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By participating in this workshop, you'll focus on the practical application of sound planning, design, construction & maintenance practices for open channels &culverts. Culverts rehabilitation will also be introduced with the state-of-the-practice tools

Course Outline
By participating in this workshop, you will focus on the practical application of sound planning, design, construction and maintenance practices for open channels and culverts. Culverts rehabilitation will also be introduced with the state-of-the-practice tools. 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 pros and cons of alternative strategies, the pitfalls that can be avoided, and the design features that characterize successful installations. The uniqueness of this workshop is its emphasis on hands on exercises for designing the various components of channel and culvert structures. You will not only leave with the confidence that you understand the concepts but you can also apply the knowledge gained to your projects. This course offers you a solid grounding in both the theory and practical methods of culvert design.   Objective
To provide participants with a working knowledge of current methods for designing and rehabilitating effective channels and culverts that minimize their construction and maintenance cost, with an overview of installation and maintenance practices and procedures.

Special Features

  • You will receive a comprehensive set of course notes with all design charts, graphs and data that will serve for future use
  • You will write pre-and-post exams that will give you a clear indication of the improvement in your level of understanding of the material
  • With the “hands-on-how-to” exercises, you will gain valuable skills which you will be able to put to use immediately
  • You will receive a resource CD including free design software HY-8 and manuals that could be used every day in professional practice. HY-8 software automates culvert hydraulic computations, enables you to  analyze the performance of culverts, multiple culvert barrels at a single crossing as well as multiple crossings, roadway overtopping at the crossing and develop report documentation in the form of performance tables, graphs, and key information regarding the input variables
  • A workshop to practice how to use the software in design will be also conducted in class.
  • You will also receive the textbook:
    Computer Applications in Hydraulic Engineering, 7th Edition which includes state of the art softwares: WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, StormCAD, SewerCAD, PondPack, FlowMaster, CulvertMaster, as well as in class training on two software packages: CulvertMaster and FlowMaster with design examples.
Learn how to:

  • Design Storm water drainage systems
  • Design culverts and channels that are safe, efficient and cost-effective
  • Choose the best design and rehabilitation methods
You will study techniques for calculating:

  • Hydraulic design
  • Inlet and outlet control
  • Design discharge

Materials Required Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions and a laptop computer to use the software.

Who Should Attend Municipal engineers, developers, planners, consultants, hydraulic engineers, technicians and technologists, designers 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.   This course will benefit anyone involved with the design or design review of culverts in storm drainage, street, highway and storm water detention systems. Including municipal, geotechnical, structural, road, drainage, mining and forestry engineers, developers, planners, consultants, supervisors, and other technical personnel responsible for drainage facilities, open channels and culverts. Program Outline (3 Days - 1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs)

Introduction and Overview

  • Soil properties
  • Pipe hydraulics
  • Water systems
  • Wastewater systems
  • Design for value

Revision of Hydraulics Engineering

  • Pressure
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Pressure head
  • Measurement of pressure
  • Flow
  • 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
  • Nonuniform open channel flow
  • Specific energy
  • Critical flow gradually
  • Gradually varied flow
  • Rapidly varied flow
  • Revision of Hydrology
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Urban hydrologic cycle
  • Depth, volume, and intensity
  • Watersheds
  • Streamflow
  • Hydrographs
  • Gagging stations
  • Droughts
  • Groundwater
  • Aquifers
  • Groundwater flow
  • Wells

Culvert and Channel Load Estimation: Stormwater Drainage System

  • Estimating Storm Runoff
  • Rational method
  • Runoff coefficients
  • Rain fall intensity
  • Time of concentration
  • SCS Method
  • Effects of land developments
  • Layout and design
  • Best management practices
  • Storm Water Quality Control
  • Sedimentation basins
  • Swales
  • Bioretention systems
  • Sanitary Sewer System Design
  • Peaking factors
  • Minimum and maximum velocities
  • Self-cleansing velocities
  • Minimum pipe size
  • Capacity design
  • Infiltration
  • Sewer pipes
  • Separation of water main and sewers
  • Optimum bedding conditions
  • Cover
  • Ductile iron pipe location
  • Crossings
  • Manholes

Culvert Design

  • Culvert systems
  • Culvert hydraulics
  • Outlet control hydraulics
  • Friction losses
  • Entrance minor losses
  • Exit minor losses
  • Gradually varied flow analysis
  • Inlet control hydraulics
  • Unsubmerged flow
  • Submerged flow
  • CulvertMaster software demo
  • Design workshop using CulvertMaster
  • Open Bottom/Natural-Bed Box Culverts
  • Culvert failure case studies

Channel Design

  • Distinction between ditch and channel design
  • Hydraulic considerations
  • Flow resistance design
  • Specific Energy
  • Momententum
  • Uniform flow
  • Gradually varied flow
  • Unsteady flow
  • Stream platforms and the fluvial system
  • Stable channel design
  • Tractive forces and permissible velocities
  • Erosion control
  • Riprap Design (Examples)
  • Culvert Design workshop
  • Channel Design Workshop
  • FlowMaster software demo
  • Design workshop using FlowMaster (Examples)
  • Software Workshop 

Culvert Rehabilitation Techniques

  • Culvert pipe liner and specifications
  • Sliplining
  • Segmental sliplining
  • Effective uses, advantages, and limitations costs
  • Annular grouting
  • Standards/specifications
  • Continuous sliplining
  • Effective uses, advantages, and limitations
  • Costs
  • Close-fit lining
  • Symmetrical reduction method for close-fit lining
  • Swagelining/drawdown method for close-fit lining
  • Folded method for close-fit lining
  • Deformed/reformed method for close-fit lining
  • Fold and form method for close-fit lining
  • Spirally wound lining
  • Annular grouting
  • Cured-in-place pipe lining
  • Pulled-in-place installation method for cured-in place lining
  • Spray-on lining
  • Cement-mortar spray-on lining
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Software
  • Determination Of Relevant Criteria and Alternatives Alternative Ratings
  • Design Life
  • Capacity Reduction
  • Abrasion And Corrosion Resistance
  • Installation Time
  • Flow Bypass Requirements
  • Cost
  • Methods Of Determining Alternative Ranking
  • Weighted Average Method
Achieve The Learning Outcomes To:
  • Broaden your understanding of the technical design and installation/repair issues related to transportation, forestry, flood protection and urban drainage use of channels and culverts
  • Strengthen your skills for channel and culvert design and construction techniques
  • Learn and practice design methodology by participating in hands-on exercises
  • Receive information and learn techniques that you can use to enhance the efficiency of channels and culverts
  • Become knowledgeable about new techniques, technologies and applications for channel and culvert installations
  • Learn how culvert design that meets the hydraulic, structural and environmental needs of a specific area will provide more cost-effective storm drainage.
  • Size your open channels and accurately predict their depths of flow (water surfaces)
  • Select the proper values and use the proper equations for effective drainage system design
  • Estimate peak flow rates and time of concentration
  • Gain a solid understanding of drainage design, along with an increased confidence in the results of your design calculations

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 with Global Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 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.   Dr. Abdelaziz is a former adjunct professor at University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 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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