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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.

Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning & Design (ESCD1™)

Objective, measurable and unambiguous erosion and sediment control planning and design - the foundation of effective and defensible erosion and sediment control practice. 


Certificate

Erosion and Sediment Control Design 1 (ESCD1™)

ESCD1is the new designation for VOI Training Group's Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design course. There has been no substantive change to this training course. If you have previously completed VOI's Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design training course and would like to receive a certificate with the ESCD1™ designation, please contact us and request an updated certificate. 


Course Description

Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design builds on the principles of effective erosion and sediment control practice developed and applied in Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner (ESCP™). With a sound understanding of effective erosion and sediment control principles, the erosion and sediment practitioner can influence erosion and sediment control outcomes through erosion and sediment control planning and design that is realistic, timely and effective.

It is highly recommended that Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner (ESCP) be completed prior to taking Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design.

Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design, through a series of practical exercises and case-studies, gives the course participants experience in site and construction methodology assessment as it pertains to erosion and sediment control and the application, design, quantification and prescription of erosion and sediment control practices. The premise of the course is that most erosion and sediment control challenges can be identified prior to the start of construction and, therefore, many erosion and sediment requirements can also be designed and prescribed prior to the start of construction. Erosion and sediment control must be proactive. To be proactive, erosion and sediment control prescriptions must be objective, measurable and unambiguous.

This course promotes and provides a significant opportunity for participants to discuss the decision making and application challenges associated with erosion and sediment control.

Erosion and sediment control practical exercises and case studies include:

  • Erosion and sediment control and construction scheduling
  • Erosion and sediment control risk assessment and factors influencing risk assessment
  • Disturbance area calculation including slope steepness, length and area and comparison between design calculation and field measurement
  • Seed and mulching including selection, application rates and quantities, and cost estimation
  • Check dam design including dam type, spacing, factors to consider, and limitations of practice
  • Sediment fence design for uniform, convex, concave and complex slopes
  • Erosion and sediment control design for residential development sites
  • Organic fiber rolls
  • Application of free online and downloadable software for erosion control materials selection and prescription for slopes and channels including an introduction to the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE)  
  • Erosion and sediment control planning and design for a low traffic volume road 
  • Erosion and sediment control and site restoration for a natural gas production wellsite


Thank you once again for providing such an informative and practical course.
— A.Z., Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB.

Audience

Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design is applicable to a very broad audience. 

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

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  • If you are looking for a career booster or want to improve your employability, Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design (ESCD1 ™) is a qualification that employers and clients are looking for. Stand out from the crowd! 


Course Certificate qualifications

Course participants will receive an industry-recognized Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design (ESCD1 ™) Certificate if:

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

AUDIENCE

Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design is applicable to a very broad audience, regardless of previous erosion and sediment control experience. 

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

Course Duration

Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design training course is 3 days in duration. The course is classroom-based consisting of applied exercises and case studies that are completed individually and in groups. 


Course Prerequisites

It is highly recommended that Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner (ESCP) be completed prior to taking Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design.


Other Important Course Information

Course Materials VOI Training group Provides:

  • All participants will receive an Erosion and Sediment Control - Planning and Design manual.

Classroom Supplies Participants Provide:

  • Writing instruments
  • Scale ruler (1:100 to 1:500 scales)
  • Coloured pens/pencils
  • Calculator
  • Writing pad


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