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2019 Auburn University Field Day

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Description: This field day hosted by Auburn University and the International Erosion Control Association will provide industry participants exposure to innovative research being performed on commonly employed construction site erosion and sediment control practices with hands-on field demonstrations. The field instructional session will be held at the Auburn University • Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility (AU-ESCTF) and provide attendees with an opportunity to learn proper design and installation techniques on various erosion and sediment controls to achieve improved performance, and observe full-scale, channelized flow demonstrations. *If you purchase an exhibit booth or a sponsorship after November 7th, 2019, you will not be included in the Event Materials.
Start Date:
Friday, November 22, 2019
End Date:
Friday, November 22, 2019
Location:
Auburn University - ESCTF
1600 Lee Rd. 151
Opelika, AL 36804
UNITED STATES


Bioengineering and Biotechnical Soil Stabilization

This online course condenses nearly 20 years of authors’ experience into1 hour. The course includes fascinating facts about the history of bioengineering in the West. Where did the term “Straw Wattle” originate? Answers to the question about “design life” of biotechnical methods lie in understanding successional reclamation? Plus, this course will offer 4 of the most useful willow methods. For novices to experts, this course is a must for those interested in Bioengineering (AKA • Biotechnical Soil Stabilization). Understand the guiding principles behind the Biotechnical techniques, the geotechnical benefits, the history, and the many important details necessary for a successful project. Designers and implementers will improve your success. The techniques covered are applicable to both river and upland settings. Learn from past projects, proffered with the benefit of time and presented in straightforward manner.
Date:
March 01, 2017
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Changing the Development Paradigm to Embrace LID - Part 2

The Basis of Low Impact Development: In this webinar attendees will learn about the most important aspect of Low Impact Development (LID), Environmental Site Design (ESD). ESD is the cornerstone of the LID approach by evaluating the natural resources on the site and placing the development on the land which is most suitable for it. The natural environment provides many positive benefits especially related to the rainfall runoff relationship. These many benefits will be discussed and it will be demonstrated how the application of ESD for residential development can preserve many of these benefits, while at the same time mimic the natural hydrologic relationship for small, frequent rainfall events. The common hydrologic goals associated with LID will also be discussed and it will be shown how ESD can help a designer meet these goals. In addition to the hydrologic benefits of ESD, the preservation of woodlands and meadows also provide other environmental benefits such as the sequestering of carbon.
Date:
April 01, 2013
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Changing the Development Paradigm to Embrace LID - Part One

The Problem with Conventional Development & Stormwater Management: This webinar will investigate and demonstrate the many impacts, associated with our current approach of prescriptive land use policies and stormwater management that have led to adverse impacts to our natural environment, particularly aquatic systems due to “the law of unintended consequences” of these policies. The webinar will also introduce attendees to the concept of Low Impact Development (LID) which is a paradigm shift in how development and stormwater is done to minimize the impacts of development on the natural environment. A history of LID will be provided as well as a discussion of how LID works and why it is a much better approach for land development projects. The Basis of Low Impact Development: In this webinar attendees will learn about the most important aspect of Low Impact Development (LID), Environmental Site Design (ESD). ESD is the cornerstone of the LID approach by evaluating the natural resources on the site and placing the development on the land which is most suitable for it. The natural environment provides many positive benefits especially related to the rainfall runoff relationship. These many benefits will be discussed and it will be demonstrated how the application of ESD for residential development can preserve many of these benefits, while at the same time mimic the natural hydrologic relationship for small, frequent rainfall events. The common hydrologic goals associated with LID will also be discussed and it will be shown how ESD can help a designer meet these goals. In addition to the hydrologic benefits of ESD, the preservation of woodlands and meadows also provide other environmental benefits such as the sequestering of carbon.
Date:
March 01, 2013
Member Price:
$75.00
Nonmember Price:
$100.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Construction Inspection Techniques that Really Work

This webinar is a welcome departure for traditional theory and speculation, it will consist of real world examples on how inspection techniques and programs can make a remarkable difference in construction site compliance. Participants in this course will be able to integrate several, concrete steps to change the condition of their existing projects to environmentally compliant, profitable projects. Take the time to refresh your set of skills on stormwater compliance, learn more profitable techniques, and experience lessons from project experience in several areas to bring back to your site. You will not be disappointed, this course is fast paced, filled with realistic tools, and designed with the end user benefits in mind.
Date:
June 01, 2015
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Introduction to Low Impact Development

This course has been developed to introduce participants to the concept of Low Impact Development (LID). It is intended for developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of sustainable stormwater planning and practices. The course is comprised of four modules, the first discusses the evolution of stormwater management and the progression to LID. The next module introduces the principles of LID and non-structural site design strategies. Eleven LID practices are examined, providing general descriptions, special considerations and an overview of typical stormwater performance expectations in the third module. The final module explores the financial benefits of LID and introduces useful guides and tools that can be used to determine the costs of an LID project.
Date:
May 01, 2016
Member Price:
$40.00
Nonmember Price:
$50.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Organic, Natural: What's the difference?

There are many terms used to describe the different varieties of erosion control products, like organic, natural, weed free, photodegradable and biodegradable. This presentation will define each of these terms and show you were the products should be used.
Date:
August 01, 2016
Member Price:
$0.00
Nonmember Price:
$15.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Permeable Pavement Design and Construction

Stormwater drainage technology has evolved to the point where it is now possible to create permeable pavements that allow stormwater drainage to occur almost immediately. The benefits to permeable pavements include having rainwater drain directly into soil, decreasing urban heating, and reducing overall stormwater runoff. This concept is gaining acceptance through studies conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This webinar focuses on what constitutes permeable pavement, design tools and methodologies in designing permeable pavement, the structural and hydrological capacities, and design traffic characterization.
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
Available for Immediate Download
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Steep Slope Stabilization Using Environmentally Sound Techni

This course will help you to more effectively evaluate slope failure areas and to conduct the necessary field investigations to support site design. Environmentally sound techniques are emphasized in order to provide a variety of project benefits including aesthetics, soil stability, improved water quality, reduced runoff, and increased species diversity. Case studies are reviewed and provide insight and practical applications of design strategies and methods. Steep slope stabilization successes and failures are included. Case studies with a range of field conditions and design solutions are emphasized.
Date:
June 01, 2017
Member Price:
$50.00
Nonmember Price:
$65.00
Available for Immediate Download
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