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ACEC of Vermont's Facilities Technical Workshop


Event Info, Sponsorship and Attendee Registration Link


Please join us for this informative technical workshop that is being offered in coordination with Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services (BGS) leadership, The Association of General Contractors of Vermont,  and The American Institute of Architects (Vermont Chapter).

The workshop will be held Thursday, April 14th from 11:30 am-4 pm via Zoom. There will be 4 - 50 minute sessions and a 4 PDH certificate will be provided to attendees that complete the training.

2022 Facilities Technical Workshop
ACEC of Vermont is excited to offer four technical presentations as part of our Annual Facilities Technical Workshop!  This year the Workshop will take place virtually on April 14th from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM as further described in the Technical Workshop Agenda below. Sponsorship info and registrations are available at the button above.

The Workshop will be comprised of four diverse presentations including: practical implementation of operational stormwater management under General Permit 3-9050, the “3-acre permit”; a case study of the Department of Labor modernization project’s planning led project delivery for the Department of Buildings and General Services; utilization of flexible load management and electric fleet vehicles to meet Climate Action Plan energy efficiency goals; and planning and budgeting for construction projects during the pandemic.  Presentations will be provided by VHB, Freeman French Freeman, the Department of Buildings and General Services, DEW Construction.

As an ACEC National recognized Regional Continuing Education Provider (RCEP), ACEC of Vermont will be providing workshop attendees with 4.0 approved Vermont professional development hours (PDHs) for the workshop.  Additionally, in collaboration with AIA Vermont, courses have been approved for AIA continuing education credits.

We look forward to seeing you on April 14th.



Brendan Cosgrove
Executive Director for ACEC of Vermont
Jennifer Fitch, PE
Commissioner Department of Buildings and General Services

Webinar #1: 12:00 – 12:50 PM
Course Title:  “Three-Acre” Stormwater Permitting

Purpose and Objective:   

050 (“the GP”) has introduced new stormwater treatment requirements for properties with more than three acres of impervious area that either never had an operational storm water permit or utilize stormwater management practices designed prior to the adoption of the 2002 Stormwater Management Manual.  Many sites have begun the permitting process for a “Three-Acre Permit”.  This webinar looks at practical options for implementation of this permit for existing facilities and owner priorities to meet compliance requirements.

 Presenter: Peter Smiar, PE | VHB

Webinar #2: 1:00 – 1:50 PM
Course Title:  Planning Led Project Delivery

Purpose and Objective:

Vermont’s Department of Buildings and General Services (“BGS”) has implemented a more measured approach to delivering design and construction for State facilities.  With detailed Planning and Programming established early, scope, budget, and schedule are well outlined for Legislative approval of budget line item projects.  Freeman French Freeman has put this process into practice on many design project including recently on the Department of Labor Modernization Project for BGS.  This webinar will examine how this process results in a more successful project.

Presenter: Jesse Beck, AIA, NCARB | Freeman French Freeman, Inc.

Webinar #3: 2:00 – 2:50 PM
Course Title:  Vermont Climate Action Plan<

Purpose and Objective:

The Vermont Climate Action Plan aims to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help protect Vermont communities and landscapes from the greatest risks of climate change and create new clean energy industry and jobs.  This webinar looks at two methods that BGS is employing to achieve energy targets.  Working with Green Mountain Power, multiple State facilities have employed flexible load management to optimize energy usage over the past two years.  Additionally, BGS has been steadily transitioning State fleet vehicles towards plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles and has begun an EVSE build out at state facilities following a 2019-2020 workplace EV charging survey of state employees.  Together, these tactics assist in reducing carbon emissions, enhancing the state’s infrastructure for 21st century needs, and allow for better utilization of renewable energy sources.

Presenter: Brian Sewell | VT BGS

Webinar #4: 3:00 – 3:50 PM
Course Title: Pandemic Era Vertical Construction Management

Purpose and Objective:

With a focus on forecasting, contingency planning, and projecting for the next couple years, this course provides a look at how the construction industry has adapted to the ongoing pandemic and supply chain struggles for new development and major renovations.  Our tools and techniques for managing projects in this challenging environment.

Presenter: Pete Kelley, PE, Vice President of DEW Construction 

Brendan Cosgrove
Meeting content information can be found by clicking the link above. Zoom video call sign in info will be provided upon confirmed registration.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information and event/sponsorship registration please click the link above.

We look forward to seeing you on April 14th!!

For more information about ACEC of Vermont, please contact us.

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