Conference

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Their Role in Commercial Development

April 18, 2024
West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Their Role in Commercial Development Presenter: Amanda L. Schneider, P.E.; Howell Engineering When?   Thursday, April 18, 2024; 8:30am-10:00am Cost?   Free for CCE Members Location?  West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the lot designated for training events) Description: Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are an important part of acquiring commercial real estate that protect potential buyers from certain environmental liabilities. This presentation goes over the basics including their purpose, what is involved in the investigation, and the necessary next steps if environmental impacts are uncovered. This presentation will also go over how environmentally impacted sites affect their developability and what developers and engineers should be aware of when working with these sites. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH. >>DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION<&lt…more »

Introduction to Ecological Offsets (More than just wetland banking)

March 28, 2024
West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Introduction to Ecological Offsets (More than just wetland banking) Presenter: Jon Kasitz, RES When?   Thursday, March 28, 2024; 8:30am-10:00am Cost?   Free for CCE Members Location?  West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the lot designated for training events) Description: As regulations covering land-development projects continue to evolve, more and more projects are requiring one or more types of environmental or ‘ecological offsets’ to mitigate the project’s unavoidable impacts to sensitive environmental resources, such as wetlands, riparian buffers, and endangered species, and water-quality. The ecological offset market started in the 1990’s with wetland mitigation banking (fill in one acre of wetland, replace one acre somewhere else), but now in PA also includes streams, riparian buffers, endangered species (bats and bog turtles), and water-quality (MS4 and NPDES). Jon will provide an overview of how…more »

Challenges of Treating High-Strength Non-Residential Wastewater Webinar

February 29, 2024
Zoom
WEBINAR: Challenges of Treating High-Strength Non-Residential Wastewater Presenter: Oran Biehl, Premier Tech Water & Environmental When: Thursday, February 29, 2024; 10:30am-12:00pm ET Cost:  Free for CCE members only Location:  Webinar (via Zoom) Description:  Wastewater is usually defined as high strength when concentrations of BOD, TSS, FOG, or nitrogen are higher than typical domestic wastewater. The focus of this webinar is commercial and non-residential water usages that lead to unusual or high onsite wastewater strengths. These include restaurants, truck stops, breweries, etc. Many states now recognize that the treatment of high BOD5, TSS, or FOG concentrations requires different strategies than those used for typical domestic applications. Several pretreatment possibilities exist, but the extent to which they reduce high-strength wastewater is not fully understood. Treatment must not only reduce wastewater strength, but also bring effluent quality into conformity with stringent discharge limits. Highly variable conditions…more »

Various Applications for Infrastructure Monitoring and the Modernization of Automation

November 9, 2023
West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Various Applications for Infrastructure Monitoring and the Modernization of Automation Presenter: Greg Gress, Howell Surveying When?   Thursday, November 9, 2023; 8:30am-10:00am Cost?   Free for CCE Members Location?  West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the lot designated for training events) Description:  This seminar will provide a review of the many methods surveyors use for monitoring movement during construction, failing soil conditions, and general structure inquiries. The presentation will end with a live interaction of an active AMTRAK construction site and the method utilized with new a new innovative process of automation. Data review will cover measurement corrections, integrated survey monitoring applications with active project datums, and detailing trend and velocity calculations. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH…more »

CCE Fall 2023 Conference

October 19, 2023
West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
CHESTER COUNTY ENGINEERS FALL CONFERENCE
When?     Thursday, October 19, 2023; 8:15am-12:00pm Where?   West Goshen Municipal Building
1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, West Chester, PA 19380
(please park in the area designated for training) Cost?      $75  (CCE members only) Continuing Ed?  Attendees will earn up to 3 PDHs AGENDA – Thursday, October 19, 2023
8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments
8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below) 8:30am-9:30am – Legal & Legislative Updates for the Civil Engineer
Lou Colagreco & Alyson Zarro; Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco
Civil engineers and their clients are impacted on various public policy fronts.   Recently enacted & proposed legislation, changes to the regulatory framework, and legal decision can all significantly alter a land development project under consideration.  Learn what is new in the government affairs environment so you can better help your clients navigate their projects to completion…more »

