- Overview the theory, fundamentals, and causes of erosion and sedimentation.
- Explore the best management practices and review their most appropriate uses.
- Detail the current state of the industry as well as recent innovations and advances.
- Identify common reasons for poor ESC practices and performances.
- Demonstrate the processes and procedures all practitioners should employ in the preparation, implementation, and execution of erosion and sediment control plans, and
- Explain contracting and construction management for effective ESC.
This session is appropriate for all ESC practitioners including: civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineers, designers, field staff, project managers, regulatory managers, and all those active in the ESC industry. Find out how to consistently meet the governing guidelines, regulations, and bylaws, using fundamental concepts and approaches, and save yourselves and your clients the time, money, and frustration. Learn how to do ESC right!
- Develop a firm understanding and comfort with which BMPs to use in which applications.
- Understand what to look for when inspecting/installing/monitoring BMPs, and
- Work through ESC design on three sites to be comfortable putting together a plan that works.
James Kay is a municipal engineer and consulting civil engineer serving the land development sectors throughout the Okanagan, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, and Sunshine Coast. As a professional engineer and certified professional in erosion and sediment control, James has designed and consulted on hundreds of erosion and sediment control plans for subdivisions, commercial developments, townhouses, and apartment projects.
With a focus on sustainability and green infrastructure, James brings depth and experience in hydrology and hydraulics, as well as current best management practices and low impact development strategies. James is well-versed in the federal and provincial legislation, as well as local municipal bylaws governing erosion and sediment control.
James is currently the Past-President of the Erosion and Sediment Control Association of Canada and PNW Chapter of IECA, and has delivered ESC education for APEG, VIU, BCWWA, WCOWMA, and ESCAC.