Reviewers and designers have an obligation to review and design sediment and erosion control (S&EC) best management practices (BMPs) for installation on construction sites. They must select and approve effective BMPs that contractors can bid on, install, and maintain. What is usually omitted by reviewers and designers are assessments on the effectiveness of BMPs to minimize sediment discharges and/or erosion.
Join Stormwater University as prolific speaker Jerald S. Fifield (Ph.D., CISEC, HydroDynamics Incorporated) emphasizes limitations of rules and regulations, typical BMP details, and the use of BMPs selected to prevent or minimize the discharge of sediment-laden waters during runoff events.
Reviewers and designers will learn more about:
- Some regulatory requirements that are impossible to achieve
- Why inlet protection methods are often ineffective
- The need for impervious sediment control BMPs to generate flood conditions if they are going to remove sediments out of runoff waters
- Why effective check structures provide some sediment control and only minimal erosion control
- Why fiber rolls (a.k.a. wattles) barriers are not a “stand alone” erosion control BMP for steep hillsides
- BMPs that are effective in minimizing the discharge of sediment-laden runoff waters
- Show the limitations of S&EC methods
- Educate reviewers and designers as to why it is important to assess BMP effectiveness
- Alert reviewers and designers that they are developing S&EC plans for contractors
Get the whole team trained!
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* Each state and certification agency have different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 PDH.
* Purchase of this course allows you access for 6 months from the order date.