How to Utilize New Instrumentation Technology to Identify Predictive ESC Requirements
Construction activities can be harmful to the natural environment when not planned properly or mitigated. Many erosion and sediment control (ESC) monitoring platforms now being implemented are not current with today’s technology; this limits the data available to ensure compliance.
Industry experts have collaborated on best practices because it is important that effective, industry-wide guidelines be developed and followed nationally. New guidelines will encourage consistent approaches for successful ESC, including continuous monitoring through instrumentation.
Applying new technologies to collect data will help us better identify existing conditions and provide the ability to predict future enhancements.
During construction we can utilize 24/7 live alerts, continuously access data online, and conduct enhanced ongoing assessments using UAS/drone instrumentation.
Cost-effective new technologies complement the guideline requirements. The industry needs to understand the value of using such technologies as part of the monitoring platform.
In this presentation, we will share case studies demonstrating the benefits of these new technologies.
1. During the preliminary stages of a construction project, collecting continuous primary data can help contractors make proactive solutions based on predictive requirements.
2. Utilizing alerts with 24/7 telemetry technology allows for environmental inspectors to reduce site visits and makes immediate mitigation possible when needed. This reduces the risk to the contractor and encourages a trusting relationship with regulators.
3. Learn how to acquire data during scheduled visual inspections as well as rain events through aerial imagery to enhance the assessment.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Dan Menard has been an environmental professional for more than 24 years, specializing in water, permits and environmental management and compliance.
Having worked on both the consulting and the client side of our business, Dan understands what is important to individual stakeholders and knows how to tailor sometimes technically complicated issues to make them meaningful for different audiences.
With experience delivering environmental assessment, soil remediation, groundwater control and water treatment projects in remote and urban settings, Dan has knowledge and perspective that clients appreciate.
Marco Angilletta is a UAS operator and instrument specialist at EMAC. He has a BA in geographic analysis and a certificate in environmental management.
Marco has more than 60 hours of UAS flight time, and two years of application and regulatory experience.
Marco has been involved in the construction industry and specializes in UAS surveys and structural inspections.