Introduction to Erosion and Sediment Control for Urban Construction Sites
DESCRIPTION: Are you new to the erosion and sediment control field or want to know what it is all about? Then this class is for you! This half-day course walks you through the basics of erosion and sediment control, outlining some of the main products and best management practices, including their advantages and disadvantages and suitability for Alberta's conditions.
Upon completing this course, you will understand the factors affecting erosion and sedimentation on construction sites in urban environments. You will have an overview of how to inspect your construction site, and learn how and when to report a release. You will be on your way to designing, implementing and inspecting effective practices to reduce erosion and control sedimentation on your sites.
YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Robert Wills has more than 30 years of construction and landscape construction experience, with the last 26 at The City of Calgary. He started as an Arborist in Urban Forestry. From there he went on to be a natural areas foreman, development inspector, subdivision inspector in Urban Development, and an ESC inspector in Water Resources. Currently he is a Capital Project Coordinator for Planning & Development Services (Parks). His education includes a 2-year Broadcasting diploma out of Spokane, WA, and a Journeyman Landscape Gardener diploma from Olds College. He is also an accredited CISEC (Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control) as well as a CISEC instructor. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for IECA (International Erosion Control Association) Canada.
INCLUDES: Light refreshments and a certificate of attendance.
LOOKING FOR A MORE ADVANCED COURSE? THE Certified Inspector in Sediment and Erosion Control course (1-1/2 days plus optional exam) will take you start to finish on all matters related to inspection. March 23 and 24, 2017, in Calgary (venue TBD). Registration is not available yet, but if you do register, be sure to tell them you heard about the course through the ALIDP.
1. IS THIS THE SAME INSTRUCTION AS THE 1/2-DAY COURSE THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY OF CALGARY? Yes, this is an equivalent course replacing previous City of Calgary instruction.
2. GETTING THERE. Please see the Associations Plus website for parking and CTrain information. https://www.associationsplus.ca/index.php?page=contact/index.php
3. WHO IS THE ALIDP? The Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership is an association of municipal, industry, and non-profit groups and individuals in Alberta who envision a future where land development and landscapes co-exist in harmony. We equip Albertans to build vibrant, ecologically functional landscapes in the built environment, through comprehensive stormwater management. Erosion and Sediment Control is an important part of the LID toolkit.
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