Pre-construction   post construction bmp

About the workshop:

The Storm-EZ Permitting Tool has been developed by Withers & Ravenel in partnership with NCDENR, NCSU-BAE, the NC Coastal Federation, and the NC LID State Technical Review Team. Storm-EZ is an Excel spreadsheet-based stormwater permitting tool with computations based on the SCS Discrete Curve Number Method and current research findings on hydraulic and hydrologic performance of BMPs. Designers enter pre-development and post-development land use data and design data for stormwater practices. Then, Storm-EZ reports whether the project meets stormwater regulations and also quantifies where the project falls in the conventional-to-low impact spectrum.

When Storm-EZ is finalized, it will replace the general state stormwater permit application form, the separate BMP Supplement Forms (currently one per device is required), and the Operation and Maintenance agreements.

The new Storm-EZ tool will be debuted and participants will learn how to use Storm-EZ to analyze site plans and estimate the conventional versus low impact fates of runoff to determine if a site meets the state's new LID defnition. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Excel to class.

The training will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm. View the agenda here.

Workshop Dates/Locations

November 10, 2015 - Charlotte
Hal Marshall Building & County Services
Charlotte 1 Room - Main Level
700 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE for November 10, 2015

December 17, 2015 - Raleigh
James B. Hunt Jr. Library Room 4101
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE for December 17, 2015 (CLOSED)


  • Bill Hunt, PhD, PE, NC State University, Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • Annette Lucas, PE, North Carolina Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources
  • Andrew Anderson, EIT, NC State University, Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
  • Hunter Freeman, Withers & Ravenel

Who Should Attend

Engineers, Landscape Architects, Plan Reviewers, Regulators/Government Officials, and other professionals.

Continuing Education

This workshop is approved for 6 professional development hours (PDHs) by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. The NCBLA has approved 6.25 continuing education hours for landscape architects, course number 11123. American Planning Association members receive 6 CM credits.

Workshop Fees

Early bird: $150
Regular: $195

Early bird fees apply if registering at least 2 weeks in advance of the workshop date. Within 2 weeks, regular fees apply. Fees include break service, lunch and workshop materials.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express or check. If paying by check, make your check payable to NCSU-BAE. Mail your check and copy of your registration form to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard

Hotel Suggestions

Charlotte Workshop:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Uptown, 201 S. McDowell St.,Charlotte, NC 28202
Ph: 704-372-7550

Raleigh Workshop:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606; Ph: 919-854-0001 Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone, 1707 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, 27605; Ph: 919-828-0811
Comfort Inn Arena, 1200 Hurricane Alley Way at Trinity Rd. , Raleigh 27607; Ph: 919-854-0502


Contact Julia Fiore or Christina Shepard for questions about registration: or 919-515-6780 or 919-513-2192