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

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


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
  • Perform hydraulic design of pumping stations (with optional day four)


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.


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. 


Register by 8/2/2022
Private Sector


Register by 8/4/2022
Public Sector


Register by 8/5/2022
Custom Class Fee


If you are having trouble registering, please email admin@umasstransportationcenter.org or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
John Town of Natick
William Town of Natick DPW
Matthew Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Kristen VHB
Samuel BSC Group
Joanna VHB
James Gill Engineering
Teren Howard Stein Hudson, Boston (HSH)
Bernardo Town of Wellesley DPW
  • James Schall
    Senior Project Manager at Ayres Associates Inc.