Field Trip: Forest Restoration Study Site Visit

September 26, 2023
0.4 mile E of 402 East Street Road (Rt 926), Kennett Square, PA
Field Trip: Forest Restoration Study Site Visit (at Longwood Gardens) Presenter: Kristie Lane Anderson, Longwood Gardens Research Specialist When?   Tuesday, September 26, 2023; 3:00pm-4:30pm (please arrive on time) Cost?   Free for CCE Members Description: This will be a walking tour of an experimental forest restoration project being conducted by the Longwood Gardens Land Stewardship and Ecology Group. The tour will be hosted by a Research Specialist responsible for design and implementation of the study. The information shared is intended to give Engineers, Architects, Land Planners and Regulators a better understanding of the benefits and basic components of ecosystem restoration. Location? The CCE Parking & Meeting Location is indicated on the map below (click image to enlarge).  This is about 0.4 mi East from street address 402 East Street Road (Rt 926), Kennett Square, PA off of Red Lion Row (Google Map Directions). We will be walking…more »

Long Term Performance of Rain Gardens – Lessons Learned

September 28, 2023
West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Long Term Performance of Rain Gardens – Lessons Learned Presenter: Dr. Robert Traver, Villanova University When?   Thursday, September 28, 2023; 8:30am-10:00am Cost?   Free for CCE Members Location?  West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the lot designated for training events) Description: Dr. Traver will present lessons learned from the design and operation of rain gardens. Faculty and students at Villanova have conducted research on multiple rain garden stormwater control measures in the Philadelphia area over the past 20 years, leading to many Journal publications on the processes and performance. Dr Traver will discuss how to bring this knowledge to the design, construction and operation of these SCMs. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION…more »

CCE Spring 2023 Conference

June 22, 2023
West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
CHESTER COUNTY ENGINEERS SPRING 2023 CONFERENCE When?   Thursday, June 22, 2023; 8:15am-12:00pm Where?   West Goshen Municipal Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the area designated for training) Cost?   $75 per person (members only) AGENDA – Thursday, June 22nd
8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments
8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below) 8:30am-9:30am – Lessons Learned From the Field
Shannon Healey, Chester County Conservation District
This presentation will provide attendees with insights on heading off potential failures in the field.  Representatives from the Conservation District will discuss the real world implications for poor design decisions and poor implementation of controls/facilities on a project.  Learn how to make your projects better by learning from mistakes made in the past. 9:45am-10:45am – Designing ADA Routes on Your Site Plan
Walter Schneider, Centre Region Code Administration…more »

Site Planning for Electric Vehicles

May 11, 2023
West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Site Planning for Electric Vehicles Presenter: Sean Greene, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission When?   Thursday, May 11, 2023; 8:30am-10:00am Cost?   Free for CCE Members Location?  West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the lot designated for training events) Description: In this presentation, DVRPC staff will discuss the evaluation of site location and infrastructure requirements for electric vehicles. The speaker will cover the considerations that civil engineers should take into account when designing EV infrastructure such as public charging stations, parking lot design, and charger placement.  Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of EV Infrastructure needs, learning best site design practices that will ensure a smooth transition to electric vehicles on your next project. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION Phoenixville Ordinance – Electric Vehicle Parking (2021) Phoenixville Ordinance – Electric Vehicle Parking (2022…more »

Fire Safety Design & Your Site Plan Webinar

March 23, 2023
Zoom
WEBINAR: Fire Safety Design & Your Site Plan Presenter: Walter Schneider, PhD; Centre Region Code Administration When: Thursday, March 23, 2023; 10:30am-12:00pm ET Cost:  Free for CCE members Location:  Webinar (via Zoom) Description:  As an engineer, you know that fire safety is of the utmost importance in the design of any building or structure. But what does that mean for your site plan? In this presentation, we discuss how to factor in fire safety when planning your project, and outline some important considerations to keep in mind. The instructor will discuss what a fire review is, what you need to know about fire principles for the review, and introduce ideas for site plan development that could eliminate problems during the review process and during fire emergencies.  This is a live virtual presentation. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH. &nbsp…more »