The Use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Urban Watersheds

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The Use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Urban Watersheds
By Richard Field, Anthony N. Tafuri, Swarna Muthukrishnan, Bethany AnnMadge Acquisto, Ariamalar Selvakumar

Learn critical design tools for practical implementation of techniques to control runoff and sediment from construction sites. Written by three leading experts, this book contains many original illustrations and examples for meeting regulations with appropriate measures for different types of development, soil, and rainfall amounts.

  • Design examples for a variety of basic erosion and sediment controls, including diversion structures, slope mulches, stable channels, detention ponds, and filter fences
  • Design alternatives to address different design periods, hydraulic failure rates, and
    pollutant control objectives
  • A unique combination of scientific principles and engineering design allowing performance prediction of erosion controls for specific site and rain conditions
  • An indispensable source for meeting the EPA’s stormwater regulations
  • Erosion data for all regions of the US
  • Heavily illustrated with dozens of case studies and solutions to common problems

This manual is a must-have for anyone tasked with planning, implementing, or monitoring stormwater in urban, suburban, and rural settings.


Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls: Planning, Design and Performance

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Construction Site Erosion and  Sediment Controls: Planning,  Design and Performance
By Robert Pitt, University of Alabama – Shirley E. Clark, Penn State University at Harrisburg – Donald Lake, Erosion and Control Specialist

Learn critical design tools for practical implementation of techniques to control runoff and sediment from construction sites. Written by three leading experts, this book contains many original illustrations and examples for meeting regulations with appropriate measures for different types of development, soil, and rainfall amounts.

  • Design examples for a variety of basic erosion and sediment controls, including diversion structures, slope mulches, stable channels, detention ponds, and filter fences
  • Design alternatives to address different design periods, hydraulic failure rates, and pollutant control objectives
  • A unique combination of scientific principles and engineering design allowing performance prediction of erosion controls for specific site and rain conditions
  • An indispensable source for meeting the EPA’s stormwater regulations
  • Erosion data for all regions of the US
  • Heavily illustrated with dozens of case studies and solutions to common problems

This manual is a must-have for anyone tasked with planning, implementing, or monitoring stormwater in urban, suburban, and rural settings.


American Alchemy: The History of Solid Waste Management in the United States

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American Alchemy: The History of Solid Waste Management in the United States
By H. Lanier Hickman Jr.

Lanny Hickman helped define the solid waste industry for nearly four decades and provides invaluable insights into virtually every aspect of integrated solid waste management. You will want this book handy, both as a constant reference source and just for diving into at random. This is a great primer for solid waste management planning and packed with fascinating historical images, charts, and graphs—an absolute classic.

Topics include the following:

  • The beginnings of the federal environmental effort
  • Pioneering efforts to improve refuse collection and disposal
  • Implementing a national MSW management strategy
  • America’s organic solid waste legislation
  • The federal program, 1965–1976: The golden years
  • Developing state MSW management programs
  • Solid waste collection and transfer systems
  • Composting MSW: Sometimes a good idea does not sell
  • Processing MSW and fulfilling the resource recovery promise
  • The use of waste-to-energy (WTE) technologies
  • Reduction, diversion, and recycling: The last frontier
  • Sanitary landfills and integrated solid waste management
  • Key moments in MSW management history

 


Designing for Effective Sediment and Erosion Control on Construction Sites

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Designing for Effective Sediment  and Erosion Control  on Construction Sites
By Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., CPESC

This book provides the reader with proven and practical methods for minimizing erosion and sedimentation on construction sites. Based on decades of in-the-field experience, this book tells readers what they need to know:

  • Water-quality impacts from nonpoint-source pollution
  • Regulatory requirements
  • NPDES general permits, SWPPPs, and how to develop effective plans
  • Erosion, sediment transport, and sedimentation
  • Designing effective sediment containment systems
  • Using barriers as sediment containment systems
  • Evaluating erosion control methods
  • Inspection and maintenance of sediment and erosion control measures
  • Performance goals and effectiveness of sediment and erosion control

Written for designers, regulators, teachers, students, government agencies, developers, contractors, inspectors, and resource management professionals, Designing for Effective Sediment and Erosion Control on Construction Sites is generously illustrated with dozens of diagrams and planning tools that can be put to use immediately.

