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Forum on In-Stream Work Plans


IRTBA's Landscape/Erosion Control Committee invites you to participate in a Forum on In-Stream Work Plans, Wednesday, April 5, 7:30AM–12:30PM, Elgin Community College, Seigle Auditorium, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin

The Forum will be an interactive and lively discussion to hammer out the regulatory, engineering and construction challenges of In-Stream Work Plans. Topics for in-depth examination include USACE 7 Minimum Standards, IDOT Special Provision and cofferdams. Participants will provide critical input for the committee's memo to IDOT about how to implement best practices and improve standards and policies. 

Panelists include experts from USACE, IDNR-OWR, Illinois Tollway, IDOT, local regulatory agencies and member firms. Registration is $50.00 and participants may earn four (4) professional development hours.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 
7:30AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30AM Forum Begins
12:30PM Event Concludes
*Program and schedule are subject to change at any time

Elgin Community College
Seigle Auditorium
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
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Stasi Brown, Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers 
Soren Hall, Senior Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers
Mark Hoskins, Flood Studies Engineer, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources 
Todd Bennett, Manager - Division of Water Pollution Control – Field Operations Section, IEPA (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency)
Colton Sedig. P.E, Project Manager, FH Paschen  
Matt Custardo, Vice President of Project Administration, Lorig Construction Company 
Brian Ruddy, Erosion and Sediment Control Lead, 2IM Group 
Bob Hildebranski, P.E, Director of Construction Management, WSP USA Inc. 
Kelsey Musich, Senior Environmental Planner, Illinois Tollway 
Nathan Sehmer, Engineering Technician IV, IDOT 
Jeffrey S. Lange, P.E, Project Manager, Civiltech 
Rick McAndless, Resource Conservationist, North Cook County Soil & Water Conservation District
Patrick McPartlan, Resource Conservationist, Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District 

Registration is $50 for all members – all registration must be completed online. Deadline to register is March 31 
Click here to register 
***Agency Members interested in attending the event, please contact Avani Shah at avani@irtba.org .


DCR-Landscape & Erosion Control Subcommittee

Design, Construction Research Committees Universal Mission: The Design, Construction & Research Committee is comprised of 10 Subcommittees in various technical areas and shall be responsible for coordinating the interests of the Planning & Design Division of the Association with the general membership as a whole. This shall include knowledge transfer from the specialized expertise of that category of membership as well as activities that help promote the collaboration of all interests. These subcommittees shall be called upon to help resolve matters with agencies regarding design and proposed specifications. They shall provide the Association with the means to present a well-rounded position on construction matters in general. These subcommittees shall be responsible for providing interpretation and recommendations on the industry’s technical matters. Members and staff shall call upon the respective subcommittee to research and gain knowledge and understanding about such matters. It shall then provide that knowledge exchange to individual stakeholders, staff, or to the membership as a whole.

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