Engineered soils and compost not only provide the growing medium for aesthetically pleasing landscapes but also play critical roles in stormwater management, reduction of irrigation requirements, mitigating heat island effects and in certain cases provide thermodynamic insulation properties. The implementation of engineered soils is a rapidly evolving practice, and as such, the current state of specifications in the field are divergent and constantly advancing. This course will provide perspective on what constitutes a quality engineered soil and compost, how it they are made, how it works, as well as recommendations for writing the most effective specifications.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Understanding the proper application usage of compost products for general landscaping, engineered soils and water protection/conservation
Understanding the evolution of engineered soils and their different applications
How to identify, analyze and purchase quality sources of compost
Understanding and creating effective specifications for compost and engineered soils
The scientific and practical benefits created with engineered soils
Trends in soil and site and green building best management practices
Laurel Valley Soils, Inc.