Here is a rundown of some upcoming webinars from Forester University—one of them taking place tomorrow.
You can earn Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours for all Forester U webinars, and past webinars are now available as webcasts so you can view them—and receive credit—on your own schedule. Click here for a complete list of webcasts.
On April 9:
Low-Volume Roads Engineering Best Practices
Presented by Gordon R. Keller, P.E., G.E.
Across the world, almost 70% of our road infrastructure is classified as “low volume.” When not designed and constructed correctly, these roads contribute to substantial sediment and erosion, cause slope instability, adversely affect the environment, and are statistically unsafe and costly.
Gordon Keller, a geotechnical engineer with Genesee Geotechnical, presents the first session in a series on low-volume roads, exploring low-volume road design best practices and mitigation measures for well-designed and constructed roads that are sustainable and cost-effective and that produce minimal environmental damage.
In this webinar, Keller will outline the best practices in low-volume road design and construction, including project planning and location selection, safety considerations, drainage analysis, stable slope preparation and maintenance, and roadway material selection. He will also look at environmental impacts of low-volume roads (e.g., sediment and erosion production, slope instability, channel modifications, fish and wildlife impacts) and discuss the practical mitigation measures to counter these. Finally, he’ll discuss the available and coming innovative technologies and how to select and implement these to optimize your low-volume road design, construction, and maintenance, and save money. These technologies include GIS Mapping, geosynthetics, trenchless technology, mechanically stabilized earth structures, biotechnical erosion and slope stabilization methods, and simple in-situ site characterization.
Join us for this first webinar in our low-volume series, and for our coming low-volume roads webinars, including:
June 4: Sustainable Shallow Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control Measures
September 10: Roadway Surface Drainage and Drainage Crossing Structures
October 15: Road Environmental Impacts and Mitigations
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Starting April 23:
Sediment and Erosion Control Master Class Series
Presented by Jerald S. Fifield, Ph.D., CISEC, CPESC, and Tina R. Wills, P.E., CISEC, of
This series includes six sessions, three workshops, and the third edition of the bestselling manual Designing and Reviewing Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plans.
• April 23: Erosion, Sediment, and Sedimentation on Construction Sites
• April 30: What is Needed for Designing (and Reviewing) Sediment
and Erosion Control Plans
• May 7: Determining Performance Goals and Effectiveness of S&EC Plans
• May 13: Designing Effective Sediment Containment Systems for
• May 21: Limitations of Commonly Found Construction Site
Sediment Control BMPs
• May 28: Making Erosion Control BMPs Work on Construction Sites
• 3 Interactive Workshops
All sessions and workshops are presented live and on-demand so you may attend at your leisure, and are accompanied by a quiz to test your skills.
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