Construction Site Compliance in 10 Easy Steps

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Stormwater Management
Audience Level: Beginner
Price: $50 Members/ $65 Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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“Talk is cheap – but it can really make your project profitable!”
Construction sites are dynamic, complicated processes that are in constant change. Maintaining environmental compliance on these sites is very challenging. In addition is remains constant and is seldom something that you can “checkoff the list”. The one item that assists most during this strategy for compliance is communication. This webinar will discuss 10 simple communication strategies that, when implemented, assist your project with continuity and profit for environmental compliance. Whether you are a regulatory professional who is trying to maintain compliance within a jurisdiction or a construction professional trying to keep your project moving forward – this course is for you. Designers, you may want to pay attention because these are often the reasons your SWPPP’s are not properly implemented. Join me for an hour of action packed items that can really make a difference on your next project. Communication is by far the most underutilized BMP on every single construction project…. This webinar will provide the participant with training and skills to comply with regulations, ensure sensitive resources remain protected, and properly document activities during the construction project. In addition, this webinar will discuss how to communicate with regulatory and design professionals in order to accomplish a common goal – a compliance complete construction project. SWPPP’s are required on every construction site that disturbs one acre or more. This webinar will teach the participants how to get the SWPPP out of the office, and correctly implemented in the field.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will learn how to use documentations to tell your story of compliance.
  2. Attendees will learn about proactive site management that saves you money.
  3. Attendees will develop an understanding of communication on projects that makes the difference

Presented by Jennifer Hildebrand, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, MBA

Jennifer Hildebrand has been involved in the erosion and sediment industry for over 23 years. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Augsburg College, and specializes in compliance strategies within the stormwater market. She is a registered Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and a registered Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality. Most recently, she authored an industry related book regarding construction site management techniques entitled: “Straight Talk: Strategies for Environmental Compliance.”

Currently employed by WSB and Associates, Jennifer's experience and industry involvement allow WSB to deliver excellence in environmental compliance to their clients. Her specialties include stormwater compliance issues, training and awareness programs, site inspection programs, compliance program design, and site plan reviews. She has developed and delivered education and compliance programs in both the construction and post construction stormwater market. Her involvement in the construction industry has provided her with valuable experience in a wide variety of stormwater compliance products and services. As a result, Jennifer has developed a selection of technologies that involve several methods of hydraulic application techniques and biotechnical stabilization practices throughout the United States and Canada. This private industry experience and public representation experience provides opportunities for facilitation of appropriate stormwater, erosion, sediment, control programs and techniques. In addition, this experience also illuminates the challenges and opportunities that exist in post construction phases of stormwater compliance.

Jennifer has gained valuable insight into the realities of land development, commerce, and environmental impacts in the stormwater industry as a result of her involvement with these non-profit entities, as well as the private sector of this business. Among these organizations she has given numerous presentations on proper management practices, installation techniques, full day programs on erosion and sediment control practices, along with numerous product specific presentations. Her presentations and classes have been conducted in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska, New York, Texas, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba. She has spoken and presented materials at multiple government agencies and Departments of Transportation. She has been a part of specifications and standards development for Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Manitoba. She has made it her goal to educate and inform the public and private sector markets regarding stormwater compliance. These principals, whether during or after construction is complete highlight proper installation techniques and potential pitfalls of improper field applications and appropriate design standards.

IECA is the foremost organization for those involved in or concerned about soil erosion control. Membership (in IECA) tells others you take erosion control seriously and you want to help make a difference.

Scott Velting, CPESC, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA