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Getting Acquainted with Basic Stormwater Design

Overview

A two-day course to help candidates understand the fundamentals of stormwater systems, with emphasis on designing stormwater collection systems in urban environments

Why Should an Individual Attend?

The course helps graduates to apply for their theoretical training in practice. It is therefore recommended for:

  • Staff involved in the design of stormwater management and conveyance networks
  • Staff employed in local government and involved in the planning, design, operations and maintenance of stormwater conveyance networks or about to become involved in the field
  • Candidate engineers, technologists and technicians
  • Experienced personnel looking for a refresher in stormwater design

Benefits include:

  • Participation in an interactive workshop
  • Various practical activities to equip attendees to handle projects effectively when back in the workplace
  • A comprehensive document that will serve as a reference manual
  • CPD credits

Outcomes

By attending this course, delegates will learn about:

  • Policies, guidelines and community requirements which must be considered when designing stormwater systems and associated infrastructure
  • The composition of complete stormwater systems, including the conveyance network, sustainable drainage systems and associated infrastructure
  • The selection of appropriate stormwater management systems and the challenges associated with operations and maintenance
  • The design of urban stormwater networks, including kerb inlet design, selection of pipes and the parameters to be considered when laying pipes

Program Outline

INTRODUCTION AND APPLICABLE LEGISLATION

  • Introduction
  • Objectives of Stormwater Management
  • Overview of SA Legislation

PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

  • General Planning For Stormwater Systems
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • The Dual Stormwater Drainage System
  • Environmental Considerations in Stormwater Design

OVERVIEW OF SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Permeable Pavements
  • Soakaways
  • Swales
  • Infiltration Trenches
  • Bio-Retention Areas
  • Detention Ponds and Retention Ponds
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Litter Traps

HYDROLOGY AND RUNOFF

  • Risk Philosophy and Selection of Suitable Flood Return Period
  • Flood Runoff Calculations

STORMWATER RETICULATION DESIGN

  • Design Methodology Overview
  • Survey Data For Design Area
  • Soils/ Ground Investigation
  • Typical Urban Stormwater Reticulation Design Specifications
  • Stormwater Reticulation Design Methodology
  • Hydraulic Design
  • Kerb Inlet Design
  • Rigid Pipe Loading Calculations & Selection of Pipe Class

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ASPECTS

  • Introduction To Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance Aspects
  • Fundamentals of Maintenance
  • Typical Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance Programme

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Technologists
Dates and Times:
  • Thu 25 July 2024  08:30 to 16:30
  • Fri 26 July 2024  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Course
Venue: Virtual Classroom Training, Online
Fee: R 5 440.00 excl. VAT
R 6 256.00 incl. VAT
CESA member fee: R5 198.00 incl. VAT
Validation Number/s: CESA-2173-01/2026
CPD Points: 2
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