Third Edition:

Jerald S. (Jerry) Fifield has more than 30 years of experience in methods used for reducing sediment and erosion on construction sites. Educated as an engineer at Utah State University, he is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a registered professional hydrologist (PH), and a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC). He has authored numerous papers and taught hundreds of courses on the subject, training thousands of professionals in how to design and review effective sediment and erosion control plans for construction sites. Those who have benefited from his experience include designers, planners, engineering firms, contractors, inspectors, developers, municipalities, counties, and state and federal agencies, as well as the general public.


Stormwater BMPs Selection, Maintenance, and Monitoring

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Stormwater BMPs Selection, Maintenance, and Monitoring
By Gordon England and Stuart Stein

Choosing the Right Municipal Stormwater BMPs Just Got Easier!
If you are an engineer, contractor, home builder, planner, or public official, you face a bewildering array of choices for municipal stormwater BMPs. This book gives you easy-to-use BMP selection tools and practical advice on BMP selection, based upon decades of experience integrating the design, implementation, maintenance, and testing of BMPs to meet municipal NPDES and TMDL goals. Covering everything from structural BMPs to low-impact development, this is a must-have reference for your office.

  • The only book on BMPs to compare virtually all standard and manufactured stormwater treatment devices.
  • Features a BMP selection matrix that enables the user to match appropriate BMPs to site conditions and pollution control goals in order to provide optimal cost benefits for construction as well as longterm maintenance.
  • Discusses standards for monitoring pollutant removal effectiveness, as well as techniques for modeling pollutant loadings and removals.

Gordon England, P.E., D.WRE, is President of Stormwater Solutions, Inc., with over 25 years of both public and private experience in stormwater management, including 10 years with Brevard County, Florida’s stormwater utility.

Stuart M. Stein, P.E., D.WRE, is President of GKY & Associates, Inc. and has more than 20 years of experience in stormwater and water resource management for municipal, Federal, and private sector clients and is adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech.

“In the rapidly evolving field of stormwater management technology, this book provides a concise summary to guide professionals through the maze of techniques, regulations, and issues in current practice for reducing urban pollution.” – Betty Rushton, Ph.D., Researcher, University of South Florida

“This volume is a valuable compendium describing urban stormwater pollutants, their effects on surface waters, stormwater treatment BMPs and their effectiveness, and BMP selection criteria.” – Dan Smith, Ph.D., former professor, University of South Florida, and current President of Applied Environmental Technology


Field Manual on Sediment and Erosion Control Best Management Practices for Contractors and Inspectors

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Field Manual on Sediment and Erosion Control Best  Management Practices for  Contractors and Inspectors
By Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., CPESC

Field Manual is just that: an extremely practical book intended to be used out on the job site. Take it with you; you’ll want a copy nearby whenever you’re out in the field-and that means all the time! Based on decades of firsthand, on-the-site experience, Field Manual is written specifically for both contractors and inspectors-those of you doing the work and those of you checking on it!

Topics include the following:

  • Preconstruction planning
  • Installing and inspecting drains
  • Sediment containment systems
  • Maintaining established vegetatio
  • EPA rulings for construction sites
  • Federal, state & local regulations
  • Evaluating, inspecting & maintaining BMPs
  • Illustrations of the most widely used BMPs
  • Reducing wind erosion
  • Methods for cutting down on offsite runoff

… and much, much more. Packed with clear, easy-to-follow diagrams that show just what to look for in proper installation and maintenance, Field Manual is loaded with time-saving tips and techniques you can put to use right now that will help you get the job done right the first time.

Jerald S. (Jerry) Fifield has more than 30 years of experience in methods used for reducing sediment and erosion on construction sites. Educated as an engineer at Utah State University, he is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a registered professional hydrologist (PH), and a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC). He has authored numerous papers and taught hundreds of courses on the subject, training thousands of professionals in how to design and review effective sediment and erosion control plans for construction sites. Those who have benefited from his experience include designers, planners, engineering firms, contractors, inspectors, developers, municipalities, counties, and state and federal agencies, as well as the general public.


Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans

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Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans
By Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., CPESC
3rd Edition

Newly revised and indexed, Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans is the one book you cannot afford to be without if you’re in the designing, reviewing, and construction site business.

