This class will increase awareness of natural (wetlands, streams, steep slopes, buffer systems, RPAs, endangered species) and cultural (archeological, historic architectural features and districts) resources that cause spatial, economic and time constraints to private development and public sector infrastructure projects; help people involved in the planning of land developments and public infrastructure projects improve how they work with these constraints; and keep projects in compliance with these constraints through planning, design and implementation.

Date:  3/14/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


In early 2019, Fairfax County will start reviewing site plans, minor site plans and their revisions electronically. The new ePlans system promotes better communication, offering real-time status updates and increased transparency. This class will introduce participants to the Avolve Project Flow software, demonstrating how to upload plans, receive and respond to comments, submit revisions and other tasks associated with the ePlans system. This class will also address review process changes, including the ESI review, that were made as a result of moving to the ePlans system.  

Date:  3/18/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm

Location: Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Rooms 1033 A & B.


Due to limited seating, the same class as P509A-19 is being offered a second time.

Date:  3/25/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm

Location:  Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Rooms 1033 A & B.




Topics planned for inclusion: Project outline and tasks; project scheduling from the owner, engineer, reviewer, and contractor perspectives; coordination between team members and agencies; as well as developing cost estimates.

Date:  3/21/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


This two-part class offers a unique background of the Fairfax County subdivision ordinance and process and will better equip students with a knowledge and understanding of the various provisions of the Subdivision Ordinance. They will gain a better understanding of the genesis of some of the more commonly cited Subdivision provisions and why these provisions are in the Code, as well as enable them to better design a proposed subdivision and determine the specific provisions that must be met for the subdivision to be legally created. (Enroll in P516-19 for Part 2.)

Date:  3/28/19

Time: 3:30-6:30 pm


Topics planned for inclusion: review process (sequence and timing of submittals, required documentation); surety bond review (bonding of standard and non-standard items, supplementary agreements, perpetual bond, bonding case study);  SWM devices (technical requirements/B2, bonding and agreements); road widenings/turn lanes (acceptance process, pavement design and pavement marking requirements); crosswalks (requirements, justification studies, approval process); driveway entrances (standards, design criteria, other requirements); technical requirements for new roads; SSAR (connectivity/waivers, public service, design standards); jurisdictional nuances for processes in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties; field inspection (common punch list items, steps to final acceptance). 

Date:  4/4/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


A site visit to observe some of the common field issues discussed in P512-19.

Date:  4/11/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm

Location:  TBD


A large portion of an asset’s life cycle cost is locked in during the project conception. As such, it is important to keep the domino effect of the upfront decisions in the forefront of our mind as we go through the phases of design, permitting, and commissioning. This class is meant to make students aware of the basic steps in asset management and provide an owner’s point of view.

Date:  4/25/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


Topics planned for inclusion: a broad overview of the governmental land entitlement process from a legal and planning viewpoint.

Date:  5/2/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


This class is a continuation of P511-19. Enrollment in P511-19 is not mandatory but certainly beneficial for a comprehensive understanding.

Date:  5/9/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


Topics planned for inclusion: site and soil conditions that determine the type of design, conventional on-site sewage disposal system design, pump sizing, alternative trench on-site sewage disposal system design, drip and mound on-site sewage disposal system design, and maintenance of an on-site sewage disposal system.

Date:  5/16/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


An interactive “example-based” investigation of the key dry utility project management milestones and issues encountered during the site development process. Commercial and residential examples will be explored. Sample topics include: brief dry utility services overview, ALTA survey review, existing conditions analysis, conflicts & relocations, new service design coordination, and utility easement coordination.

Date:  5/23/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


Innovative and alternative intersections are becoming more commonplace.  This course will introduce various interchange and intersection configurations and road treatments. Cloverleaf interchanges are being replaced with more urban-type interchanges that accommodate pedestrians, while roundabouts may be preferred over signalized intersections.   The single point urban diamond, tight urban diamond, echelon, diverging diamond and other interchange types will be discussed.  An emphasis will be placed with on-grade intersections that include displaced left turns (DLT), median U-turn, restricted U-turn and growing use and installation of roundabouts.

Date:  5/30/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


This class will explore a few common facility types in the green infrastructure arena and discuss design and construction lessons learned from a maintenance perspective. Facilities to be covered include Bioretention Facilities, Porous Surfaces, and Enhanced Extended Detention Facilities.

Date:  6/6/19

Time:  3:30-6:30 pm


This critical four-hour workshop helps develop ESI’s Professional Development curriculum for the next academic year.  Under the direction of the Chair of the Education Committee, participants will consider classes suggested by ESI’s membership and consolidate them into a prioritized list of courses, identifying class titles, topics to be covered, and subject matter experts. Participants are subject to approval of Director of Education, Education Committee, and/or Executive Director to ensure sufficient knowledge base of ESI curriculum and adequate representation from both the public and private sectors. Includes lunch.

Date:  6/19/19

Time:  9:00 am--1:00 pm


Members may perform study research and coordination regarding a topic identified by the Executive Director. The study shall include a study plan that identifies a statement of objectives, a desired result product, and a work schedule. The study shall have a final report identifying the work process and study results. The member shall provide the format outline for the proposed study to the Executive Director no later than 30 days after enrolling in this class.


Members participating in support efforts for jurisdictions, as identified by the Executive Director, may enroll in this class. Credit is contingent on meeting product and attendance requirements identified by the Executive Director. 


Members of the Executive Committee may enroll in this class. Credit is contingent on meeting product and attendance requirements identified by the Executive Director.


Members of the Technical Issues Study -- Leesburg Committee may enroll in this class. Credit is contingent on meeting product and attendance requirements identified by the Executive Director.


 


Members of the Education Review Committee may enroll in this class. Credit is contingent on meeting product and attendance requirements identified by the Director of Education. 


 


Members of the Advisory Plans Examiner Board may enroll in this class. Credit is contingent on meeting product and attendance requirements identified by the Executive Director.


 


Members of the Engineering Standards Review Committee may enroll in this class. Credit is contingent on meeting product and attendance requirements identified by the Executive Director.


If a member seeks approval to use participation in an alternate class as credit for one of the three annually required electives to maintain DPE status, the member shall provide the following to the Director of Education, who may refer it to the Education Committee for review:


  1. Evidence that the class is from an accredited academic institution or an institution that is state or federally certified as a continuing education credit provider/sponsor.

  2. The course description and learning objectives of the alternative class, which shall address a topic comparable to one addressed by ESI classes.

  3. If the course is tentatively approved as an acceptable alternate class, the member will also provide evidence of successful completion of the course to the Director of Education before final approval to receive credit is granted.


An ESI instructor who teaches a block of instruction in any of the ESI Education Programs in the current year may enroll in this class. Instructors may enroll in P910 only once per year.  Approval by the Director of Education is required.


 


An ESI instructor who develops a new block of instruction, or substantially updates one, in any of the ESI Education Programs in the current year may enroll in this class.  Instructors may enroll in P920 only once per year. Approval by the Director of Education is required.