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Intended for those who require better understanding of water distribution systems design. You'll be expected to complete a water distribution system design under instructor guidance by using first principle methods & design aids. A workshop on Water Cad

Course Outline
This workshop is intended for those who require better understanding of  water distribution systems design. You will be expected to complete a  water distribution system design under instructor guidance by using first principle methods and/or design aids. A workshop on Water Cad software will be conducted under instructor's supervision, you will also receive a limited edition version of Cad design software package.     Target Audience

Municipal engineers; public works directors; city engineers; superintendents of operations; water distribution system managers; safety inspectors and procurement officers from municipalities; consulting engineers; technicians and technologists;  construction contractors and other individuals who need a basic understanding of water distribution  system design .

Special Features
  • You will receive comprehensive course notes with all design charts, graphs and data that will serve for future use; and a fundamental reference book on Hydraulic Engineering.
  • You will also receive training on one of the top commercial software available in the market for the design of water distribution systems.
  • You will receive a limited edition (academic version) of WaterCAD, SewrCad and StormCad package
Materials Required
  • Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions
  • Laptop for software training (if available)

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand the fundamentals of water distribution systems
  • Design new water distribution systems
  • Analyze existing systems and find out existing problems
  • Master the design software WaterCad with numerous design examples
Program Outline (1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs)
Soil Mechanics Revision
  • Overview of Environmental Technology
  • Public Health
  • Geology and Soils
  • Population estimate

Revision of Hydraulics Engineering

  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Pressure Head
  • Measurement of Pressure
  • Continuity of Flow
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Flow in Pipes under Pressure
  • Hazen-Williams Equation
  • Hazen-Williams Nomograph
  • Flow Measurement
  • Gravity Flow in Pipes
  • Manning's Formula
  • Partial Flow in Pipes
  • Open Channel Flow Measurement
  • Non-uniform Open Channel Flow
  • Specific energy calculation
  • Gradual Critical flow
  • Gradually Varied Flow
  • Rapidly Varied flow

Revision of Hydrology

  • Water Use and Availability
  • The Distribution of Water
  • The Hydrologic Cycle
  • Urban Hydrologic Cycle
  • Depth, Volume, and Intensity
  • Probability of Occurrence
  • Stream Flow
  • Hydrographs
  • Gauging Stations
  • Droughts
  • Reservoirs/Wells
  • Reservoir Capacity
  • Measuring Reservoir Volume
  • Groundwater
  • Aquifers
  • Groundwater Flow

Water Distribution Systems

  • Design Factors
  • Required Flows and Pressures
  • Per Capita Demand
  • Variations in Water Demand
  • Fire Flows
  • Pressures
  • Pipeline Layout
  • Water Mains
  • Materials/Installation

Pump Design

  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Pump Characteristics
  • Pump Head Curve
  • System Characteristics
  • System Head Curve
  • Pump Operating Point
  • Parallel Operation
  • Hands on Examples

Distribution Storage

  • Types of Distribution Reservoirs
  • Flow in Pipe networks
  • Pipes in Series/Parallel
  • Pipe Network Analysis
  • Hydraulics of Water wells

Pressure Piping Systems and water Quality Analysis

  • Pressure Systems
  • Energy Loss
  • Energy Gains- Pumps
  • Control Valves
  • Pipe Network
  • Network Analysis
  • Hands on Examples
  • Water Cad Software Examples and Workshop
Instructor Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Currently he is a senior geotechnical engineer and adjunct professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario. He has over 22 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas. He is teaching the Sanitary Sewer and storm water Design for the last five years to professional engineers in all over Canada.

Dr. Abdelaziz is a former adjunct professor at University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada, and visiting professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and part time professor at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Abdelaziz is specialized in numerical modeling for solving sophisticated geotechnical engineering problems with respect to pile foundation and the linear and nonlinear analysis of soil-structure interaction. He designed charts to predict pressures acting on tunnels, and developed analytical model for pile bearing capacity prediction.

Dr. Abdelaziz authored a number of technical papers and delivered numerous internal and external workshops on various geotechnical and Municipal engineering topics. Dr. Abdelaziz has been involved in a number of projects in Canada and overseas, such as tunneling, silos, buildings, retaining structures, siphons, irrigation networks and many other civil engineering projects in terms of design and construction.

Dr. Abdelaziz is a member in different professional societies such as APEGGA, PEO, CGS, CDA, TAC and ABPA. He is also a reviewer for the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:

More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.

Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.

If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations.

Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

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