The primary goal of this field day is to provide industry participants exposure to innovative research being performed on commonly employed erosion and sediment control practices in both horizontal and vertical construction with hands-on field demonstrations. The field day will be held at the Auburn University-Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF) and 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 seminar should be of interest to contractors, engineers, project managers, superintendents, state, county and municipal agency personnel, and consultants.

* Attendee Registration will open July 2019


Innovative Erosion & Sediment Control Field Day
Friday, November 22, 2019* 

Auburn University - Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility
1600 Lee Rd. 151
Opelika, Alabama, 36804

  • 8:30 – 8:40 Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:40 – 8:50 Construction Exit Pad and Housekeeping
  • 8:50 – 9:10 Stock Pile Management
  • 9:10 – 9:30 Erosion Control Blankets Demo
  • 9:30 – 9:45 Sediment Retention Barriers Demo
  • 9:45 – 10:00 Break & Exhibitor Networking
  • 10:00 – 10:40 Ditch Check Practices Demo
  • 10:40 – 11:00 Silt Fence & J-Hooks Installation Demos
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Slope Interrupters & Slope Drains Demo
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Hydromulch Application Demo
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch & Exhibitor Networking
  • 12:30 – 1:00 Inlet Protection and Catch Basin Inserts
  • 1:00 – 1:40 Sediment Basin Demo
  • 1:40 – 1:55 Break & Exhibitor Networking
  • 1:55 – 2:15 Surface Skimmer Demo
  • 2:15 – 2:25 Dewatering Bag Demo
  • 2:25 – 3:30 Channelized Testing Demo
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Vendor Interaction & Free Time

  •  Note: * 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: 6 Professional Development Hours (0.6 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

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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.