IECA 2020 Technical Paper of the Year AwardSilt fence is one of the most commonly used sediment barriers on construction sites. Often times silt fence fails due to inadequate design or improper installation and maintenance. This presentation will explore a new silt fence design and installation approach developed by the IECA Standards and Practice Committee targeted at improving the field performance of sediment barriers. The design guidance has been developed after a compressive state-of-the-practice review of design guidance and performance-based research results. The presentation will include design and implementation examples through a user-friendly spreadsheet-based design tool that has been developed to assist professionals in the proper design and implementation.
Summarize main characteristics of silt fence performance based on previous large-scale testing results.
Understand a design approach to adequately design and install silt fence.
Implement a spreadsheet based tool for the design of silt fence controls.