Stormwater Management and Soil Testing

Stormwater Management in the NJ Pinelands – A Review of Stormwater Management Amendments to the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan

Ed Wengrowski & Brian P. Szura, NJ Pinelands Commission

Learn about the historical and recent updates to the Pinelands Commission’s Stormwater Management rules with particular emphasis on the Commission’s and NJDEP’s reliance on Green Infrastructure for non-point pollution control, flood control and groundwater recharge. This webinar will review stormwater management strategies that prevent pollution from entering our waterways, minimize property damage due to flooding and maintain groundwater levels for sustainable drinking water supplies, agricultural and industrial uses, and essential wetlands ecosystem services.

 

NJ DEP Soil Testing for Stormwater Management

Lisa Schaefer, Bureau of Flood Hazard and Stormwater Engineering

Understanding the character and saturated hydraulic conductivity of surface and subsurface soils at a proposed land development site is crucial to the design of stormwater BMPs that meet the requirements of the Stormwater Management rules. This presentation will focus on the reasons why soil testing is important, along with the different types of testing.  Also included will be the soil testing requirements and what is to be submitted in the stormwater management report for a major development project.

$69 – Members | $138 – Non-Members

This webinar offers 2 CDC Credits for NJ Professional Engineers and PE’s in other states that accept NJSPE accredited programs.

 

Speaker Bios

Ed Wengrowski has more than 40 years of experience conducting soil-based environmental assessments.  He has been employed by the NJ Pinelands Commission since 2002.  He has extensive experience in conducting site investigations to determine in situ permeability and SHWT elevations for the installation of groundwater recharge facilities and in troubleshooting facilities that fail to recharge.

In addition to holding Registered Environmental Specialist licenses in several states, he holds Public Sanitary and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator licenses, and UST Subsurface Evaluator / Closure licenses issued by the NJDEP. He earned a BS degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University’s Cook College (now the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences).

Brian Szura joined the Commission staff in 1999 as part of the Regulatory Programs Office. His primary responsibilities include the review of private development applications in the Cities of Port Republic and Estell Manor and the Townships of Galloway, Egg Harbor, Jackson and Weymouth; review of all stormwater management plans submitted for development applications in the Pinelands Area; and the review of applications for off-road vehicle events. Mr. Szura earned a BS degree in Natural Resources Management from Rutgers University’s Cook College (currently the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences).

Lisa Schaefer is an environmental engineer with the Bureau of Flood Hazard and Stormwater Engineering, which is part of the Division of Watershed Protection and Restoration.  This is her 20th year with the Department, and her experience has included reviewing applications for various permits, licenses, grants and statements of no interest under the Division’s predecessor, the Division of Land Use Regulation.  She is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, where she obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Structures.

4 CPC Webinar on February 18, 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022
9AM – 1PM

 NJSPE Member Rate – $69

Non-Member Rate – $138

Offering 4 CPC credits forNJ Professional Engineers and PE’s in other states that accept NJSPE accredited programs.
NJSPE is a New York State Education Department Approved Sponsors of Continuing Education for Engineers and Land Surveyors. 1 CPC credit equals 1 PDH credit for NYS

Questions: cgoldstein@njpsi.com; 609-393-0099

First UHPC Bridge Deck Overlay on a Major Suspension Bridge in the United States

Michael McDonagh, P.E., P.Eng. and Jordy Padilla, P.E.
Accreditation: 1 Credit Hour

In 2018, the Delaware River and Bay Authority determined that the deck of the first structure was near the end of its service life. Through a 50-year lifecycle cost analysis, a partial-depth deck replacement overlay utilizing Ultra High- Performance Concrete (UHPC) was identified as the preferred alternative to deck replacement and conventional overlays. The pilot project replaced the top 3.75 inches of the deck with UHPC on approximately 25,000 square feet of deck, incorporating overlays on the main suspension bridge, deck truss and steel girder approach structures. The completion of this project set new milestones in the U.S. as the largest use and continuous pour of UHPC overlay.

An Introduction to Physical Asset Management

Justin Furch, Technology Practice Leader
Accreditation: 1 Credit Hour

Physical asset management, which differs from financial or software asset management, is an important and often complicated topic to most organizations. Focusing on increased efficiency and transparency, a well-defined asset management system will provide an organization with their current condition and valuation to support these needs, as well as provide a foundation for budget planning and goal setting. Asset management is one of the first steps in developing risk assessments and resiliency. It can be incorporated into every part of an organizations’ operations and will provide immediate value when fully adopted. This presentation will cover the basic components of asset management, what it provides, why it is so important, and how to get started.

