Educational Track: Erosion and Sediment Control
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Erosion and Sediment Control

The educational cornerstone of IECA has long been erosion and sediment control. This wide-ranging track encompasses many of the long-standing technology sections that have been a part of the association's educational offerings. Topics in this track include erosion and sediment control BMPs, SWPPP management, vegetative establishment, wind erosion, slope technology, inspecting, monitoring and maintenance and professional certifications. This track also includes construction stormwater-related business and legal issues.

Areas of Focus

  • Wind Erosion
    • Dust Suppression
    • Wind Erosion Control Methods
    • Construction/Demolition Controls
  • Slope Technology
    • Mechanically Stabilized Embankments
    • Cellular Confinement Systems
    • Rolled Erosion Control Products
    • Retaining/Gravity Walls
    • Benching
    • Serrated Cut Slopes
    • Soil Bioengineering
    • Incremental Vegetation (Temporary or Permanent)
    • Monitoring & Maintenance
    • Gabions
  • Vegetative Establishment
    • Selection & Criteria for Grass & Seed Woody Mixes
    • Mulches
    • Tackifiers
    • Live Plants & Nursery Stock
    • Fertilizers
    • Soil Amendments
    • Application Techniques
  • SWPPP Management
    • Sequential Grading Plans
    • SWPPP Preparation
    • Hydraulics & Hydrology
    • RUSLE2
    • Historic Preservation
  • Erosion & Sediment Control BMP's
    • Erosion Controls
      • Velocity Controls
      • Vegetative Establishment for Construction Sites
        • Temporary
        • Permanent
        • Emergency
        • Stabilization Techniques
        • Vegetation Preservation
      • Sediment Controls
        • Sediment Trap Design
        • Perimeter Controls
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Selection & Maintenance
  • Construction Inspection, Monitoring & Maintenance
    • Certification Courses
      • CISEC
      • CESSWI
      • State/DOT/Local Programs
    • ELG's
    • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Professional Certification
    • CPESC
  • Research and Development
  • Business and Legal Issues

Member Resources

Name Position Company Email
Sarah M. Haggard, CPESC, QSD, QSP Chair Deluge Consulting [email protected]
Sonny Johns, CPESC-IT, CESSWI Assistant Vice Chair SJ's Consulting [email protected]
Rafael Araujo, PE Member S.I.G.S.A. [email protected]
Barney Blackburn, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ Member AECOM [email protected]
David Coyle, P.E., CPESC Member Coyle Construction Services Inc [email protected]
Kurt Kelsey, MS, CPESC, CPSWQ Member American Excelsior Co [email protected]
Stanley M Miller, PE, CPESC Member Strata, Inc [email protected]
Aaron R. Mlynek, CPESC, CESSWI Member Westwood Professional Services [email protected]
Dan Nitzsche, CPESC,CESSWI Member GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. [email protected]
Earl L. Norton Member Norton & Associates [email protected]
Dr. James W. Spotts, Ph.D., CPESC Member Southeast Environmental Consultants LLC [email protected]
Daniel Taphorn, CPESC Member Hamilton County SWCD [email protected]
Charles R. Wilson, Jr., CPESC, CPSWQ, RLA Member EnviroCert International, Inc [email protected]

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