Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls, Second Edition

Planning, Design, and Performance

Robert E. Pitt, PhD., PE, Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Shirley E. Clark, PhD, PE, DWRE, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA, Donald W. Lake, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ

978-1-60595-599-5, January 2020, 462 pages, 8½ x 11, softcover

• Covers important recent technical and regulatory advances on how to assess and control runoff from sites being excavated for building and development
• Explains and describes new methods of containment and monitoring
• Describes emerging systems for calculating and predicting runoff and its effect
• Includes more problems and projects for civil engineering instructors and students


This is an expanded and updated edition of a textbook initially published in 2006 and used extensively as a practical reference by engineers in the field and as a textbook by professors of civil engineering. The book covers important recent technical and regulatory advances on how to assess and control runoff from sites being excavated for building and development. In technology, it explains new methods of containment and monitoring, with many original site-based problems and engineering strategies to address them. In particular, it explains the requirements for developing erosion-control plans that meet local, state, and EPA stormwater requirements. Emerging systems for calculating and predicting runoff and its effects are also presented, including the evolving connections between rainfall data and localized erosion. A fuller discussion of U.S. and international standards is provided. In addition, the revised volume contains more problems and projects for civil engineering instructors and students.

Note: This volume includes relevant information for civil engineering professors and students, stormwater managers, hydrologists, watershed specialists, municipal water authorities, and county conservation directors

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition

 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 in the Sustainability Framework
  • Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations
  • Basic Control of Construction Site Runoff to Meet Regulatory Requirements
  • Example Construction Site Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Requirements
  • Incorporating Adequate Design and Inspection Specifications
  • Useful Internet Links
  • References
  • Problems
  • Appendix 1A: Example Components of Local and State Construction Site Regulations

 Chapter 2: Selection of Controls and Site Planning

  • Introduction
  • Construction Activities
  • Example Construction Site Control Requirements
  • Planning Steps and Components for Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Planning Steps and Components for Construction Site Control
  • Chapter 2 Summary
  • References
  • Problems
  • Useful Internet Links

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

  • Introduction: Hydrology for the Design of Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls
  • Local Rainfall Conditions Relevant to Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Design
  • Methods of Determining Runoff
  • Watershed Delineation
  • Use of the SCS (NRCS) TR55 Method for Construction Site Hydrology Evaluations
  • WinTR55
  • Summary
  • Useful Internet Links
  • References
  • Problems

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

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Summary
  • Useful Internet Links
  • Problems
  • References
  • Appendix 4A: Erosivity Indices by Location and Erosion Variations by Season

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

  • Introduction
  • General Channel Stability Shear Stress Relationship
  • 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
  • Summary
  • Example Project Assignment on Slope and Swale Design
  • Example Project Assignment on Slope and Swale Design
  • Problems
  • References
  • Appendix 5A: Commercial Sources for Channel Liners
  • Appendix 5B: Kansas Department of Transportation Bureau of Materials and Research

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

  • Introduction
  • Detention Pond Design Fundamentals
  • Silt Fences and other Perimeter Barriers for Construction Site Sediment Control
  • Chapter Summary
  • Problems
  • References
  • Appendix A. Literature Reviews and Citations of Case Studies of the Effectiveness of Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls
  • Appendix B. Tools Included in Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines
  • Appendix C. Selected Erosion and Sediment Control Design Attributes

Index
About the Authors

 

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