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The course focuses on these topics, develops them so that the participants gain comprehensive understanding and then presents the latest developments so that designers already in this field can update their knowledge.

Course Outline

After participating in this course you will be able to do the following:
consider technical issues in design by focusing on related 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 for your application of urban drainage design
participate in public consultation meetings with confidence
employ design methodology learned in the course on your next project for urban drainage

Changes in land use affect urban drainage and, therefore, present challenges for engineers who must deal with drainage planning, runoff analysis, storm sewer hydraulics, and watercourse drainage within the government regulations. The course focuses on these topics, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of culvert, open channel, and storm sewer design, and allowing designers already in the field to update their knowledge. The course will also address the use of computer software for design work.

• To increase participants’ knowledge of the design process and design tools used in urban drainage
• To discuss the future of computer-aided design in urban drainage

Who Should Attend
Municipal engineers; developers; planners; consultants; hydraulic engineers; technicians and technologists; and other technical personnel responsible for drainage facilities, underground pipe systems, inlets, culverts, and catch basins. This course is particularly suitable for those who want a comprehensive review of drainage design methods.

Special Feature:
The course includes copies of the following resources:
1) Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering (textbook) by Bentley Institute Press and Haestad Methods Software (Academic Version) on CD-ROM (includes FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, StormCAD, Water GEMS, Sewer CAD, Pond
Pack, and Sewer Gems)
2) Handbook of Steel and Drainage Highway Construction by the Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute
3) Modern Sewer Design by the American Iron and Steel Institute

Program Outline

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

1.0 Drainage Planning

  • Watershed / subwatershed plan
  • Master drainage and stormwater management plans
  • Land development
  • Functional/feasibility studies
  • Receiving system constraints
  • Environmental considerations

2.0  Basic Hydrology - Refresher

2.1 Rainfall Analyses

  • Design storms
  • Storm frequencies
  • Intensity - Duration - Frequency (IDF) data
  • Historical storms
  • Storm distribution in time

2.2 Time of Concentration - Review of Design Equations and Charts

  • Bransby Williams equation
  • Kirpich equation
  • Airport formula

2.3 Methods of Computing Rainfall Losses

  • Runoff coefficients
  • SCS curve number method
  • Infiltration

2.4 Estimating Flows for Drainage Design

  • Peak flow methods: statistical analyses of observed data, regional equations, rational method
  • Hydrograph methods

2.5 Examples of Estimating Flows

  • Peak Flow methods
  • Hydrograph methods

Day II

3.0  Open Channel Flow - Refresher

3.1 Basic Hydraulic Theory

  • Basic laws of hydraulics
  • Type of flows
  • Manning's equation
  • Roughness coefficients
  • Backwater effects
  • Stream erosion and threshold velocities
  • Effect of urbanization on stream hydraulics

3.2 Design of Open Channels

  • Manning's equation
  • Stable channels
  • Composite channels
  • Triangular channels and gutters

3.3 Design of Storm Sewers

  • Gravity flow sewers
  • Hydraulic losses
  • Simple spreadsheet design approach

3.4 Design of Culverts and Bridge Openings

  • Culverts, inlet and outlet control
  • Use of design charts
  • Bridge openings

3.5 Design of Road Inlets

  • Gutter flow
  • Inlet capture flow
  • Inlet spacing
  • Use of design charts

4.0 Drainage Design Software - A Review

  • Available software tools
  • Software selection
  • Review of StormCad, FlowMaster, CulvertMaster

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

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


Ivan Lorant P.Eng., is a Professional Engineer, and is the President of Lorant Consulting Ltd. Mr. Lorant has more than 40 years of experience in water resources engineering and has worked mostly in the consulting field in Canada and abroad. He presented numerous technical papers at conferences and workshops on stormwater management. As Project Manager he managed over 200 projects and assisted Provincial, Municipal governments and Conservation Authorities in the preparation of flooding, erosion, and water quality control policies and guidelines.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.4 CEUs / 14 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.
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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.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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