Introduction to Culvert design and operation

The design and operation of culverts is critical to effective flood risk management. Inadequate design or neglect can lead to severe flooding. This training, based on CIRIA C689 Culvert design and operation guide,  provides guidance on the whole-life cycle of culverts, recognising that there is an enormous stock of existing culverts of various types, sizes, age and condition.

This training course provides asset managers and designers with a comprehensive understanding of the whole life cycle of a culvert, providing guidance on inspection, assessment, maintenance and renewal of existing, culverts, as well as their design. The training is underpinned by the principles of whole-life asset management and a systems approach to drainage. Guidance will be given on cutting edge hydraulic assessment techniques, taking account of developments in hydrology and hydraulic analysis.

The training will be relevant to infrastructure asset managers, flood risk and drainage engineers, landscape architects, planners, architects, and those working in or with environmental regulators, local authorities, highway authorities, developers, consultants and contractors


Who should attend

The training will be relevant to infrastructure asset managers, flood risk and drainage engineers, landscape architects, planners, architects, and those working in or with environmental regulators, local authorities, highway authorities, developers, consultants and contractors.

Why should you attend?

  • keep up-to-date with current legislation and regulatory requirements
  • learn the most up-to-date design concepts
  • understand key principles, aims and how to apply the CDOG approach using real life case studies
  • share experiences and knowledge with our expert trainers and other delegates
  • the two day training provides 12 hours CPD accreditation

 





More information

To find out more information and to discuss in house options, please contact Nipa Patel on 020 7549 3300.
Meet the Culvert design and operation trainers


Chris Fosbeary | Technical Director, Royal Haskoning
Chris was a contributing author to the CIRIA Culvert Design and Operation guide (C689).
Chris has 20 years’ experience of the design and operation of river and flood defences, highway  bridges and culverts.  He has been involved in numerous projects involving the inspection, refurbishment and replacement of culverts for the Environment Agency, navigation authorities and highways authorities.  

Jeremy Benn | Executive Chairman, JBA Consulting
Jeremy has over 33 years’ water engineering experience working in the UK and overseas. 

He has published and lectured widely on the subjects of flood estimation, hydraulic design of structures and flood risk management. He has contributed to the CIRIA Culvert Design and Operation Guide and the update to the CIRIA Scour Manual, and is currently working as a contributor on CIRIA Weirs best practice guide revision and the ‘Blockage Modelling Guide for the Environment Agency.


"Excellent course for looking at the underpinning considerations for culvert design. Good for Local Authority staff with drainage responsibilities."
Mid Sussex Dist Council

"Very useful course for authorities taking on new responsibilities under the FWMA."
Surrey CC

"Good intense course with competent trainers well versed in their subjects."
SAC Consulting