FHWA-NHI-135027 - Urban Drainage Design (3-Day) - Natick

Date: 8/2/2022 8:00 AM - 8/4/2022 4:30 PM

Location: Natick Public Safety Training Center
20 E. Central Street

Natick, Massachusetts






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.

This is a 3-day course

Each day runs from 8am-4:30pm


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


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.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition members

This course is offered FREE to Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition members.  CMRSWC will pay the registration fees. 

When you register, under “Payment Information”, under “Pay by Other Means”, select “Invoice”.  For billing address, use “CMRSWC, c/o Town of Spencer, 157 Main St, Spencer, MA 01562, (508) 885-7500”

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at scottrell@umass.edu or 413-800-2655 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge. 

First Name Affiliation
John Town of Natick
William Town of Natick DPW
Valerie Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Matthew Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Chen Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (MA)
Grace The Engineering Corporation
Kristen VHB
Samuel BSC Group, Inc. (Main Office)
Joanna VHB
Vannary Stantec - Burlington
James Gill Engineering
John The Engineering Corporation
Douglas Town of Shrewsbury
Kristin Town of Bedford DPW
Kevin Town of West Boylston DPW
Alison City of Framingham DPW
Matthew Town of Bedford DPW
Leah Town of Westborough
Joe City of Westfield
Marissa Town of Lexington
Jeremy Town of Sherborn
Bernardo Town of Wellesley DPW
Michael Town of Stoughton
Chike City of Brockton
Vincent Town of Shrewsbury
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