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Comprehensive Review of Drainage Design Methods for Culvert, Open Channel and Storm Sewer Design

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Consider technical issues in design related to planning and environmental impact
  • Enhance protection of property from flood damage and reduce pollution at a lower cost
  • Select computer software that is most suitable to your application of urban drainage design
  • Participate in public consultation meetings with confidence
  • Employ design methodologies learned in the course on your next urban drainage project

Changes in land use affect urban drainage and present challenges for engineers who must deal with drainage planning, runoff analysis, storm sewer hydraulics and watercourse drainage within government regulations.

This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of culvert, open channel, and storm sewer design, and allows designers already in the field to update their knowledge. The course will also address the use of computer software for design work. Workshops will allow you to work through examples using different methodologies and available software.

Course Outline:

  • Drainage and stormwater design criteria
  • Rainfall analyses
  • Time of concentration equations
  • Methods of computing rainfall losses
  • Estimating flows for drainage design
  • Workshop for estimating design discharges
  • Open channel flow
  • Design of open channels and storm sewers
  • Design of culverts and bridge openings
  • Drainage design software

Who Should Attend:
Municipal Engineers and Managers • Planners • Civil Engineers • Environmental Engineers • Designers • Project Managers • Hydraulic Engineers • Technicians and Technologists

Course Rating
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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 12/11/2023


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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