Professional Engineering Ethics 101

Lawrence P. Powers, Co-Chair – Construction Law Department Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP
Accreditation: 2 Credit Hours

The learning objective is to expose the seminar participants to various engineering related professional and statutory codes of ethics to indoctrinate ethics awareness and an understanding of ethical standards common to all jurisdictions, including those of the participants, so that the participants understand the boundaries of ethical engineering behavior.

The program is broken into several parts. Introduction to common statutory and regulatory ethics rules; review of the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics with examples of common ethics rules, illustrative case studies to consider, with emphasis on the similarities and difference between governmental and professional society sanctions; practical reasons for ethical practice, how unethical practice can present professional liability, legal, licensure, moral and public health, safety and welfare issues.

Speakers

Michael McDonagh, P.E., P.Eng

Michael McDonagh is Vice President, Engineering & Projects, of Steelike, Inc. Prior to joining Steelike in early 2021, Michael worked for over 24 years as a bridge design engineer. He is an expert on UHPC, a revolutionary construction material that can dramatically improve the service life of structures and lead to more optimized structures, having started working with it in 2008. He has been assisting the Federal Highway Administration since 2016 to promote UHPC, help write design guidance, and review FHWA- created design guidance. He is also a member of the organizing committee of the International Interactive Symposium on UHPC. Michael’s bridge design experience includes bridges located in Canada, France, the United Arab Emirates, and across the U.S., with a wide variety of bridges including multiple signature footbridges. Michael received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University.

Jordy Padilla, P.E.

Jordy Padilla is a structural engineer with WSP, experienced in bridge design, rehabilitation, and construction. Jordy has been involved in several structures utilizing UHPC for bridge preservation as well as the development of new structures. He has assisted the Federal Highway Administration since 2020 to promote UHPC, support with technical guidelines, and most recently, with presenting to several state agencies on UHPC bridge preservation strategies. Jordy has been part of the ASCE Central Jersey branch for the past 5 years serving in a variety of positions, including most recently as the president of the branch. Jordy is also a Board member of the Professional Engineers Society of Mercer County (PESMC) and former Board Chair of the Connecticut Students for a Dream. He is a graduate of the University of New Haven (BS) and Rutgers University (MS).

Justin Furch

Justin Furch is the Technology Practice Leader for T&M and has more than 20 years of extensive experience with asset management, data analysis, software engineering, database development and administration, and system engineering. He has built and led teams that have managed multi-million-dollar technology projects for federal, state, and local agencies. He has worked with agencies such as the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the NY&NJ Port Authority, Pennsylvania Turnpike, and others on populating and managing asset management systems.  Justin also has extensive experience working with Geographical Information System (GIS) software, transportation data modeling, and design and development of custom software solutions. These include transportation asset management systems, project tracking and management systems, field inspection and inventory, and analysis/reporting systems.

Lawrence P. Powers

Lawrence P. Powers, is Partner and co-chair of the Construction Litigation Department at Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP. Larry’s practice is focused on handling complex, multi-party construction related professional liability claims. He has tried numerous complex construction cases to a jury verdict. Admitted in 1984, he has over 35 years of experience in litigating, arbitrating and mediating construction disputes, regularly handling difficult loss prevention and risk management assignments for all of the major professional liability insurers. Larry serves as general counsel to AIA-New Jersey, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers and ASLA-New Jersey. He regularly represents design professionals in disciplinary matters before the New Jersey State Board of Architects and Landscape Architects and the New Jersey State Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors. Mr. Powers has achieved a peer review rating of “AV”, the highest mark given by other members of the legal profession. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey. He was named “Lawyer of the Year 2012” in the Construction Litigation category by Best Lawyers® for the Woodbridge, NJ Metropolitan area in 2012 and 2018 as well as Construction Law category in 2017.

How the Towers Fell, Lessons Learned from the 1993 and 9/11 Attacks (3 PDH)

Product: On-Demand
Location: Online
Member Price: $35
Course Length: 3 hours
Credit(s):  3 PDH

Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the Goethals Bridge Replacement
Learn how the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project required innovations in monitoring permitting, quality assurance, resource tracking, and Construction Engineering and Inspection scheduling.

THE GOETHALS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT (1 PDH)

Product: On-Demand
Location: Online
Member Price: $35
Course Length: 3.5 hours
Credit(s): 1 PDH

Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the Goethals Bridge Replacement
Learn how the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project required innovations in monitoring permitting, quality assurance, resource tracking, and Construction Engineering and Inspection scheduling.

NJ GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE STORMWATER RULES (1 PDH)

Product: On-Demand
Location: Online
Member Price: $35
Course Length: 2 hours
Credit(s): 1 PDH

This course will review the recently adopted NJ Stormwater Management Rules that became effective on March 2, 2021. The discussion will focus on the design paradigm shift necessary to successfully and efficiently implement green infrastructure including design team approaches to effectively utilize green infrastructure in stormwater management. The concept of decentralization and utilizing the required tiers of BMPs to accomplish stormwater management in a treatment train will be explained, including examples. The benefits of using green infrastructure from both a stormwater management and development standpoint will be explained.

TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING STUDIES OVERVIEW (1 PDH)

Product: On-Demand
Location: Online
Member Price: $35
Course Length: 2 hours
Credit(s):  1 PDH

This course will provide a general overview of the use and application of regulatory and warning signs, pavement marking and traffic signals. In addition, the course will include a discussion of common traffic engineering studies used to establish speed limits and determine design parameters used in implementing traffic control devices and roadway geometric features. Examples will be presented and concepts will be reinforced through hands-on exercises. Finally, the presentation will provide an overview of roundabouts, including design features, their application and advantages of using roundabouts over other conventional intersection treatments.

DRONES IN ENGINEERING (1 PDH)

Product: On-Demand
Location: Online
Member Price: $35
Course Length: 1.5 hours
Credit(s):  1 PDH

This course will review the ways drones are being used in the construction industry, mainly in the engineering and surveying fields. This course will show examples of how drones are being utilized in various different situations to assist Engineers. You will learn the safety benefits of using drones in compromising health situations. You will learn some of the legal requirements for use of drone, applications of drones for specific Engineers needs, benefits of using drones, and you will see some of what the future can hold for drone technology in the engineering field.

How the Towers Fell, Lessons Learned from the 1993 and 9/11 Attacks Part 3

How the Towers Fell, Lessons Learned from the 1993 and 9/11 Attacks Part 2

How the Towers Fell, Lessons Learned from the 1993 and 9/11 Attacks Part 1

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING ETHICS 101 (2 PDH)

Member Price: $35
Non-Member Price: $50
Product: On-Demand
Location: Online
Course Length: 2 hours
Credit(s): 2 PDH

The learning objective is to expose the seminar participants to various engineering related professional and statutory codes of ethics to indoctrinate ethics awareness and an understanding of ethical standards common to all jurisdictions, including those of the participants, so that the participants understand the boundaries of ethical engineering behavior. The program is broken into several parts. Introduction to common statutory and regulatory ethics rules; review of the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics with examples of common ethics rules, illustrative case studies to consider, with emphasis on the similarities and difference between governmental and professional society sanctions; practical reasons for ethical practice, how unethical practice can present professional liability, legal, licensure, moral and public health, safety and welfare issues.

NOTE: Your payment is only good for ONE person. Sharing the video will NOT result in additional free PDH credits.

NJSPE CONTINUING EDUCATION WEBINAR (3 PDH)

Product: On-Demand
Location: Online
Member Price: $69
Course Length: 2.5 hours
Credit(s):  3 PDH

Offering 3 PDH credits for NJ Professional Engineers and PE’s in other states that accept NJSPE accredited programs.

Course Title: Digital Signatures & Seals – Know how to Comply with the soon-to-be Adopted Rules at NJDEP on Electronic Submission of Applications for Watershed and Land Management permits.

Speaker: James J. Purcell, PE, PMP
Accreditation: 1 NJ PDH credits
Presentation to the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers

Participants will learn the difference between electronic and digital signatures. When digital signatures are appropriate and when they are not. What rules govern the use of digital signatures and options in implementing a digital signature environment.

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Course Title: Green Infrastructure (GI):

Types, Benefits and Implementation Strategies
Speaker: Tejal A. Patel, PE, CME, LEED AP
Accreditation: 1 NJ PDH credits
Presentation to the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers

As more and more communities directly experience the negative impacts of climate change and frequent storms; engineers and municipalities are under increasing pressure to embrace greener and sustainable infrastructure for stormwater management. Green infrastructure refers to a set of integrated strategies to meet stormwater management goals in cost-effective ways as well as achieving multiple benefits by managing runoff with vegetation, soils, and/or reuse.

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Course Title: Permeable Pavers – A Green Alternative

Speaker: Eugene Fernandez
Commercial Territory Manager, Unilock New York, Inc.
Accreditation: 1 NJ PDH credits
Presentation to the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers

This seminar will analyze the goals and criteria for using a permeable pavement system. We will examine design different solutions for challenging site constraint and compare permeable concrete pavers to other traditional storm systems. You will learn how to utilize ASTM sandard C936 for evaluating permeable pavers and learn efficient installation procedures for permeable pavers. This seminar will examine LEED criteria for achieving potential credits for using concrete pavers, such as stormwater quality and quantity controls, solar reflectivity and cycled materials.
NOTE: Your payment is only good for ONE person. Sharing the video will NOT result in additional free PDH credits.

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