Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Erosion and Sediment Control: Advanced Master Class

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
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8:30 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time: Webinar
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Event Details


Tasha Booth

Event Description

Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC): Advanced Master Class is a comprehensive advanced online course, which will challenge participants to apply best practices to achieve compliance, and deploy best practices in a fiscally responsible and approvable manner for successful implementation.

Event Presenter(s)

James Kay. P.Eng.
Principal, Alpine Civil Engineering Consultants Ltd.

About the Event

This course reviews and explains detailed ESC calculations and applies design, costing, and procurement to new site plan challenges. Fundamental concepts for this course are explored in Erosion and Sediment Control: Master Class Fundamentals, scheduled on January 24, 2023.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight case studies that demonstrate compliance at a reasonable cost;
  • Challenge attendees to undertake analysis and design of new sites; and
  • Demonstrate processes and approaches to ensure best ESC outcomes.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Challenge common conditions 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 & construction; and
  • Utilize a proven, structured and reliable approach to tackle any ESC challenge.

Who Should Attend:

This session is appropriate for all ESC practitioners including civil, environmental and geotechnical engineers, geoscientists, designers, technicians & technologists, biologists, agrologists, foresters, field staff, project managers, contractors, regulatory managers, and all those active in the ESC industry.

Course Outline

Designing for Compliance

  • Welcome, Introduction, Overview & Review
  • Runoff – Rational Method
  • Case Study #1
  • Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation
  • Case Study #2
  • Case Study #3
  • Case Study #4
  • Best Practices, Approaches, Resources, Innovation


James Kay, P.Eng.

Principal, Alpine Civil Engineering Consultants Ltd.

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

First challenged in ESC in 2004, James proceeded to earn his CPESC, CPSWQ, and CESCL designations, apply best practices to development sites, and teach ESC for over 15 years. 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.