Events

EIT Council Networking & Happy Hour

CCE EIT Council Networking & Happy Hour

When?   Thursday, June 27, 2024; 4:00pm-6:00pm

Cost?   Free for CCE EIT Members

Location?  Mas Mexicali (Rooftop), 102 E. Market St, West Chester, PA 19382

Description: The Chester County Engineers’ EIT Council is inviting EITs from any CCE-member company to join their peers for a networking & happy hour!  Socialize with fellow EITs over appetizers and complimentary drinks.

Please help us with our headcount and sign up by June 24th.

EIT Registration

Bridge & Buried Structures Technical Presentation

Bridge & Buried Structures Technical Presentation

Presenters: Ankita Patel and Jerry Scheider, CONTECH

When?   Thursday, June 20, 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: Learn about the industry’s latest innovations for buried bridges and culverts that work for a wide variety of applications and capacities, spanning distances from 5 feet to 300 feet.  The presenters will cover: Site Solutions Overview including Accelerated Bridge Programs & CoStars Information; Plate, Precast and Truss Overview including Buried Bridges vs. Bridge-at-Grade; Foundation Discussion; Scour Considerations; and, Partnering with Contech.

Attendees will earn one (1) PDH.

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CCE Spring 2024 Conference

CHESTER COUNTY ENGINEERS SPRING CONFERENCE
When? Thursday, May 23, 2024; 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 members only

Continuing Ed?  Earn up to 3 PDHs

AGENDA – Thursday, May 23, 2024
8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments
8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below)

8:30am-9:30am – Watersheds 2045 and Beyond – Water Resource Planning in Chester County
Seung Ah Byun, PhD PE & Kate Hutelmyer, Chester County Water Resources Authority
In January 2024, the Chester County Commissioners approved Watersheds 2045 as the County-wide integrated water resources plan. Watersheds 2045 contains a wealth of data, both observed and modeled, on the state of the County’s waters, along with strategies for protecting them over the next two decades. This session will provide an overview of the technical analyses included in the planning effort, as well as recent initiatives that implement the plan’s goals, including the Brandywine Flood Study.

9:45am-10:45am – Pilot Program for Construction Stormwater Permits
Shannon Healey, CPESC & Robert Grover, PE, Chester County Conservation District
The PA DEP announced that beginning May 1, 2024, it is launching a pilot program across 10 counties – including Chester County – to improve the process for obtaining an individual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for construction stormwater discharges. One of the goals of the pilot program is to improve efficiencies in review and issuance of individual NPDES permits for construction stormwater discharges, and to reduce the average processing time for individual NPDES permit applications. Representatives from the County Conservation District will provide an overview of the new pilot program and some basic updates about the new PAG-02 permit.

11:00am-12:00pm – Chester County Rural Landscapes Design Guide & Forum Discussion
W. Paul Fritz, RLA, AICP & Libby Horowitz, Chester County Planning Commission
Quality design of new development is characterized by context sensitivity and the thoughtful arrangement of details that define streets, public spaces, and communities. Ultimately, quality design improves a community’s function and appearance by unifying diverse elements. Representatives from the County Planning Commission will discuss the recently released (February 2024) Rural Landscapes Design Guide and design elements focused on the maintenance of a low-density development pattern and conservation of agricultural lands and sensitive environmental resources. The session will include an interactive Q&A with attendees on implementation barriers and potential solutions.

PRESENTATIONS:
2024-05-23 Watersheds 2045
2024-05-23 Brandywine Flood Study
2024-05-23 CCCD Pilot NPDES Program

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Their Role in Commercial Development

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.

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Introduction to Ecological Offsets (More than just wetland banking)

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 these ecological offsets work, how they’re applied to projects, how RES develops ‘credits’, and will be informative to help project-developers ensure that ecological offsets are identified early in the land-development process, to keep your project on schedule and budget, in the event that one or more of these forms of offset is required to keep your project compliant with state and federal regulations.

Attendees will earn one (1) PDH.

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Challenges of Treating High-Strength Non-Residential Wastewater Webinar

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 and limited operator knowledge in decentralized applications mean that treatment systems must be simple, flexible, reliable, and robust. Presenters will discuss tested and adapted approaches to reach different treatment levels. This is a live virtual presentation.

Attendees will earn one (1) PDH.

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Holiday Party 2023

CCE Holiday Party 2023

When?   Thursday, December 7, 2022; 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where?   Avola Kitchen & Bar, 625 N Morehall Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Cost?   Free for Members (RSVP requested)

Description:  Come and share the holiday spirit with your fellow engineer colleagues and other CCE members!  Enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, and friendship on the evening of Thursday, December 7th at Avola Kitchen & Bar, Malvern!

RSVP: Please register by Tuesday, Dec 5th so we can adequately plan for food.

 

Various Applications for Infrastructure Monitoring and the Modernization of Automation

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.

CCE Fall 2023 Conference

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.

9:45am-10:45am – Is a Roundabout the Traffic Solution for Your Project?
Joseph Viscuso; Pennoni
Roundabouts still invoke memories of the old “Jersey Circles”, especially in the Philadelphia region.  This presentation will review the history of the modern roundabout, how it differs from the Jersey Circle along with traffic, accident, and safety statistics. The mention of using a roundabout usually raises the temperature of the general public in opposition to this solution.  This presentation will cover an actual case study from the beginning to end, the technology that was used and how public opinion changed from the initial presentation to its opening.

11:00am-12:00pm – Trends in Amenity Space Design for Multifamily Developments
Chris Garrity & Matt Caucci; Glackin Thomas Panzak Inc.
Amenity spaces have become a common element of all multifamily developments.  We will be presenting a review of challenges and ideas that frequently arise when designing these spaces, citing examples from recent projects by GTP and others.  We will present a variety of active and passive amenity spaces and some of the issues to be aware of when preparing a site plan to allow for these amenities.

Download Presentations:
Is a Roundabout the Traffic Solution for Your Project? (7 MB)
Trends in Amenity Space Design (25 MB)

Field Trip: Forest Restoration Study Site Visit

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 from the parking area to the study area so everyone should wear appropriate shoes.

Attendees will earn one (1) PDH.