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.