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By participating in this workshop, you will focus on the practical application of sound planning and design practices, and specific stormwater management techniques, including storm sewers, open channels, culverts, inlets, retention ponds and outlets...

Course Outline
After attending this course, you will be able to:
• apply your knowledge of basic hydraulics to practical drainage design problems
• develop a better understanding of the technical design issues by focusing on related planning and environmental impact considerations
• strengthen your skills for urban drainage system design
• learn and practice design methodology by participating in hands-on exercises
• learn techniques that you can use to enhance protection of property owners from flood drainage and reduce pollution at a lower cost

Description To design an effective urban drainage and stormwater management systems, you need knowledge of the planning environment, including the nature of the local watershed, in which it is to be constructed, as well as the technical design principles applicable in designing each component of the drainage system.  By participating in this workshop, you will focus on the practical application of sound planning and design practices, and specific stormwater management techniques, including storm sewers, open channels, culverts, inlets, retention ponds and outlets.  An understanding of the hydrological and hydraulic principles that underlie practical design will also be developed.  Case studies will be presented to demonstrate in very practical terms the pro’s and con’s of alternative strategies, the pitfalls that can be avoided, and the design features that characterize successful systems. The uniqueness of this workshop is its emphasis on hands on exercises for designing the various components of drainage and stormwater management systems.  You leave with the confidence that not only you understand the concepts but also you can apply the knowledge to your projects. Objective

To provide participants with a working knowledge of current methods for designing effective drainage systems that minimize their construction and maintenance cost.

Who Should Attend

Municipal engineers, developers, planners, consultants, engineers, other technical personnel responsible for drainage facilities, underground pipe systems, inlets, culverts, catch basins, and detention systems.  This course is particularly suited to those who want a comprehensive review of drainage design methods.

Special Feature

The course includes a copy of the Computer Application In Hydraulic Engineering text book by Bentley Institute Press and the following Haestad Methods Software on a CD ROM:
FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, StormCAD, WaterGems, SewerCAD, PondPack, and SewerGems

Instructor: Ivan Lorant, P. Eng.

Program Outline Day I

Registration and Coffee

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

1 Review of Basic Hydrology

1.1 Review of Design Criteria
• Flood control
• Water quality control
• Erosion control
• Water balance, recharge and base flow criteria
• Thermal warming criteria 

1.2 Rainfall Analyses
• Design storms or floods
• Storm frequencies
• Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) data
• Historical storms
• Storm distribution in time
1.3 Time of Concentration – Review of Design Equations and Charts

• Bransby Williams Equation
• Kirpich Equation
• Airport Formula
1.4 Methods of Computing Runoff and Design Flows
• Runoff coefficients
• SCS Runoff Method (Curve Numbers)
• Hydrogrpahs

2 Open Channel Flow 

2.1 Review of Basic Hydraulics
• Basic laws of hydraulics
• Types of flows
• Manning’s Equation
• Roughness coefficients
• Backwater Effects
• Stream Erosion and Threshold velocities
• Effect of Urbanization on stream hydraulics

2.2 Design of Open Channels
• Manning’s Equation
• Stable Channels
• Composite Channels
• Triangular Channels and Gutters
3. Storm Sewer Hydraulic Design
• Normal gravity flow
• Surcharge flow - how it works
• Hydraulic losses through the pipe system
• Mitigating outlet conditions
• Energy dissipation

Day II

4. Culvert Design 
• Design criteria
• Inlet control design
• Outlet control design
• Improving hydraulics
• Special hydraulic considerations

5. Urban Drainage and Stormwater Management System Planning

5.1 Overview
• Role of stormwater management in the planning process
• Watershed and subwatershed plans
• Site and stormwater management plans
• Environmental management plans
• Relationship between land use and watershed planning

5.2 How to Select Stormwater Best Management Facilities
• Major-minor system design
• A review of the most frequently used control practices
• Review of latest technologies, (porous pavement, green roofs, bio-retention, etc.)
• Low Impact Development

6. Review of Drainage Design Computer Software
• Complex models: OTTHYMO, HEC-RAS
• Simpler models, Haestad (Bentley): StormCad, FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, and PondPack .  The cost of the Heastad models are included
   in the Registration fee.
• How to select appropriate software

7.  Workshops – Participants will Solve Design Problems:

7.1 Example of Open Channel Design

7.2 Example of Culvert Design

7.3 Example of the Preparation of a Stormwater Management Plan

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

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

There will be 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
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.2 CEU / 12 PDH

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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