Training Class
NHI-135027Urban Drainage Design
Date/TimeOct 11 - Oct 13
8:30 AM - 5 PM
2200 E 42nd Avenue
Anchorage, AK 9950

This class will be held in Juneau Feb 28- Mar 2, 2023 and in Fairbanks March 7-9, 2023.  

Registration DeadlineOct 05
Class Size25
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
0 seats available for State (DOT)
3 seats available for FHWA
1 seats available for Other
InstructorsJim Schall, PhD, P.E., F. ASCE, D.WRE, Ayres & Associates

This course provides a detailed introduction to urban roadway drainage design. Design guidance for solving basic problems encountered in urban roadway drainage design is provided. The topics are hydrology including rational equation, soil conservation method, regression equations, and synthetic hydrographs; and highway drainage including gutter flow, roadway inlet interception, storm drain systems, energy and hydraulic grade lines, detention ponds, and stormwater management.

Objectives / Topics

 Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine runoff (peak flows and volumes) from urban watersheds
  • Apply basic hydraulic principles to urban drainage design
  • Perform roadway drainage designs using various roadway inlets
  • Size and/or analyze storm drain conveyance systems
  • Establish the energy and hydraulic grade lines for storm drains
  • Design and/or analyze detention basins
Target Audience

Highway designers with limited experience in drainage design, but familiar with mathematical concepts such as algebra and geometry and have some working background in hydrology and hydraulics.


Ayers Associates.

Participants need to bring calculators and straight edges to the course.

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