Water Distribution Systems Design Workshop (1.2 CEUs)

Description

Daily Schedule:
8:30am - Session begins
11:30am - Adjournment
 
This course is divided into four sessions. Each session will be 3 hours in duration. The sessions will be held on February 19 & 20; 25 & 26.
 
If you are unable to attend any of the sessions a recording will be made available.
 
Description
This workshop is intended for those who require better understanding of  water distribution systems design. You will be expected to complete a  water distribution system design under instructor guidance by using first principle methods and/or design aids. A workshop on Water Cad software will be conducted under instructor's supervision, you will also receive a limited edition version of Cad design software package.  
 
Target Audience

Municipal engineers; public works directors; city engineers; superintendents of operations; water distribution system managers; safety inspectors and procurement officers from municipalities; consulting engineers; technicians and technologists;  construction contractors and other individuals who need a basic understanding of water distribution  system design .
 
Special Features

  • You will receive comprehensive course notes with all design charts, graphs and data that will serve for future use; and a fundamental reference book on Hydraulic Engineering.
  • You will also receive training on one of the top commercial software available in the market for the design of water distribution systems.
  • You will receive a limited edition (academic version) of WaterCAD, SewrCad and StormCad package

Materials Required

  • Standard engineering calculator with scientific functions
  • Laptop for software training (if available)

After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:

  • Understand the fundamentals of water distribution systems
  • Design new water distribution systems
  • Analyze existing systems and find out existing problems
  • Master the design software WaterCad with numerous design examples

Instructor

Dr. Gamal Abdel Aziz

Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Abdelaziz has served as a senior geotechnical engineer at DST Consulting engineers, Sarafinchin Consulting engineers, Trow Consulting and EBA engineering. Currently he is the managing director of SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, AB, Canada. 

Dr. Abdelaziz has over 32 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas.

Dr. Gamal has designed and delivered over one hundred geotechnical engineering workshops which are very well received by practitioners engineers in Canada and globally.

Currently he is a senior geotechnical engineer with SAGA Engineering, Edmonton, Alberta. His duties include revision of geotechnical design, including slope stability, foundation and machine foundation design, soil investigation, design of cuts and earthfills, evaluation of stability of existing slopes, slope reinforcement using geotextiles, geogrids, soil nails, base reinforcement to support earthfills on soft subgrade soils, Erosion protection using geocells matting, rip rap, stabilization of unstable slopes, evaluation of soil bearing capacity to support footing foundations, Settlement studies, deep foundations including driven piles, auger injected (CFA) piles, additional support to existing foundations by underpinning utilizing concrete panels, grouting, micropiles, evaluation of earth pressures on retaining walls, security of excavation base, tieback support, etc.

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 an 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.

Program Outline

Soil Mechanics Revision
  • Overview of Environmental Technology
  • Public Health
  • Geology and Soils
  • Population estimate

Revision of Hydraulics Engineering

  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Pressure Head
  • Measurement of Pressure
  • Continuity of Flow
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Flow in Pipes under Pressure
  • Hazen-Williams Equation
  • Hazen-Williams Nomograph
  • Flow Measurement
  • Gravity Flow in Pipes
  • Manning's Formula
  • Partial Flow in Pipes
  • Open Channel Flow Measurement
  • Non-uniform Open Channel Flow
  • Specific energy calculation
  • Gradual Critical flow
  • Gradually Varied Flow
  • Rapidly Varied flow

Revision of Hydrology

  • Water Use and Availability
  • The Distribution of Water
  • The Hydrologic Cycle
  • Urban Hydrologic Cycle
  • Depth, Volume, and Intensity
  • Probability of Occurrence
  • Stream Flow
  • Hydrographs
  • Gauging Stations
  • Droughts
  • Reservoirs/Wells
  • Reservoir Capacity
  • Measuring Reservoir Volume
  • Groundwater
  • Aquifers
  • Groundwater Flow

Water Distribution Systems

  • Design Factors
  • Required Flows and Pressures
  • Per Capita Demand
  • Variations in Water Demand
  • Fire Flows
  • Pressures
  • Pipeline Layout
  • Water Mains
  • Materials/Installation

Pump Design

  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Pump Characteristics
  • Pump Head Curve
  • System Characteristics
  • System Head Curve
  • Pump Operating Point
  • Parallel Operation
  • Hands on Examples

Distribution Storage

  • Types of Distribution Reservoirs
  • Flow in Pipe networks
  • Pipes in Series/Parallel
  • Pipe Network Analysis
  • Hydraulics of Water wells

Pressure Piping Systems and water Quality Analysis

  • Pressure Systems
  • Energy Loss
  • Energy Gains- Pumps
  • Control Valves
  • Pipe Network
  • Network Analysis
  • Hands on Examples
  • Water Cad Software Examples and Workshop

Policies

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

Location

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 gic@gic-edu.com for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows XP, 2003 Server, Vista, 7, 8
Browser:
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
Browser:
Safari 3.0 or newer
Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer
Google Chrome 5.0 or newer

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

Android
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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