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Advanced Environmental Design Workshop

Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PHDs)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Engineers Club
Baltimore, Maryland

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Intended for professionals with familiarity in hydrology and hydraulics, stormwater management, and site design, this advanced course will focus on practical aspects of site and stormwater design in accordance with Environmental Site Design (ESD) as set forth in Chapter 5 of Maryland's Stormwater Design Manual. 

Production design and review contexts will be explored using two popular open-sourced spreadsheet modeling tools and design examples. Participants are encouraged to download the spreadsheets ( and and bring laptop computers to the class to work on example design problems.

At the completion of the workshop, participants should have a well-informed understanding of the various ESD practices, design processes, site design considerations, calculations, and design examples.

Theodore Scott, PE, CPESC, LEED AP, MSP
Stormwater Maintenance, LLC

Tom Schueler
Chesapeake Stormwater Maintenance


Early Bird (by 05/01/14):
Members - $395
Non-Members - $525

Regular Registration (05/02/14 - 06/01/14):
Members - $465
Non-Members - $595

Late Registration (06/02/14 - 06/18/14):
Members - $545

Non-Members - $675


Check-In and Light Breakfast


Session 1
Regulatory Background
Evolution and progression of BMPs (conventional, credits, ESD)
ESD Philosophy and Criteria
Specifics of Chapter 5
Erosion and Sediment Control Strategies and Requirements

Session 2
ESD Practices From Chapter 5 – descriptions, applications, and performance criteria
• Alternative surfaces
• Non-structural
• Micro-scale

Session 3
Drainage Areas

Drainage Area Determination
Overall Site Analysis
Individual Practices
Offsite Drainage Considerations
Burden for WQv/Cpv vs Q10

Redevelopment Considerations

Session 3 cont.
Computations – Overview
PE, QE, and ESDV
Table 5.3 – Basis – McCuen
RCN Targets – Reducing RCNs
Additional (Non-ESD) Requirements (e.g., detention for Cpv and Q10)
Redevelopment Considerations

Computation Review using CSN/CWP Spreadsheets
Download to bring on laptop:

Computation Process using ESD TOOLS Spreadsheets
Download to bring on laptop:
Determine Requirements
Locate / Size Practices
Determine Remaining Requirements (e.g., additional detention)
Redevelopment Considerations

Session 4
Examples – step-by-step computations
Traditional 2000 Approach
Micro-Bioretention Alternative
Green Roof / Cistern / Permeable paving
Micro-Bioretention / Permeable Paving / Swale
Submerged Wetland / Micro-Bioretention / Rain Garden Planters
ESC considerations

Session 5
Roundtable discussion/Q&A

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