Steep Slope Investigation and Remediation Techniques

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM Pacific

Education Track: Steep Slope
Audience Level: Beginner
Price: $50 for Members/ $65 for Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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This session will introduce a variety of slope failure types and provide instruction for the use of visual and investigative procedures for their identification. Upon learning the identification of the types of slope failure, and the source of the instability, remediation techniques will be introduced. Structural and Bio-Technical methods and procedures will be discussed as potential remediation procedures. Design and Installation of presented remediation techniques will be reviewed in a case study format, to demonstrate actual implementation of presented remediation techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn to identify visual clues to soil stability/instability
  2. Learn to Identify Different Types of Soil Instability
  3. Learn the Use of Basic Tools for Identifying Soil Instability
  4. Learn Procedures to Remediate Soil Instability

Presented by Jerry B. Sanders CPESC

Mr. Jerry Sanders is the past President and CEO of Sanco Design, Inc., a Soil Stabilization and Erosion Control Company established by Mr. Sanders in 1975. The firm was and is presently serving as a general contracting firm specializing in creek channel and slope stabilization, under the Management and Ownership of Cardinal Strategies. Mr. Sanders serves as a Consultant for the design and implementation of the construction activities of the company and provides training and educational seminars to a wide range of professional organizations involved in soil stabilization and erosion control. Mr. Sanders is a member of (DFI) Deep Foundations Institute and is an active member of the (IECA) International Erosion Control Association, serving on numerous committees as a committee member and as chairman of the Technology Sections and Professional Development Committees. Presently Mr. Sanders is serving on the IECA Board as Educational Vice President of Committee Development.

Mr. Sanders received his B.S.E. degree in Biology and Earth Science from Henderson State University in 1973. Mr. Sanders is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sedimentary Control, with 40 plus years of hands-on- experience in Soil Stabilization and Erosion Control. As a professional educator and instructor, Mr. Sanders has developed and taught training sessions in the area of Site Analysis, Soil Stabilization, Steep Slope Remediation and Bio-Technical Urban Channel Development for the International Erosion Control Association, The North Texas Council of Governments, and The State of Texas Chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers and others.


The International Erosion Control Association has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. Certificates of completion will be issued to all participants. Complaints regarding registered providers may be addressed to RCEP at 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Fl., Washington, DC, 20005. Website:

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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