TDEC 2005 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 TDECís Tennessee Erosion & Sediment Control Handbook and required by the Tennessee General Construction Stormwater Permit.

Workshop locations:

Nashville – September 9-10, 2005
Willis Conference Center
26 Century Blvd.

Memphis – October 6-7, 2005
EnSafe Training Center
5730 Summertrees Drive.

Chattanooga – November 17-18, 2005

Knoxville - December 1-2, 2005
UT Conference Center
600 Henley Street


• Site investigation and hydrologic analysis
• Alternative peak discharge methods
• Conveyance system design (open channels, rip rap, RECP's, etc.)
• Sediment transport process and analysis
• Overview and design of selected common vegetative and 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, & 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 of RUSLE software to evaluate various erosion reduction covers and practices.

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: Bring a copy of the current edition of the Tennessee Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook: A Guide to the Protection of State Waters through the use of Best Management Practices during Land Disturbing Activities, please bring it to the course. Also, bring a portable calculator and pencil.

PDHs: 14.0 hours. Times: Registration 8:00-8:30 a.m. first day; Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Lunch and break refreshments will be provided both days.

Cost: $300

Registration: Registration is limited to 40 persons. Early registration and payment are strongly encouraged. You must have your registration in 5 working days prior to the workshop to be assured a space (see registration form for deadlines). To register complete the Level II registration form and fax or mail it to the number and address provided on the form. Email registration is possible: please be sure to include all the information requested on the form and send it to Louis Allen ( Confirmation of registration will be by email or fax within 5 days. If you have any questions regarding registration or course content, contact the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center at (865) 974-2151 or email Tim Gangaware at

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 cancellation 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 as well. Transfers may be made to another scheduled workshop and a $25 transfer fee will be charged.

Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control - Level II