October 2010

Erosion and Sediment Control: Master Class

Essentials, Innovations, Compliance, and Best Practices

Status: The event is open
Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Hot Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Erosion and Sediment Control: Master Class
Location: Kelowna, BC
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $459.00 + GST = $481.95 until Oct 15, 2010

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Non-Member Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Student Member Price: $274.50 + GST = $288.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 15, 2010 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Tasha Booth | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.558.6653
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6653
Email: [email protected]
The ESC Master Class is a comprehensive one-day seminar, which will challenge participants to leverage their understanding of ESC essentials, apply industry innovations to achieve compliance, and deploy best practices in a fiscally responsible and approvable manner for successful implementation.
  • Challenge common practices and apply best practices to achieve compliance;
  • Apply theory, practice and cost consciousness into new designs and site plans;
  • Overcome common breakdowns in design, approval, contracting, and construction; and
  • Utilize a proven, structured and reliable approach to tackle any ESC challenge.

Seminar Outline

The ESC Master Class is a brand new hybrid seminar that will quickly review fundamentals to ensure common understanding, introduce and highlight unique aspects of the best practices, apply design and costing to new site plan challenges, and review construction, inspection and approval approaches.

  • Explore the industry resources, practitioners, regulations, and state of practice;
  • Highlight case studies that demonstrate compliance at a reasonable cost;
  • Explain common misunderstandings and misconceptions;
  • Review fundamentals of erosion and sediment control approaches and measures;
  • Challenge attendees to undertake analysis and design of new sites; and
  • Demonstrate processes and approaches to ensure best ESC outcomes.

Unique Features of the Course

ESC Master Class aims higher. It sets the benchmarks and reviews performance, then shows practitioners how to achieve. It goes beyond reviewing functionality of measures, rather, focuses on the appropriate combination of tools and approaches necessary to optimize design and overcome any ESC challenge.

Target Audience

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.


None, though familiarity with engineering principles of hydrology and hydraulics will be helpful. Practitioners will gain enormous insight whether they are new to ESC or have been applying best practices for decades. There are key learning outcomes for everyone.


James Kay, P.Eng. CPESC, CPSWQ

Development Engineering Manager, City of Kelowna

James Kay is a consulting civil engineer who has been designing, administering and approving land development and municipal engineering projects across Canada since 2001.

First challenged in Erosion and Sediment Control in 2004, James proceeded to earn his CPESC and CPSWQ designations, apply best practices to development sites, and teach ESC for IECA, EnviroCert, Vancouver Island University, BCWWA and Engineers and Geoscientists BC. James has served on the Boards of PNW IECA, ESCA BC, and ESCA Canada.

James proudly shares that ESC compliance is possible at a reasonable cost. How we approach sites, how we design systems, and how we review and oversee projects makes all the difference.

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