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Presenter: Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lombard, IL

Hyatt Place Chicago - Lombard/Oak Brook
2340 South Fountain Square Drive
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630-932-6501

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00 pm

Presented by Stephen Zwilling and Matt Welch


   Understanding the importance of soil testing and how to gather samples the right way
   The importance of pH and organic matter and how it is criticalfor sustainable vegetation
   Biotic soil media technologies and how they can improve soils as an option to traditional compost

Causes of Erosion and Sediment Production

   Types of erosion
   Variables impacting erosion
   Types of sediment and sedimentation
   Damage caused by erosion and sedimentation

Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Practices that minimize site disturbance
   Preservation of native vegetation
   Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areason the construction site

Calculations for Determining Soil Loss and Channel Stabilization

   Review revised universal soil loss equation (RUSLE)
   Review Manning’s calculation
   Design software Profileps3.com
   Product selection using software

Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices

   Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching
   Mixing and applying hydraulic mulches
   Use of blankets and turf reinforcement mats in channel applications

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
   7.0 PDHs

   7.0 HSW Contact Hours
   7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
   7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
   7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
   7.0 ASFPM CECs

   Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects, and 7.0 continuing education hours to landscape architects in most states, including Illinois.  Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Illinois.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs.  Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and the LA/CES.

Engineers, architects, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar in most cases.  Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects and landscape architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this activity for 7.0 CECs.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contracts.  It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board of continuing education credit.



Mr. Welch is the technical & business development manager for Profile Products, LLC, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Mr. Welch heads up Profile Products Free Soil Testing program and online design software – Profile Soil Solutions Software (www.ProfilePS3.com). He works closely with specifiers to ensure that all erosion and sediment control plans, involving Profile’s line of products, will have a high rate of success. Mr. Welch holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Conservation and Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, with an emphasis on land resources and soil science. During and after college, he worked at an engineering and consulting firm out of Green Bay, WI. The firm he worked with was heavily involved in projects with erosion control and reclamation of land, many of which were on linear transmission line projects. This experience ultimately led to a smooth transition into the technical department at Profile Products. Mr. Welch is also a member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA).

Stephen R. Zwilling

Mr. Zwilling is the Eastern U.S. market development manager for Profile Products, LLC, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He has 23 years of experience in erosion and sediment control and turfgrass management. Mr. Zwilling has written several technical articles in industry trade publications on hydraulically applied erosion control systems and applications. He was a prior owner/partner of the Conwed Fibers Corporation.

Mr. Zwilling holds a bachelor of science degree in Marketing Management from Pepperdine University. He is a past board member of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) and a member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), and he is on the Board of Directors of the Mid Atlantic IECA. Mr. Zwilling has been a volunteer instructor at several industry events including the IECA Muddy Water Blues and NCSU Erosion Control Field Days, and at several water resource workshops in the eastern United States and Canada.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.