Site planners working in regions subject to subfreezing temperatures and winter weather must understand the importance of planning for such conditions. During both the design and construction process require preparation of course, but also require adaptation to every changing weather patterns.
In some cases, planners may specify total winter shutdown of projects, especially in environmentally sensitive areas. Other projects allow for construction activities to continue during the winter months. In all cases, pre-planning is an absolute must, for both designers and contractors. This session will focus on the important planning steps critical for designers, as well as the implementation required of contractors.
Speaker: Peter Hanrahan
Peter Hanrahan is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 43 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Taiwan, Canada and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association.
His articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News.
He has also assisted with the development of erosion control standards with the Illinois Tollway Authority, and the State Departments of Transportation in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois.
Peter has also assisted with the updating and development of erosion control handbooks for the State of Rhode Island, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.