Buy this extensively updated book, and learn from Fifield’s decades of experience and knowledge on such topics as:

  • Water-quality impacts from nonpoint-source pollution
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Risk determination
  • NPDES general permits, SWPPPs, and how to develop and review effective plans
  • How to save money and do it right the first time
  • Erosion, sediment, and sedimentation BMPs
  • Using polymers in designing effective sediment containment systems
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of erosion control methods
  • Assessing the limitations of sediment control methods
  • Inspection and maintenance of sediment and erosion control measures
  • Calculating performance goals and effectiveness of sediment and erosion control plans

Jerald S. (Jerry) Fifield has more than 30 years of experience in methods used for reducing sediment and erosion on construction sites. Educated as an engineer at Utah State University, he is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a registered professional hydrologist (PH), and a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC). He has authored numerous papers and taught hundreds of courses on the subject, training thousands of professionals in how to design and review effective sediment and erosion control plans for construction sites. Those who have benefited from his experience include designers, planners, engineering firms, contractors, inspectors, developers, municipalities, counties, and state and federal agencies, as well as the general public.

 


The Sustainable Site: The Design Manual for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development

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The Sustainable Site: The Design Manual for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development
By Rodney W. Tyler, Alexander Marks, Dr. Britt Faucette

The concepts in this book are so critical to a project’s success and reducing the long-term costs of our infrastructure, you’ll wonder why it wasn’t written sooner.

The Sustainable Site is an essential tool for all project engineers, designers, regulators and planners, managers, contractors, engineers, consultants, policymakers, builders, landscape designers, irrigation professionals, academicians, and water resource managers. This book provides you with:

  • An understanding of site design that is new, proven and performance-based
  • A standardized reference to specify and design sustainable management practices into site   and master plans
  • An understanding of the current state of sustainable stormwater management and the trends affecting this growing discipline
  • 10 standard specifications and design criteria for construction activity stormwater
    management and land-disturbing activity applications
  • 14 standard specifications and design criteria for post-construction, retrofit, and green infrastructure stormwater management applications

This design manual should be a must-read for all landscape architects, landscape designer, horticulturalists, agronomists, hydrologists, land use planners, and public works engineers, to name a few. Anyone who either disturbs the soil or wants to restore the soil should read and use the information in this book.

Rodney W. Tyler is a certified professional agronomist and CEO of Filtrexx, Inc. He has authored scores of technical articles and instructed at dozens of soil and compost industry-related events over the past 20 years.

Alexander Marks has taught at numerous national conferences including ASCE, StormCon, and the Landscape Contractors Association.  Alex directs field education & training for stormwater professionals and has written and managed storm water plans as part of NPDES permit requirements as well as providing site design for both stormwater management and restoration work.

Dr. Britt Faucette, Ph.D., CPESC, LEED AP, has developed national and state specifications on organic materials used in stormwater management. He has contributed to over 100 articles and peer-reviewed journals after earning his doctorate researching soil-water-plant performances of BMP’s used in soil erosion and stormwater management practices.


Manual de Campo de Sedimen- tos y Control de Erosion Mejores Prácticas Profesionales Para Contratistas e Inspectores

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Manual de Campo de Sedimen- tos y Control de Erosion Mejores Prácticas Profesionales Para Contratistas e Inspectores
by Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., CPESC

El Manual de Campo es un libro muy práctico el cual tiene el objetivo de ser usado en el sitio de trabajo. ¡Llévelo con usted y querrá una copia cerca siempre que usted esté en el campo y esto significa todo el tiempo! Basado en décadas de experiencia de primera mano, el Manual de Campoes escrito explícitamente tanto para contratistas como para inspectores, y para aquellos de ustedes que están haciendo este tipo de trabajo y aquellos de ustedes que lo están revisando.

Temas incluidos:

  • Planos de preconstrucción
  • Instalación e inspección de drenajes
  • Sistemas de contención de sedimentos
  • Conservación de la vegetación
  • Normatividades para la construcción (EPA)
  • Regulaciones federales, estatales, y locales
  • Evaluación, inspección, y mantenimiento
  • Ilustraciones de todas las prácticas
  • Reducción de la erosión de viento
  • Métodos para reducir la erosión

… ¡y mucho mas! Con diagramas claros que lo guían para una adecuada instalación y un correcto mantenimiento. Este manual de campo le brindará los consejos y técnicas necesarias para que usted inicie … ¡Ahora mismo!

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