- 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.
The ESC Master Class is a new hybrid webinar 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.
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.
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.
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.