Municipal and Urban Storm Sewer Drainage Systems Design with Sanitary Sewer Design (2.1 CEUs)


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The course will take roughly 4-6 weeks in the Distance format. Equivalent to 21 hours of live instruction.

Learning Method:
  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Drainage engineering practices require cooperative efforts between various disciplines. This course is intended for practicing engineers, technicians and technologists and those concerned with the Municipal and Urban Drainage systems and Management of construction site erosion. This 3-day workshop is intended for those who require better understanding of Municipal and Urban stormwater drainage systems design. Under the instructor’s guidance, the participant will be expected to complete a storm water drainage system design by using first principle methods and/or design aids .This design will cover the mechanisms affecting local erosion and losses at urban construction sites due to rainfall, nature of soil, and topographic factors.
  • To understand the basics of municipal and urban storm water system design.
  • To develop skills and capabilities of the participants to analyze new and existing stormwater drainage systems as well as to better develop the erosion control plans for construction sites.
  • To learn the basics of the water resources engineering in terms of hydrologic principles including hydrologic cycle, precipitation data, stream flow Measurements and application of stream flow data, runoff, evaporation, transpiration, and groundwater.
  • To learn applications to engineering problems related to groundwater yield, stream flow analysis and watershed Management.
  • To introduce the participants to various, and conflicting, current runoff and drainage design Methods used in water resources engineering practice.
  • To select the most appropriate design tool for different conditions.
  • The use, design, and evaluation of Construction erosion devices, including sediment basins, will be stressed. Emphasis will also be placed on meeting Specific requirements of erosion control regulations.
Target Audience
Municipal engineers; Drainage engineers, public works directors; city engineers; superintendents of operations; wastewater system managers; safety inspectors and procurement officers from municipalities; consulting engineers; technicians and technologists; sewer construction contractors and other individuals who need a basic understanding of Municipal and Urban stormwater drainage systems design.
Special Features
You will receive comprehensive course notes with all design charts, graphs and data that will serve as reference for future use. You will receive training on three of the top commercial software available in the market for the design of storm sewer systems (Storm CAD, Pond Pack for the design of drainage systems).
You will receive a limited edition version (academic version) of the CAD design software package and a reference book on Engineering Hydraulics application). You will receive a free license and training on WinTR–55 small watershed Hydrology software.

Materials Required
  • Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions
  • Laptop for software training (if available)

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Dr. Gamal Abdel Aziz

Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Abdelaziz has served as a senior geotechnical engineer at DST Consulting engineers, Sarafinchin Consulting engineers, Trow Consulting and EBA engineering. Currently he is the managing director of SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 

Dr. Abdelaziz has over 32 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas.

Dr. Gamal has designed and delivered over one hundred geotechnical engineering workshops which are very well received by practitioners engineers in Canada and globally.

Currently he is a senior geotechnical engineer with SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta. His duties include revision of geotechnical design, including slope stability, foundation and machine foundation design, soil investigation, design of cuts and earthfills, evaluation of stability of existing slopes, slope reinforcement using geotextiles, geogrids, soil nails, base reinforcement to support earthfills on soft subgrade soils, Erosion protection using geocells matting, rip rap, stabilization of unstable slopes, evaluation of soil bearing capacity to support footing foundations, Settlement studies, deep foundations including driven piles, auger injected (CFA) piles, additional support to existing foundations by underpinning utilizing concrete panels, grouting, micropiles, evaluation of earth pressures on retaining walls, security of excavation base, tieback support, etc.

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 an 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.

Review of fluid mechanics basic principles for water resources engineering

Basic definitions
  • Newton’s equation of viscosity
  • Flow regimes
Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Pressure
  • Flow
  • Gravity flow in pipes
Non-uniform open channel flow Computer applications in hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • The hydrologic cycle
  • Rainfall and surface water
  • Groundwater
  • 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
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
  • Bio retention systems
  • CTWS
  • Wet ponds
  • Case study
  • Floodplains
Control of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO)
Catch basins, inserts, and Hydrodynamic devices for the Control of gross solids and Conventional stormwater pollutants
Storm Drains - Culvert Design
  • Culvert hydraulics
  • Outlet control hydraulics
  • Entrance minor losses
  • Gradually varied flow analysis
  • Inlet control hydraulics
  • Culvert Master software demo
Storm Drains - Channel Design
  • Distinction between ditch and channel design
  • Hydraulic considerations
  • Flow resistance design
  • Stream platforms and the fluvial system
  • Stable channel design
  • Tactile forces and permissible velocities
Construction Site Erosion Control
  • Erosion control plan
  • Problems associated with erosion of construction sites
  • Roadside Drainage Design for Channel Stability
Channel and Slope Stability
  • channel and slope protection
  • slope diversions
  • gabions for slope protection
  • slope protection using different materials
  • rock and asphalt for shaded areas
  • channel design based on allowable velocity and shear stress
  • allowable velocity and shear stress values
  • allowable tactile forces
  • design of stable channel
  • channel design using reinforced liners
  • temporary vegetation plantings
  • standard VR-N curves for deep channel flows
  • specifications for erosion control blanket
  • matted channel liner
  • channel design using concrete and riprap liner materials
  • check dams
  • slope stability
  • slope stability applied to erosion control
  • checking erosion yield of protected slope
  • chemical treatment of exposed soils
Planning For a Sanitary Sewer System
  • Planning objectives
  • Layout objectives
  • Environmental assessment process

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Course Materials

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