CCE Fall 2021 Conference
When? Thursday, September 23, 2021; 8:15am – 12:00pm
Cost? $75 per person (members only)
Location? West Goshen Township Admin Building, 2nd Floor Mtg Rm, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the designated “training” lot)
8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments
8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below)
8:30am-9:30am – Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues for Civil Engineers
Lou Colagreco & Alyson Zarro, RRHC
Civil engineers and their clients are impacted on various different public policy fronts. Recently enacted & proposed state/federal legislation, changes to the regulatory framework, and legal decisions 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. Presenters will provide legal, legislative, and regulatory updates on key land development issues for Pennsylvania’s engineering community.
9:45am-10:45am – Managing A Project with Karst Geology
Patrick McNamara, Earth Engineering Inc.
This presentation will introduce attendees to Karst geology. It will address necessary planning & design considerations that must be made by an engineer when dealing with a project containing Karst geology. The regulatory environment confronting such projects will be discussed. Additionally, the presenter will highlight some remediation strategies that can be employed by an engineer to minimize the adverse impacts of this topography
11:00am-12:00pm – Ethical Interactions Between Municipal & Consulting Engineers
Brian Jacisin, Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission
This presentation will provide an introduction to the PA Ethics Act which covers public employees and public officials (such as appointed municipal engineers). The speaker is the Chief Counsel of the PA State Ethics Commission. He will discuss proper interaction between municipal and consulting engineers as well as what types of behaviors within that relationship would be problematic. Additionally, common pitfalls to avoid when a private third-party PE is a contracted municipal engineer will be addressed.
Attendees will earn 3 PDH.