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Erosion Control 2-for-1 Special: Sediment and Erosion Control for Your Site


Course 1 - ABCs of BMPs: Buttoning Up Large Sites in Small Time

Choose and implement the most cost-effective BMP and meet your performance and compliance requirements! Join Dirt Time host John McCullah, CPESC #311 to discuss the most practical, efficient, and cost effective methods for buttoning up a large site in a small amount of time. We’ll explore the issues, ABCs of BMPs, and practical uses of blown straw, straw, and compost blankets.

How can you comply, as well as choose and implement the MOST cost-effective BMP? Forester University and Dirt Time video training packages invite you to join Dirt Time host John McCullah in a discussion of a practical, down-and-dirty approach to choosing and implementing Best Management Practices with an eye on compliance and cost.

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

  • Why BMP’s most frequently fail
  • How to select BMPs by understanding the physical processes
  • How to organize tools for stormwater protection in your own BMP Toolbox
  • How to choose the best tool for the job at hand
  • The difference between blown straw and straw blankets
  • Whether compost blankets a good idea, and when should I use each?

Course 2 - Designing Effective Construction Site Sediment Containment Systems

It’s More Than Just 3,600 Ft.3/Acre!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires construction sites to have sediment containment systems (SCSs) with sufficient volume that can capture the runoff from a 2-year, 24-hour storm event creating 3 inches of precipitation… resulting in 1-inch or approximately 3,600 ft.3/acre of runoff. Unfortunately, 3,600 ft.3/acre only occurs for sandy soil conditions. What about the other conditions…is this enough?

Join returning speakers Jerry Fifield and Tina Evans as they explore this question, as well as the best practices, techniques, computations, and analyses in designing effective construction site sediment containment systems.

In this online training webinar, we’ll explore the two most commonly misused parameters in the design and review of sediment basins and traps – containment surface area and volume, why the capture of 3,600 ft.3/acre may not be enough, and the parameters designers and reviewers need to incorporate into their sediment containment system design and review. Within this discussion, we’ll explore the basics of sediment containment systems, how suspended particles are captured, and the effective use of polymers within design. Additionally Fifield and Evans will outline the techniques, equations, and computations necessary in designing effective sediment containment systems, and how you can apply these to your designs and/or review. And finally, we’ll discuss how to properly analyze and evaluate sediment containment system effectiveness during flood flow conditions.

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

  • Understanding of the types of sediment containment systems and effective outlet structures
  • Understanding of why designers and reviewers must develop SCS for design flood flow events
  • Application of scientific and engineering methods on developing parameters
  • Understanding of how use of polymers can increase the effectiveness of an SCS

* 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.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcasts
Session: 3 H 0 M
Lectures: 2
Credits: 2 PDH / 0.2 CEU

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