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Applied environmental and natural resource training. Our industry-leading training courses include Erosion and  Sediment Control and Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects.

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™)

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™) Certificate is the go-to applied training for the effective management of environmental resources in and around water during construction projects. Applied techniques and procedures that increase confidence and diligence and improve environmental performance.


cERTIFICATE

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™)

EFPPis the new designation for VOI Training Group's Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water course. There has been no substantive change to this training course. If you have previously completed VOI's Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water training course and would like to receive a certificate with the EFPP™ designation, please contact us and request an updated certificate. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Construction in, under, over, and adjacent to waterbodies is commonplace. It is also commonplace for environmental and engineering professionals and technicians to be involved in the planning, design, construction, and environmental management of infrastructure development projects in and around water. From this involvement has emerged procedures to avoid or mitigate impacts to environmental resources when working in or about waterbodies.

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™) describes construction procedures commonly used for construction in and about waterbodies by presenting their respective applications, planning considerations, design requirements, field implementation procedures, and advantages/limitations.

The goal of Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner is to provide participants with reference material and a practical knowledge base for providing sound professional and technical advice and in-the-field services to project proponents, contractors, and government regulators for construction activities in and about water. The course content will engage all stakeholders (project proponents, engineering and environmental professionals, environmental and engineering technicians, construction contractors, and regulators) involved in such projects.

This training course combines lectures with frequent relevant, practical exercises. Participants have the opportunity to apply most of the environmental procedures described in this course in a field setting. The environmental procedures discussed and applied in this course are immediately applicable to construction projects in and about water. 

Topics discussed and explored in this course include:

  • Nature of construction projects in and about water.
  • Goal-setting for construction projects in and about water.
  • Factors to consider when selecting construction procedures in and about water.
  • An effective planning process for works in about water.
  • Common elements associated with works in about water.
    • Streamflow measurements.
    • Pumps - pump theory, types, selection, and operation.
    • Pump screen design for protection of fish.
    • Flumes - design, selection and use.
    • Diversion channel - design, layout and construction.
    • Coffer dams.
    • Assessment of site conditions as they relate to procedure selection.
    • Sediment-laden water management and disposal.
    • Soils and materials management.
    • Managing high pH water.
  • Dry worksite isolation procedures.
  • Wet worksite isolation procedures.
  • Subsurface crossing procedures.
  • No-Containment construction procedures.
  • Arial crossing procedures.

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner has a freshwater focus; however, many procedures can also be applied to construction projects in marine and estuarine environments.

As a portion of this course deals with design, there is a math component. Participants should be comfortable with basic math. Excel-based apps will be provided to participants to assist with repetitive and more complex procedures.



I fell better equipped to visit sites and know what I should be looking for and what options may work better.
— B.M., Parks Canada, Banff, AB
Very informative and interactive course. Applicable information with hands-on exercises.
— J.Z., Vancouver, BC

Looking to improve your qualifications and impress employers and clients?

  • Many employers consider Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™) essential skills training. Completion of this course will greatly enhance your expertise, credibility and marketability.

  • If you are looking for a career booster or want to improve your employability, Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™) Certificate is a qualification that employers are looking for. Stand out from the crowd! 

Course Certificate QUALIFICATIONS

Course participants will receive an industry-recognized Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Course Practitioner (EFPP™) Certificate if:

  • They attend all three days of the training course.
  • Achieve a grade of 70% or higher  on the course Knowledge Evaluation.

Audience

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™) is applicable to a very broad audience. 

  • Environmental consultants, professionals, and technicians.
  • Engineering consultants, professionals, technologist and technicians.
  • Industry stakeholders.
  • Regulatory and enforcement personnel.
  • Project managers and contract developers.
  • Construction contract administrators.
  • Construction supervisors and foremen.
  • Equipment operators and labourers.
  • First Nations stakeholders.

Course Duration

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™) Certificate is 3 days in duration. The course is classroom and field-based consisting of lectures, discussions, applied exercises and case studies. 


Course Prerequisites

As a portion of this course deals with design, there is a math component. Participants should be comfortable with basic math. Excel-based apps will be provided to participants to assist with repetitive and more complex procedures.



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Other Important Course Information

COURSE MATERIALS VOI TRAINING GROUP PROVIDES:

  • All participants will receive a Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner course manual.
  • A copy of Excel-based apps developed for the course.

CLASSROOM SUPPLIES PARTICIPANTS NEED TO SUPPLY:

  • Writing instruments.
  • Calculator.
  • Suitable portable PC computer for running Excel-based apps.
  • Writing pad.

FIELD EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES PARTICIPANTS SUPPLY: