Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Erosion and Sediment Control: Master Class Fundamentals

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
8:15 AM–8:30 AM Pacific Time: Register/Login
8:30 AM–12:00 PM Pacific Time: Webinar
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Event Details


Tasha Booth

Event Description

Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC): Master Class Fundamentals is a comprehensive introductory online course, which will challenge participants to leverage their understanding of ESC essentials, apply industry innovations 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 fundamentals to establish and ensure a common understanding, introduces and highlights unique aspects of the best practices, and review construction, inspection, and approval approaches.

Concepts in this session will be further expanded on in Erosion and Sediment Control: Advanced Master Class, scheduled on January 25, 2024.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the industry resources, practitioners, regulations, and state of practice;
  • Explain common misunderstandings and misconceptions;
  • Review fundamentals of erosion & sediment control approaches and measures; 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 and technologists, biologists, agrologists, foresters, field staff, project managers, contractors, regulatory managers, and all those active in the ESC industry.

Course Outline

Fundamentals and Best Practices

  • Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
  • Industry Overview & Parameters
  • Why We Care
  • Regulations & Bylaws
  • ESC Fundamentals
  • Runoff Controls
  • Erosion Controls
  • Sediment Controls
  • Site Management & Inspection
  • Specifications & Tendering & Contracts


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.