Tag: construction stormwater

Sediment control is a practice or device designed to keep eroded soil on a construction site, so that it does not wash off and cause water pollution to a nearby stream, river, lake, or sea.

Permeable Surfaces

Permeable Surfaces

The vast expanses of impermeable asphalt surfaces blanketing the country and crisscrossing every urban center and thoroughfare from the east to west add up to a total of 4.12 million miles—enough to circle the Earth’s equator 157 times over. While it might be easy to take impermeable pavement for granted

IECA News

IECA News

Environmental Connection 2017 Ready for Atlanta?
Save the date for EC17!
Environmental Connection 2017 is coming soon and IECA encourages all industry professionals to start making plans to attend the world’s largest soil and water event. EC17 will be held February 21–24, 2017, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Prepare to learn from a

IECA News

IECA News

Take Advantage of All Your IECA Membership Has to Offer
Have You Recently Visited the IECA Website to Explore the Education Offerings?
Every day IECA is working to expand our educational offerings. Over the next few months we will hold six live webinars that will allow you to learn valuable information and PDHs. In addition,

Reader Profile: Lori Belz

Reader Profile: Lori Belz

Lori Belz spends a great deal of her work time along the highways and other roads of Minnesota, trying to gauge the best approach to erosion control. One of the more interesting research projects in which she has been involved was in bioengineering, trying to stabilize slopes along Minnesota highways

Great Rivers Fall Conference & Expo – Sustaining Our Future Resources

Great Rivers Fall Conference & Expo – Sustaining Our Future Resources

This multi-day workshop features high-quality training and information to prepare attendees for the upcoming construction season, and it sets the tone for longer-range planning on hot topics such as MS4, active and post-construction stormwater management, construction general permit (CGP) compliance and much more. Stormwater, erosion and sediment control, locally-driven policy,

We’d Like Ice With Our Water

We’d Like Ice With Our Water

One of the roads I drive in and out of the valley I live in has new digital signage encouraging locals to begin preparing for the very wet winter anticipated in California. Preparing means expecting dangerous conditions that may include flooding, mud, and boulders. It means recognizing that delays are

Project Profile: Applying the First Two Pillars: A Case Study

Project Profile: Applying the First Two Pillars: A Case Study

Some of the most effective and economical stormwater management practices often go unconsidered as we opt for more traditionally accepted but less effective options. This is evident as we design, teach, implement, and regulate. It is also reflected in our regulations, our handbooks, and even in our trade journals. The

Reader Profile: Aaron Mlynek

Reader Profile: Aaron Mlynek

From where he sits—and that’s often in an airplane seat heading from one client to another—Aaron Mlynek sees an increasing level of competency and awareness regarding erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs). Mlynek is technical director for construction stormwater compliance with Westwood Professional Services, a multi-discipline surveying and

Reader Profile:  Aaron Mlynek

Reader Profile: Aaron Mlynek

From where he sits-and that’s often in an airplane seat heading from one client to another-Aaron Mlynek sees an increasing level of competency and awareness regarding erosion control and stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs). Mlynek is technical director for construction stormwater compliance with Westwood Professional Services, a multi-discipline surveying and

Reader Profile: Ted Sherrod

Reader Profile: Ted Sherrod

Ted Sherrod, P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, has worked on both sides of the fence in erosion control and stormwater efforts for the public and the private sectors. Until December 2010, Sherrod had spent 30 years as a state roadside environmental field operations engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, amassing

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