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River Course 401: Construction Practices for Stream Restoration

When Oct 13, 2010 08:00 AM to
Oct 14, 2010 04:15 PM
Where Banner Elk, NC
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River Course 401: Construction Practices for Stream Restoration
October 13-14, 2010
Location: Banner Elk, NC
Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/srp/construction_training.html

This two-day workshop provides practical information and field observation opportunities for contractors and construction oversight personnel involved in stream restoration construction. Participants will learn about stream channel and floodplain design concepts, in-stream structures, erosion and sediment control on stream project sites, streambank stabilization, streamside vegetation installation, and project bidding. Participants will visit an active stream construction project on Shawneehaw Creek in Banner Elk to observe installation of stream channel and floodplain grading, in-stream boulder and log structures, temporary matting for streambank stabilization, and vegetation installation.  The class will also visit nearby completed stream restoration projects.  An experienced contractor, North State Environmental, will demonstrate construction techniques and answer questions related to equipment, materials, and project management.  Participants will have the opportunity to discuss construction plans and bid documents with the project designer, Blue Ridge Environmental Consultants.

This class has an optional one-hour comprehensive examination at the end of class for those who wish to receive a certificate of completion from North Carolina State University.  The class offers 12 PDHs (professional development hours) for professional engineers, approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors

Who Should Attend

  • Contractors with interest in stream restoration construction
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Project Managers
  • State and Federal Agency personnel who actively review and permit stream restoration projects

The workshop begins at 8:00 am each day. Lunches and snacks will be provided.

Topics Include:

  • Stream channel and floodplain design concepts
  • Boulder and log structures for bank protection, flow direction, grade control, habitat, and sediment transport
  • Streambank stabilization using temporary matting and vegetation
  • Erosion and sediment control on stream project sites
  • Construction equipment and materials
  • Field Tours of active stream construction

* Examples of Construction Plans and Specifications will be available for review and discussion.


Greg Jennings, PhD., PE
Jan Patterson, PE, CPESC
Darrell Westmoreland, CPESC
Stephen Joyce
Karen Hall
Jason Zink, PE
Zan Price, PE
Mike Shaffer, PE

This workshop is co-sponsored by the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, which provided funding for the Shawneehaw Creek restoration project, and the Town of Banner Elk.

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