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Urban Erosion and Sediment Control


Controlling the erosion and sediment in urban areas can be challenging. Join Brian McLane to explore a new approach and the best practices in implementing erosion and sediment control (ESC) methods, practices, and applications in urban areas.

McLane will start the webcast with a discussion with how erosion and sediment transportation occurs and the basic terms used when discussing erosion and sediment plans. We’ll continue on to discuss how erosion and sedimentation differs from developed versus undeveloped land in terms of site hydrology, soils, site utility infrastructure, and impacts on the surrounding areas, with emphasis placed on the degradation of water bodies. And then, we’ll work through an example of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) showing the effects of erosion and sedimentation on a small construction site and the benefits that can occur with proper erosion and sediment controls.

Additionally, McLane will discuss the site restrictions that can occur on an urban site and how to help mitigate those issues. We’ll explore erosion and sediment techniques that can be applied to urban construction sites ranging from siltation fence to site dewatering, and the best practices of each. And we’ll finish our webcast with a discussion of concrete washout areas and the associated problems that can occur when proper procedures are not followed.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Understanding of basic terms for erosion and sediment controls
  • Understanding of the effects of erosion and sedimentation to the surrounding area of a construction site, specifically site hydrology, soils, site utility infrastructure and impacts on water bodies.
  • Understanding of proper installation of erosion and sediment controls
  • Understanding of how to select the right erosion and sediment control and what their purpose is.

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU



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