TRIECA Pre-Conference Training: Turbidity Control on Construction Sites

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March 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pearson Convention Center
2638 Steeles Ave E
Brampton, ON L6S 6J9
Victoria Kring
Registration:  7:00 – 8:00 am |
Course:  8:00 – 4:30 pm |
This course is in conjunction with the TRIECA Annual Conference (March 25-26, 2020).  Participants can save 10% off their registration fees for this course if also purchasing a FULL TRIECA Conference pass.

Rich McLaughlin, Professor, Urban Soil and Water Management, North Carolina State University

Course description

When it rains on an active construction site, the runoff inevitably will be very muddy looking, or turbid, even after it passes through sediment control measures.  Treating this runoff with small amounts of chemicals that coagulate or flocculate the suspended sediment can be a relatively simple and inexpensive practice.  In this class we’ll review turbidity sources, soil properties, and available chemicals and their associated properties to understand how to approach the problem.  Furthermore, we’ll review a wide variety of systems that can be deployed to reduce discharged turbidity by 10-100X.

Learning Objectives

Attendees of this class will be able to:

  1. Understand the nature of the turbidity problem relative to conventional erosion and sediment control practices.
  2. Become knowledgeable about the options for turbidity control on construction sites.
  3. Be able to assess the relative risks and benefits of chemical treatments for turbidity control.
  4. Estimate the costs involved in turbidity control.

Who Should Attend?

All involved in designing, inspecting, and maintaining erosion and sediment control practices on construction sites.

Download Course Agenda Here

Additional Information:

This course is eligible for 7 continuing education hours for CISEC and other industry associations.

Course cost: $350 or save 10% off the course if you also purchase a full conference pass.  Visit for full conference details.

IECA members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on course registration (cannot be combined with full conference pass discount).  To register at this discounted price please contact Victoria Kring at and provide your IECA member ID for membership confirmation.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001

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