Level 2 Registration Information

TDEC Training Workshop

Level II - Design Principles for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control for Construction Sites

This advanced two-day course is designed for engineers, environmental designers, plan preparers and reviewers. Landscape architects and other professionals involved with the construction site planning and design are encouraged to attend. Detailed instruction is given on the engineering technologies needed to control stormwater on a construction site. Workshop participants will obtain the tools needed for developing an acceptable, working erosion and sediment control plan as described in TDEC's Tennessee Erosion & Sediment Control Handbook and required by the Tennessee General Construction Stormwater Permit.

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• Site investigation and hydrologic analysis
• Alternative peak discharge methods
• Conveyance system design (open channels, rip rap, and RECP linings)
• Soils and soil erosion prediction (RUSLE)
• Sediment transport process and analysis
• Overview and design of selected common structural controls (i.e. sediment control/ stormwater management ponds, check-dams, diversions, retrofits)

• Review of surface water hydrologic principles and hydrologic evaluation for construction sites including time of concentration, runoff coefficient, SCS/NRCS Curve Number, & storm event analysis.
• Review of peak runoff methods, including Rational & TR-55 approaches.
• Understanding design principles and performance of Best Management Practices (BMPs), including detailed temporary sediment pond analysis.
• Application of NRCS TR-55 software for determining construction site runoff.
• Application and demonstration of RUSLE software.

Prerequisites: The Level I course, Fundamentals of Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control, is required; the workshop participant should have a basic understanding of surface water hydrology either through formal engineering training or through equivalent experience. Materials needed: a portable calculator and pencil. A laptop may be useful for some exercises but is not required.

PDHs: 16.0 hours. Times: Registration 7:30 a.m. first day. Breakfast, lunch and break refreshments will be provided both days.

Cost: $500

Registration: Registration is normally limited to 50 persons. Early registration and payment are strongly encouraged. To register complete the Level II registration form.
 If you have any questions regarding registration or course content, contact the TNEPSC by email click here.

Cancellation Policy: In the event you are unable to attend the workshop you registered for, attendee substitutions are allowed and encouraged. We will issue full refunds for cancellations made five (5) working days prior to the workshop Due to heavy demand for limited workshop seats, no refund will be issued thereafter and no-show registrants will not be refunded. Requested transfers may be made to another scheduled workshop for a $100 transfer fee charge.

Course Completion Certificate: 
Registered participants who attend both days of the workshop will receive, at the end of the second day, a Course Completion Certificate that indicates 16 Professional Development Hours (PDH) have been earned.