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To develop a strong working knowledge of vapour intrusion modeling and how to apply the models on a site by site basis.

Course Outline

Brownfield redevelopment and remediation is frequently based around risk based assessment to derive suitable standards upon which to prioritize clean-up efforts and to assist in providing a safe site for human use, whether for industrial, commercial, residential or recreational use.  Vapour intrusion into buildings has been, and continues to be a sensitive exposure pathway for soil and groundwater contaminants to enter a building and pose potential harm to the users.

There are several approaches available for the modeling of vapour intrusion into buildings, both in Canada, the US and elsewhere.  In this course, you will learn the basis behind vapour intrusion assessment, applicable site investigation and data collection requirements, how to use certain models, model sensitivities and the actual and perceived risks associated with vapours.

Program Outline

Day 1

Policy/Background Necessitating Vapour Intrusion Risk Assessment
• Examples and origins of the practice e.g superfund, recent
research in Canada
• Problems and awareness of the issue
• Approaches in different provinces/regions/federal level

Site Investigation And Vapour Intrusion
• The conceptual model
• Site characterization
• On-site testing and monitoring
• Toxicology
• Real v modeled data
• Derivation of attenuation factors

Practical Session – Attenuation Factors And Conceptual Models

Specific Chemical Issues
• Chlorinated solvents and biotransformation
• Petroleum hydrocarbons

Day II

Modelling Risks In Canada And Elsewhere

Practical Session – Vapour Intrusion Models

Measuring Risks/Concentrations
Before and after construction

Risk Management And Brownfield Redevelopment
Lessons learned

Perceived v Actual risks

Practical Sessions – Development Of Risk Management Plan

After participating in this course, you will be able to
develop a conceptual idea of the potential for vapour intrusion into a building to occur,
to identify the key receptors of concern
better evaluate the true risks to a building and its occupants from volatile contaminants in the subsurface
assess whether more information is needed to better quantify a vapour intrusion risk and to determine if the site characterization completed is appropriate

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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