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Track 2 Day 1: Menard Angilletta


How to Utilize New Instrumentation Technology to Identify Predictive ESC Requirements

Wednesday March 20, 2019
3:00 to 3:30 pm


Dan Menard and Marco Angilletta, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance (EMAC)


Construction activities can be harmful to the natural environment when not planned properly or mitigated. Many existing ESC monitoring platforms being implemented today are not current with today’s technology; this limits the data available to ensure compliance.

Industry experts have collaborated on best practices because it is important that effective, industry-wide guidelines to be developed and followed nationally. This new guideline encourages consistent approaches to result in successful ESC, including continuous monitoring through instrumentation.

By applying new technologies to collect data, this will identify existing conditions and give better ability to predict future enhancements. During construction we can utilize live alerts 24/7 and access to continuous data online to allow for immediate attention where needed, as well as enhanced ongoing assessments with instrumentation such as UAS/drone.

We will present case-studies which demonstrate the obvious benefits and values to this added technology. This cost-effective technology compliments the guideline requirements and the industry will need to understand the value of this added technology as part of their monitoring platform.


Learning Objectives

1. During the preliminary stages of a construction project, collecting continuous primary data can help contractors make proactive solutions based on predictive requirements.

2. Utilizing alerts with 24/7 telemetry technology allows for environmental inspectors to reduce site visits and allows for immediate mitigation when needed. This reduces the risk to the contractor and encourages a trusting relationship with regulators.

3. How to acquire data during scheduled visual inspections as well as rain events through aerial imagery to enhance the assessment.


Dan Menard

Dan Menard

Dan Menard has been an environmental professional for more than 24 years, specializing in water, permits and environmental management and compliance. Having worked both on the consulting and the client side of our business, he understands what is important to individual stakeholders and knows how to tailor sometimes technically complicated issues so that it is meaningful for different audiences.

With experience delivering environmental assessment, soil remediation, groundwater control and water treatment projects in remote and urban setting, clients appreciate the perspective and knowledge that he brings to their challenges.

Marco Angilletta

Marco Angilletta

Marco Angilletta is a UAS Operator and Instrument Specialist at EMAC. He has a BA in Geographic Analysis and a Certificate in Environmental Management. Marco has over 60 hours of UAS flight time, and two years of application and regulatory experience. Marco has been involved in the construction industry and specializes in UAS surveys and structural inspections.