New CIRIA training course: Introduction to culvert, screen and outfall

Join Jeremy Benn from 20-24 July 2020 for the CIRIA training course: Introduction to culvert, screen and outfall. 

This training course covers the whole-life cycle of culvert, screen and outfall assets, and is based on the new CIRIA guidance Culvert, screen and outfall manual (C786).

It will be delivered across 4 days for 3 hours per day, with live online trainer-led sessions from Amanda Kitchen, Principal Consultant Civil Engineer, Mott MacDonald and Jeremy Benn, Executive Chairman, JBA Consulting. On completion of all four sessions you will achieve 12 CPD hours.

Why is this course important?

Example outfall and storage pondThe design and operation of culverts, screens and drainage outfalls is critical to effective flood risk management and drainage. Consequently, the inadequate design of these assets can lead to unintended outcomes such as flooding and environmental damage. These crucial issues will be known to 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.

This training course is essential to:

  • keep up-to-date with new legislation and permit requirements
  • learn the most current design concepts and additional culvert hydraulic design considerations.
  • understand key principles, aims and how to apply the CDOG approach using real life case studies
  • learn about updated methods of hydraulic performance analysis of screen
  • understand methods for assessing the need for a security or debris screen
  • explore updated flow estimation methods and guidance on screen bar spacing and required effective area
  • share experiences and knowledge with expert trainers and other delegates

Culvert, screen and outfall manual

The training course is based on the recently published new CIRIA guidance Culvert, screen and outfall manual (C786F).  

The manual provides guidance on the whole-life cycle of these assets recognising that there is an enormous stock of them of various types, sizes, age and condition. Written by a team of specialists in hydrology, hydraulics, civil engineering and asset management and guided by a panel drawn from representative bodies of infrastructure operators and contractors, this manual is for use in all the nations of the UK and has sections relevant to designers, managers and asset owners.

Want to know more?

To book your place on the CIRIA training course Introduction to culvert, screen and outfall, and for more information visit the CIRIA website.

You can also find out more information about asset management training on our training webpage.

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