The City of Calgary Erosion and Sediment Control Specifications – Supporting the Conversation
Presented by Katherine Mitchell, EP, CPESC, CISEC
This presentation will explain why The City of Calgary created Standard ESC Specifications and how they are supporting the conversations around construction site ESC planning. There will be a brief overview of the history leading up to the decision to create specifications, along with examples that show how this change is benefiting consultants, contractors, and The City. Details will be provided on the content of the Standard Specifications ESC, including general requirements, erosion controls, sediment controls and support practices. The presentation will cover how the Standard Specifications are amended and updated to allow for continued improvements and evolution. Lastly, information will be shared that explains how the specifications form part of a legal authorization making them worth the paper that they are written on.