Erosion and Sediment Control

Technical Paper

Developing a Construction Stormwater Management Philosophy During Project Design

Tuesday, February 13
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

PDH: 1

Location: 102B

Level of Presentation: Intermediate

Too often, project designs are developed in a vacuum using a cookie cutter approach to erosion and sediment control; silt fence, catch basin inserts and quarry spalls. Developing a overall project philosophy early in the design process will lead to a more cohesive and effective compliance program. Via case studies, participants will learn some successful erosion and sediment control design strategies through my mistakes and successes.

Too often, project designs are developed in a vacuum using a cookie cutter approach to best management practices (BMPs); silt fence, catch basin inserts and construction entrances. This approach leaves out the most important step, developing an overall construction stormwater management philosophy. Developing this philosophy as early in the design process as possible will lead to a more cohesive and effective compliance program. Via case studies, participants will learn some successful construction stormwater management design strategies and add some BMPs to their toolbox .

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Target Audience: Consultant,Engineer,Government Agency

Dave Jenkins

Erosion Control / Stormwter Engineer
Port of Seattle

Dave Jenkins, Erosion Control and Stormwater Engineer for the Port of Seattle, has 25 years experience managing construction storm water and erosion and sediment control on heavy civil public works construction projects including 3 years at the Washington State Department of Transportation and 22 years at the Port of Seattle. As Statewide Erosion Control Coordinator, Dave created the WSDOT Contractor's Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) program in 1996 and has taught CESCL courses to thousands of construction personnel all over Washington state. Since 1999, Dave has developed and has managed the Port of Seattle Construction Erosion Control Program and has had stormwater compliance responsibility for projects including the construction of a major runway that involved importing 17 million yards of fill, demolition and rebuild of two existing runways, and over two billion dollars worth of seaport and airport facility upgrades. After 25 years in the field, Dave is tired and plans to retire in the next year or two.

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