Sanitary Sewer & Stormwater Drainage Systems Design Workshop (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule
12pm MST - Class starts
3pm MST - Adjournment
This course is divided into 4 sessions. Each session will be 3 hours in duration. The sessions will be held on May 6, 7, 13 & 14.
If you are unable to attend any of the sessions a recording will be made available.
Eighty percent of a municipality’'s problems are caused by twenty percent of its sanitary sewers and storm water drainage systems. The best way to avoid the majority of future problems is to pay greater attention to them during the design phase.
This 2-day workshop is intended for those who require better understanding of sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage systems design. The participant will be expected to complete a sanitary sewer and storm water drainage system design under instructor guidance by using first principle methods and/or design aids.
To understand the basics of sanitary and storm water system design, to develop skills to design new sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage systems as well as to design additions or replacements for existing systems.

Materials Required

  • Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions 
  • Laptop for software training (if available)
Target Audience
Municipal 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 sanitary sewer and stormwater drainage system design and are currently employed in the wastewater management field. 

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 two of the top commercial software available in the market for the design of sanitary and storm sewer systems (StormCAD and SewerCAD).
  • You will receive a limited edition version (academic version) of the CAD design software package.

After Attending This Workshop You Will Be Able To

  • Understand the basics of sanitary and storm water sewer system design and application
  • Design a new sewer system
  • Back an analysis of existing systems for any possible problems
  • Learn how to use the commercial package Sewer CAD and Storm CAD
  • Discover the numerous issues to consider when planning sewer and stormwater drainage systems at a given site
  • Learn to design sanitary sewer and storm water drainage systems to meet given planning objectives

Dr. Gamal Abdel Aziz

Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Currently he is the managing director of SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Former adjunct professor at Ryerson university, Toronto, Ontario. He has over 32 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas.
His current duties review and finalize the design of water systems, pump stations, water supply, sanitary and storm sewer systems. He is teaching water resources courses for last 15 years. He designed and delivered more than 50 courses on water resources, and they are very well received by practicing engineers in Canada and globally.
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.
1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs

Day I
Hydraulics Review

  • Pressure
  • Flow in closed conduits
  • Open channel flow

Sanitary Sewer Design

  • Sewer systems overview
  • Sanitary sewer appurtenances and materials
  • Sanitary sewer system layout
  • Wastewater sources and quantities
  • Sewer design criteria
  • Sewer pipe capacity design
  • Sewer pipe corrosion
  • Pipe strength and bedding

Workshop I - Sanitary Sewer Design

  • Participants will work on a design exercise under instructor guidance:
    • Sewer CAD introduction
    • Sewer CAD software hands-on training
    • Sewer Loading
    • Extended period simulation

Day II
Hydrology Review

  • The Hydrologic Cycle
  • Rainfall –Runoff Relationship
  • Design Storms
  • The Rational Method
  • Hydrographs
  • Other Surface Runoff Models 

Storm Sewer Design

  • Planning
  • Effects of Urbanization
  • Storm Sewer Layout and Design
  • Best Management Practices
    • Source Controls
    • Lot-Level Controls
    • Conveyance System Controls
    • End-of-Pipe Controls
  • Combined Sewer Overflow Controls

Workshop II - Stormwater Drainage System Design and Analysis

  • Participants will work on a design exercise under instructor guidance:
    • Storm CAD introduction
    • Storm CAD software hands-on training
    • Storm sewer design
    • Alternative scenario analysis

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8
Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

iPad 1 or newer, iPhone 3GS or newer, iPod Touch (3rd generation) or newer
OS: iOS 6 or newer

OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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