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039-Stormwater Retention - Field and Laboratory Methods

By: Nicolas E Andreyev, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
039-Stormwater Retention - Field and Laboratory Methods

This course is intended to present a systematic methodology for the determination of the type of field and laboratory tests needed and the minimum number of tests to be conducted for the design of a stormwater retention pond system.

Typically, soil borings and hydraulic conductivity tests are conducted for a stormwater retention pond system to evaluate the capacity of the pond to retain and infiltrate stormwater runoff. This is applicable to retention ponds built in sandy unconfined aquifer systems. The number of soil borings and hydraulic conductivity tests performed are usually dependent on many factors, not always obvious to the investigator or a designer. In some areas, the regulatory agencies have established criteria for a minimum number of soil borings and hydraulic conductivity tests. However, judgment and experience are usually applied in the decision making process and the selection of the number of tests can vary significantly from one investigator to another.

This course introduces a systematic methodology for a designer of a stormwater retention pond to select the minimum number of soil borings and hydraulic conductivity tests needed for a particular stormwater retention pond system. The course is presented in two parts. The first part presents the soil borings that are typically used to characterize the subsurface conditions, and the second part presents the hydraulic conductivity test methods and their applicability for a particular subsurface condition. The course concludes with the proposed methods to select the number and type of soil borings and the number and type of hydraulic conductivity tests needed for a particular retention pond system.

039-Stormwater Retention - Field and Laboratory Methods
john pari
10/13/2018
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Thanks for the informative text on field measurements of K. I didn't realize how little I knew!
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039-Stormwater Retention - Field and Laboratory Methods
Steven McEvoy
04/08/2018
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Excellent and informative course
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039-Stormwater Retention - Field and Laboratory Methods
Walter Hotchkiss
12/04/2016
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This course was well presented, gave excellent references for the basis of design parameters used and provided a good listing of the references. The test results shown the worked problems with results. One, problem 12 shows the results of problem 11. Overall, a very good presentation for an overview of what is needed.
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039-Stormwater Retention - Field and Laboratory Methods
David Silvey
11/20/2016
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Excellent course. I have been a consulting engineer for 30+ years and thought this would be a good refresher course. However, a lot of info was presented that I did not know and can use in practice.
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Stormwater Retention Course
Hector A. Acosta
01/23/2016
Very usefull course for geotechnical engineers. The author should verify question #21, the answer contradicts the seminar information on page #2 of 42 under SPT Borings. Anyway, I think it was very usefull encourage all engineers to take it.
Thank you
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Good Introduction
Brad W. Lyons, PE
06/10/2011
Good introduction to the range of field and laboratory methods that can be used in the design and review of stormwater retention basins. Especially appreciated the thorough explaination of test questions and answers that was available after completing the online exam.
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anonymous
11/03/2010
Useful information
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