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Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls
Planning, Design and Performance
by Robert Pitt

Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls contains critical design tools for practical implementation of techniques to control and abate run-off and sediment from construction sites.

With many original illustrations and examples, this text provides the design principles to monitor and to implement mitigating steps that will enable you and your staff to meet regulations by taking steps that fit the development level, soil type, and rainfall amounts of your region.

Features:

  • In-depth design guidance for controlling construction site run-off
  • Indispensable for meeting the EPA's stormwater regs
  • Erosion data for all regions of US
  • Technical and engineering options for many site types and climate conditions
  • Heavily illustrated with dozens of original case studies & problems

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Erosion and Sediment Control, Problems and Regulations

  • Problems Associated with Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Loss
  • Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations
  • Basic Control of Construction Site Runoff
  • Example Construction Site Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Requirements
  • Need for Adequate Design and Inspection
  • Important Internet Links

Chapter 2: Selection of Controls and Site Planning

  • Example Construction Site Control Requirements
  • Planning Steps and Components for Construction Site Control
  • Amounts of Construction Subject to Erosion and Sediment Control and their Costs

Chapter 3: Regional Rainfall Conditions and Site Hydrology for Construction Site Erosion Evaluations

  • Introduction: Hydrology for the Design of Construction Erosion Controls
  • Local Rainfall Conditions Relevant to Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Design
  • Methods of Determining Runoff
  • Watershed Delineation
  • Use of the SCS (NRCS) TR-55 Method for Construction Site Hydrology Evaluations
  • WinTR55

Chapter 4: Erosion Mechanisms, the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), and Vegetation Erosion Controls

  • Basic Erosion Mechanisms and Rain Energy
  • The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and Relating Rain Energy to Erosion Yield
  • RUSLE2 Information
  • Basic Predictions of Soil Losses from a Construction Site
  • Use and Selection of Vegetation at Construction Sites
  • Establishing Vegetation

Chapter 5: Channel and Slope Stability for Construction Site Erosion Control

  • General Channel Stability Shear Stress Relation
  • Design of Grass-Lined Channels
  • Drainage Design using Turf-Reinforcing Mats
  • Channel Design using Concrete and Riprap Liner Materials
  • Slope Stability Applied to Construction Site Erosion Control Design
  • Use of Newly Developed Erosion Controls

Chapter 6: Temporary Ponds and Filter Fabric Barriers for Construction Site Sediment Control

  • Detention Pond Design Fundamentals
  • Example Pond Design for Construction Site Sediment Control and Comparison with Modeling Results
  • Example Detention Pond Shape Calculations
  • Example Sizing of Sediment Pond at Construction Site
  • Example Use of Chemical-Assisted Sedimentation at Construction Sites
  • Filter Fences for Construction Site Sediment Control

Chapter 7: Construction Site Erosion Control References and Internet Sources

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Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls
Planning, Design and Performance
by Robert Pitt

2007 • 381 pages • $154.00 + shipping
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