The primary goal of this workshop is to provide participants with hands-on installer based training on commonly employed erosion and sediment control practices in both horizontal and vertical construction including hands-on field demonstrations. This workshop will provide attendees with a hands-on opportunity to: (1) learn proper installation techniques on various erosion and sediment controls to achieve improved performance, (2) observe full-scale, channelized flow testing demonstrations.

By sharing knowledge gained through research, industry participants will be better prepared to achieve environmental compliance. In addition, participants will gain knowledge on implementation tools and installation techniques to provide efficient and effective erosion and sediment controls on construction sites. This workshop should be of interest to contractors, engineers, project managers, superintendents, state, county and municipal agency personnel, and consultants.

This 1.5 day event will focus on providing classroom and hands-on training geared for participants involved in the installation of construction site erosion and sediment control practices. A half-day classroom component will be held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn and will cover a wide variety of topics that will be reinforced with field installations during the full day field component. The field component will be held at the Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF) and will include trainee participation to install erosion and sediment control practices in a typical field setting followed by channelized flow demonstrations to show the effectiveness of properly installed practices. Participants will gain knowledge in governing compliance regulations, leadership tactics, and hands-on installation and implementation tools to provide efficient and effective erosion and sediment controls.

*Attendee registration will open July 2019. 


Erosion & Sediment Control Installer Workshop - Day One
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
12:30 - 5:00PM
Location To Be Announced

  • 12:30 – 12:40 Welcome and Introduction
  • 12:40 – 1:00 Managing Stormwater: Erosion Control vs. Sediment Control
  • 1:00 – 1:20 Controlling the Erosion: Blankets, Buffers, Slope Drains, & Stockpile Management
  • 1:20 – 2:00 Protecting the Perimeter: Sediment Retention Barriers
  • 2:00 – 2:35 Inlet Protection Practices
  • 2:35 – 2:50 Afternoon Break
  • 2:50 – 3:25 Speed Limits: Ditch Check Practices
  • 3:25 – 4:10 Treat it Before it Leaves: Sediment Basin
  • 4:10 – 4:35 Site Stabilization & Site Housekeeping
  • 4:35 – 5:00 Closing Remarks and Day 2 Overview

Thursday, November 21, 2019*
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility
1600 Lee Rd. 151
Opelika, Alabama, 36804

  • 8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Introduction (General Safety Topics) & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45 – 10:00 Rotation 1: Erosion Control Blankets / Slope Drains & Slope Interrupters
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Morning Break
  • 10:15 – 12:00 Rotation 2: Ditch Check / Inlet Protection Installation
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:15 Rotation 3: Sediment Basins / Perimeter Controls
  • 2:15 – 2:30 Afternoon Break
  • 2:30 – 5:00 Demos: Sediment Basin, Slope Drains, Ditch Check, Skimmers, Inlet Protection

* Events will be held rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring a rain jacket for field sessions in case of rain.

Event Credit: 10 Professional Development Hours (1.0 Continuing Education Units)


  • Wesley N. Donald, PhD, CPESC, Research Fellow IV, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Auburn University
  • Wesley C. Zech, Ph.D., LEED AP, Professor & Director of Construction Engineering Management Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 
  • Brian Faulkner, Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Auburn University

QCI Refresher Training (Thompson Engineering):

Students who hold current ADEM Qualified Credentialed Inspector (QCI) certifications from Thompson Engineering may satisfy their annual refresher training requirements by participating in the event and taking a short online refresher course at a time of their choosing consistent with their expiration dates. An additional fee of $25 is required to renew QCI credentials. Please contact Cindy Roton (Thompson Engineering Stormwater Training Coordinator) at (251) 666-2443 or for more information.

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Accommodation of Participants with Disabilities

It is the policy of Auburn University to provide accessibility to its programs and reasonable accommodation for persons defined as having disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to the event so that proper consideration can be given to any special needs.


Your pre-paid registration guarantees you a seat in the seminar as well as information on any changes to the seminar. Registration on the day of the seminar will be accepted on a space available basis, but enrollment will close when the capacity of the seminar is reached. Participants are reminded that registration is not complete until payment is received.

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Requests for registration refunds or transfers must be submitted to IECA in writing. For cancellations prior to 30 days from the event a $10 processing fee will be applied. For cancellations 30 days and less from the event date there will be no refund. Transfer of registrations are encouraged and subject to a $10 processing fee.