IECA Webinars series offers top quality industry training presented by subject matter experts for industry professionals. Receive PDH/CEU credit from the comfort of your home or office. Customized web training is also available please contact IECA Education for more information. 

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IECA Webinars

These events are one hour in length and worth 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH)/0.1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit).

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September 20, 2017

Construction Site Compliance in 10 Easy Steps

“Talk is cheap – but it can really make your project profitable!” Construction sites are dynamic, complicated processes that are in constant change. Maintaining environmental compliance on these sites is very challenging. In addition is remains constant and is seldom something that you can “checkoff the list”. The one item that assists most during this strategy for compliance is communication. This webinar will discuss 10 simple communication strategies that, when implemented, assist your project with continuity and profit for environmental compliance. Whether you are a regulatory professional who is trying to maintain compliance within a jurisdiction or a construction professional trying to keep your project moving forward – this course is for you. Designers, you may want to pay attention because these are often the reasons your SWPPP’s are not properly implemented. Join me for an hour of action packed items that can really make a difference on your next project. Communication is by far the most underutilized BMP on every single construction project…. This webinar will provide the participant with training and skills to comply with regulations, ensure sensitive resources remain protected, and properly document activities during the construction project. In addition, this webinar will discuss how to communicate with regulatory and design professionals in order to accomplish a common goal – a compliance complete construction project. SWPPP’s are required on every construction site that disturbs one acre or more. This webinar will teach the participants how to get the SWPPP out of the office, and correctly implemented in the field.

October 4, 2017 - Free to IECA Members

An Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as a Tool for Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections

This webinar will showcase current ongoing research focused on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for conducting site inspections applications. The study, being conducted by Auburn University researchers, focuses on erosion and sediment control applications in construction. Participants will be exposed to UAV technologies to develop: project progression documentation, photogrammetric site visualization, highly detailed digital elevation models, and assessment of vegetation and crop health. Developed inspection methods, case study site assessments, and preliminary research findings and results will be discussed. The webinar will cover topics geared towards conducting inspections for construction, infrastructure, environmental, and agricultural applications. *Space is limited, register early. 

October 18, 2017

Sediment Basin Design: How Five Different Sediment Detention Devices Varied in Efficiencies

This will be a course on sediment basin design and how varying practices lead to significant differences in sediment retention efficiencies. Participants will understand the importance of sediment control for water quality, and the importance of best management practices during construction. Participants will also understand sediment basin design changes and how they affect overall compliance with standard regulations. 

December 13, 2017

Soil Health and Erosion Control

Today, more than ever, we understand the importance of soil health. Soil health is quickly becoming a topic of international concern. Internationally, lack of soil health negatively effects the quality of life in many countries due to reduced food production, decreased water quality, and increased soil erosion issues. The effects of poor soil health can be lessened or eliminated through education, awareness, and ultimately the adoption of Soil Health Best Management Practices (BMP). In this webinar, Rhett K. Kerby, M.S. will offer real world examples of soil health identifiers and discuss how Soil Health BMPs can be implemented to improve soil health and reduce erosion.

November 15, 2017
Applications of the High Definition Stream Survey, more data, better quality, lower cost

The High Definition Stream Survey (HDSS) approach was created to rapidly gather continuous geo-referenced data in a single pass for a broad range of stream and streambank conditions by integrating GPS, video, depth, water quality and other sensors. Results from HDSS data can be used to prioritize and locate areas of high erosion, determine the extent and distribution of instream habitat, locate areas that contribute to poor stream conditions, define the geomorphic condition for the stream, document restoration results and provide a powerful “virtual tour” experience. Trutta Environmental Solutions recently surveyed over 120 miles of the Duck River, TN in only eight days which also included over 100 cross sections to prove in depth bathymetric measurements for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
Recording is prohibited | Attendees are never permitted to record any of IECA education events including, but not limited to, online courses, webinars and live presentations.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA