Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Engineers

Calgary, Alberta /
Nov 4 - 5, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-1103-2370

The confirmation of a course and venue depends on early registration; Register early to avoid the postponement or cancellation of a course.
  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor
  • Location


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

  • Understand the design philosophy for various infrastructure assets
  • Correlate to technical terms used by designers and technical staff working in municipal engineering
  • Identify the general differences between municipal engineering in rural and urban systems

This practical course will help you understand municipal engineering fundamentals so that you can make informed decisions. Participate in this non-technical overview of the fundamental concepts, methods, and vocabulary of municipal engineering. The course syllabus is customized for challenges associated with work environment of Alberta.

This course addresses the methods municipal engineers use to design facilities and select materials; how municipal engineers use certain design standards; and how key municipal systems interact.

Course Outline

  • Challenges of managing urban infrastructure
  • How streets, water and sewer work together
  • Roadway construction and maintenance
  • Snow removal and roadway maintenance
  • Projecting water demand
  • Water treatment planning and supply
  • Sanitary sewerage
  • Project capacity and facility planning
  • Treatment processes, collection systems
  • Drainage system design and flood control

Who Should Attend:
Designed specifically for non-engineers operating in the municipal engineering environment, this course will benefit:
Planners City Managers Municipal Finance Officers Economic Development Professionals Public Safety Officials City and County Executives and Staff

More Information


Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment

There is a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Day 1

  • Water demand projection and future population needs
  • Water storage, capacity and operation
  • Basics in hydraulic engineering
  • Water distribution systems

Day 2

  • Drinking water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Storm water collection and sustainability
  • Introduction in Transportation Engineering
  • Municipal Roadway design and storm water collection
  • Treatment and maintenance of municipal roadways


Mohab El-Hakim, P.Eng.

Dr. El-Hakim is an assistant professor in Manhattan College - New York City campus. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario with nine years of industrial and academic experience. He is a sessional instructor in University of Waterloo and EPIC since 2011.

During his industrial experience, he worked on several infrastructure projects, some of which included airports, highways, and municipal roads. He worked on multiple infrastructure projects and developed extensive experience in nondestructive and destructive testing of pavements, infrastructure condition surveys, and airport pavement investigations, highways, and municipal roads.

He worked on infrastructure evaluation, analysis, and design projects for Ontario Ministry of Transportation; Alberta Ministry of Transportation; Saskatchewan Ministry of Transportation; and cities of Hamilton, Calgary, Ottawa, and Wood Buffalo. These projects entailed the development of design and rehabilitation of new and existing infrastructures.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
2335 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary AB  T2E 8C3

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
6620 36th ST NE
Calgary AB  T3J 4C8

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits
Early Registration Fee:

$1495 + taxes

Fee after September 27, 2019:

$1695 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • EPIC courses qualify for ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

On-Site Training
This course can be customized and delivered to your group of staff at your facility, saving time and money.
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