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:

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

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

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

TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001

Please read the ‘Disclaimer, Release and Waiver’ carefully before registering for this course. By registering you agree to the terms and conditions set out below.

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DISCLAIMER, RELEASE AND WAIVER: The content of this program is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute a professional opinion, training or advice. The intent of this program is to provide an overview of the operation and maintenance procedures of a PV system generally. Operation and maintenance procedures will vary from site to site depending on the size and scale of your PV system. This program is intended to provide general guidance in order to educate individuals regarding the operation and maintenance of PV systems. All users are advised and encouraged to seek professional advice in connection with the specific needs of the user, and the program is not intended to replace the advice of a professional with regards to the operation and maintenance of PV systems. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (“TRCA”) does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information or advice contained in this program. No user of this program should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the information contained in this program without seeking the advice of a professional. TRCA accepts and has no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any loss, costs, expense, damages or liabilities suffered or incurred by anyone as a result of the program or any decision or action made on the basis of the program or any information or material presented in the program or referred to therein. User hereby releases TRCA from, and waives as against TRCA, any claims and demands a user may have arising from any such loss, costs, expense, damages or liabilities.