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Fugitive Dust Mitigation Training

Posted: 8/21/2023

TRAINING: September 14, 2023, 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT [CLOSED]

CALTAP is hosting an online training class on fugitive dust and how minimizing it can reduce the impact of construction projects on the environment and air quality.

Fugitive Dust Mitigation is the first in a series of Sustainable Engineering Training Academy (SETA) modules specifically designed for transportation and construction engineers, planners, and project managers to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of construction projects and roadway development.

This course is best suited for:

  • Industry professionals involved in securing, planning, and implementing construction projects and mitigating their environmental impact

  • Engineering students interested in understanding and mitigating airborne particulates released during construction operations

Learning objectives for this course:

  • Understanding the nature & importance of fugitive dust
  • Identifying common sources of fugitive dust released during construction
  • Understanding how fugitive dust release is quantified
  • Calculating total fugitive dust emissions from a construction project
  • Discovering mitigation strategies, processes, & applications

Features and benefits:

  • Understanding construction phases, equipment, & sources of fugitive dust
  • Reducing the environmental impact of fugitive dust, from planning to implementation

Course instructors/presenters:

  • Hamid Rahai, Professor/Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Research & Services, Cal State Long Beach

  • David Khorram, Superintendent of Building & Safety, Long Beach Development Services, Building & Safety Bureau, City of Long Beach

  • Ken Taylor, Design Manager, Griffith Company

  • Auston Cho, Construction Manager, Port of Long Beach

  • David Tran, Sr Civil Engineer, Port of Long Beach

Class size is limited — register now to secure your spot!

This Event is Closed

Hamid Rahai

Dr. Hamid Rahai is founding director of the Center for Energy & Environmental Research & Services (CEERS) and a professor in CSULB’s Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments.

Dr. Rahai is owner/co-owner of several patents in wind energy, reducing ambient NOx of diesel and compressed natural gas engines, and reducing the drag of airfoils at subsonic and transonic speeds.

Fugitive Dust

Fugitive dust is an environmental air quality term for very small particles suspended in air, commonly due to construction and agriculture.

Dust and particulate matter becomes "fugitive" when lifted into the air by turbulence from wind erosion or mechanical forces such as demolition, excavation, or heavy vehicle traffic.

Fugitive dust is a critical environmental consideration, being linked to various respiratory issues including aggravated asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and obstructive pulmonary disease.

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