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Culvert Design and Inspection

8 Professional Development Hours

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

  • Solve simple hydrology and hydraulic engineering problems
  • Review hydrology, hydraulics and the service life of culverts
  • Review culvert inspection condition reports

Culverts are a critical component of our drainage system which protects people and property from the damaging effect of floods. Assessment and review of designs and condition reports are an essential function in asset management in todays setting of fiscal restraint.

The course was prepared for managers, reviewers, technicians, and inspectors who need a basic understanding of the design, installation, and inspection of culverts during their useful life. This course provides the fundamentals without delving into complicated mathematical formulas. Lectures will include real-life examples and simple hands-on exercises and problem-solving.

Course Outline

  • Drainage Design Criteria
  • Rainfall Analyses
  • Time of Concentration –Review of Design Equations, Charts and Their Limitations
  • Workshop for Estimating Flows in Drainage Design
  • Open Channel Flow
  • Design of Open Channels
  • Design of Culverts and Bridge Openings
  • Culvert Inspection and Estimation of Service Life
  • Review and Conclusions

Who Should Attend

Engineers managers, reviewers, technicians, and inspectors not familiar with hydro technical engineering, such as:

  • civil engineers
  • mechanical engineers
  • mining engineers
  • agricultural engineers
  • municipal engineers
  • manufacturers of drainage products
  • general contractors
  • property managers
  • directors of physical plants
  • municipal officials
  • infrastructure inspectors
  • field review personnel
  • project engineers
  • others who would like to know more about hydro-technical systems or require a refresher
Course Rating
4.4 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


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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