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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 the engineers already in this field can update their knowledge.

Course Outline

After participating in the course you will be able to do the following:
€¢ consider technical issues during 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 drainage design methods, 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€(TM) 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 a copy of Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering (textbook) by Bentley Institute Press and Haestad Methods Software on CD-ROM (includes FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, StormCAD, Water GEMS, Sewer CAD, Pond Pack, and Sewer Gems)

Program Outline

Day I

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

Drainage and Environmental Planning: Brief Overview
€¢ Watershed/subwatershed plan
€¢ Master drainage and stormwater management plans
€¢ Land development
€¢ Functional/feasibility studies
€¢ Receiving system constraints
€¢ Environmental considerations

Basic Hydrology - Refresher
€¢ Water balance: precipitation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, base flow, runoff
€¢ Rainfall input
€¢ Runoff estimation: rational vs. hydrograph method

Basic Hydraulics - Refresher
€¢ Open channel flow
€¢ Pipe flow

Day II

Design of Storm Sewers
€¢ Gravity flow sewers
€¢ Hydraulic losses
€¢ Simple spreadsheet design approach

Design of Ditches, Swales
€¢ Overland flow, flood plains and setbacks
€¢ Stable channels
€¢ Erosion/sedimentation
€¢ Habitat protection

Design of Waterway Openings
€¢ Bridges
€¢ Culverts, inlet and outlet control

Design of Major-Minor Systems
€¢ Criteria
€¢ Minor system
€¢ Major system

Drainage Design Software
€¢ Available software tools
€¢ Software selection
€¢ Design Examples: Use of Flow Master and Culvert Master computer programs

Policies And Regulations
€¢ Federal, provincial and local government directions
€¢ Environmental organizations and public consultation process

Workshop - Drainage Design
€¢ Participants in small groups under instructor guidance will work on a drainage design problem.

Discussion of the Workshop and its Solution

General Questions and Discussion

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

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


Ivan Lorant
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.
Reviewed by 2013
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.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011

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