Polymers for Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control E-learning course

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Estimated time requirement: 1.5 hours
Please note that it may take up to 24-48 hours to receive a response to this course.  

Course Description

This course has been developed to familiarize participants with the concepts of polymers and how they can be used for Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) on construction sites. Consisting of six modules this courses discusses the basic concepts of polymers, soil stabilization with anionic polyacrylamide (PAM), PAM based stormwater clarification applications, additional PAM enhanced sediment controls, PAM assisted pond dredging, and anionic PAM application guidance for urban construction.


Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for developers, consultants, municipalities, landowners or anyone looking to learn about polymers and apply them for ESC.


Learning Objectives:

1. Define what polymers are and how they work, compare the different types and forms, and discuss the various uses
2. Discuss how PAM can be used to stabilize soils and the methods of application including PAM enhanced soft armoring and hydroseeding
3. Explain how PAM can be used in stormwater clarification applications and understand how to design a dewatering ditch system
4. Describe the processes of how PAM can be used to enhance performance of sediment controls such as sediment retention barriers and rock check dams
5. Understand how PAM can be applied to aid in the consolidation of wet sediment during pond dredging
6. Understand the process of selecting the appropriate polymer for a site and the general requirements
7. Understand the guidelines for using anionic PAM in urban construction projects


Additional information:

IECA members are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $75 before tax. To register at this discounted price please contact us at STEP@trca.ca and provide your IECA member ID for membership confirmation.

This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing development hours (CDHs) for the Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have successfully registered for the course you will be sent your course log-in information from noreply@trca.on.ca.  Please allow for approximately 48 hour response time.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at STEP@trca.ca

IECALandscape Ontario, and AORS members are eligible for discounts. Please contact us at STEP@trca.ca to receive your discount code. Please include membership number.

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001