Erosion and Sediment Control: Master Class

Online /
Nov 3 - 5, 2021 /
Course Code: 12-1128-ONL21

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

Day 1 & 2 : 10:30am-1:30pm; 2pm-4:30pm (Eastern Time)
Day 3 : 10:30am-3 pm (Eastern Time)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Challenge common conditions and apply best practices to achieve compliance
  • Apply theory, practice and cost consciousness into new designs and site plans
  • Overcome common breakdowns in design, approval, contracting and construction
  • Utilize a proven, structured and reliable approach to tackle any ESC challenge


The ESC Master Class is a comprehensive three-day online course, which will challenge participants to leverage their understanding of ESC essentials, apply industry innovations to achieve compliance, and deploy best practices in a fiscally responsible and approvable manner for successful implementation.

The course reviews fundamentals to establish and ensure a common understanding, introduce and highlight unique aspects of the best practices, apply design and costing to new site plan challenges, and review construction, inspection and approval approaches.

Course Outline

  • Industry Overview and Parameters
  • Why We Care
  • Regulations and Bylaws
  • ESC Fundamentals
  • Runoff Controls
  • Erosion Controls
  • Sediment Controls
  • Site Management and Inspection
  • Specifications and Tendering and Contracts
  • Case Studies
  • Best Practices, Approaches, Resources, Innovation

 Who Should Attend

ESC Practitioners Including: Civil, Environmental and Geotechnical Engineers • Designers, Technicians and Technologists • Biologists • Agrologists • Foresters • Field Staff • Project Managers • Contractors Regulatory Managers and all Those Active in the ESC Industry

More Information

Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Fundamentals & Best Practices

  • Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
  • Industry Overview & Parameters
  • Why We Care
  • Regulations & Bylaws
  • ESC Fundamentals
  • Runoff Controls
  • Erosion Controls
  • Sediment Controls
  • Site Management & Inspection
  • Specifications & Tendering & Contracts
  • Questions & Wrap Up

Designing For Compliance

  • Welcome, Overview & Review
  • Case Study #1 – Commercial Site - Instructor Led
  • Case Study #2 – Commercial Site – Teams
  • Case Study #2 - Review & Debrief
  • Case Study #3 – Townhouse Site – Teams
  • Case Study #3 – Review & Debrief
  • Case Study #4 – Mega Project – Instructor Led
  • Case Study #5 – Mega-Project – Instructor Led
  • Best Practices, Approaches, Resources, Innovation
  • Adjournment


James Kay, P.Eng., CPESC, CPSWQ

James Kay is a Professional Engineer, Civil, who has been designing, administering and approving land development and municipal engineering projects across Canada since 2001.

First challenged in ESC in 2004, James proceeded to earn his CPESC, CPSWQ and CESCL designations, apply best practices to development sites, and teach ESC for over 15 years. James has served on the Boards of PNW IECA, ESCA BC, and ESCA Canada.

James proudly shares that ESC compliance is possible at a reasonable cost. How we approach sites, how we design systems, and how we review and oversee projects makes all the difference.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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