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Erosion & Sediment Control Applied Design

Putting the Theory into Practice on Construction Sites Across BC

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
8:00 AM-8:30 AM Pacific time: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM Pacific time: Session
Vancouver, BC

Eligible for 7 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

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Event Details


Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $429.00 + GST = $450.45 until April 24, 2024

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $529.00 + GST = $555.45

Non-Registrant Price: $529.00 + GST = $555.45

Student Price: $264.50 + GST = $277.73


Tasha Booth | Continuing Education Coordinator
Direct: 604.558.6653
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6653
Email: [email protected]

Event Presenter(s)


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.

About the Event

In this session, we apply erosion and sediment control (ESC) best practices on five different and varied construction sites across British Columbia.

In This Session We Will Review:

  • Theory around water quality, objectives, and requirements to achieve compliance;
  • Best management practices including runoff, erosion, and sediment controls;
  • Site evaluation including hydrology, hydraulics, soils, and vegetation, including context with regards to impact;
  • Quantifying the resilience, rate, volume, and consequences of each design;
  • Working in teams of 5-7, we will assess, evaluate, design, cost, and report on five different sites; and
  • Open discussion on the pros and cons, opportunities, and constraints of each team’s approach.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the criteria and regulations that govern ESC
  • Appreciate the difference between the best practices and critical assessment and selection process
  • Explore the implications of choosing different measures or of not addressing key aspects of ESC design
  • Apply ESC processes and procedures to refine ESC practice focussed on compliance

Target Audience

  • Any ESC practitioners:
    • Regulators
    • Designers
    • Site inspectors
    • Contract administrators
    • Engineers and geoscientists in any area of construction