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Construction 2-for-1 Special: Reducing Roadway Environmental Impacts


Course 1 - Roadway Surface Drainage and Drainage Crossing Structures

Poor roadway drainage is one of the leading culprits responsible for roadway infrastructure damage, increased maintenance costs, and roadside environmental impact. The solution? Get the water off the road surface quickly and effectively.

Join returning speaker, Gordon Keller, in the 3rd session of our Roadway Erosion Control Best Practices Master Class to explore the challenge of roadway drainage, the essential design elements and requirements, and how you can effectively apply available solutions (e.g., culverts, fords, bridges, etc.) and design best practices to better handle your surface drainage, reduce your roadway damage and maintenance needs, and improve your roadside water quality.

In this online training webinar, we’ll explore the importance of minimizing water accumulation on our roadways, and how you can apply the design elements and solutions to your design to accomplish effective drainage. Within this discussion, we’ll explore culverts, including their prominence within our roadway system and their unique challenges (e.g., plugging, bank erosion, overtopping, stream diversion, etc.), as well as outline culvert proper sizing, installation, alignment, bedding, compaction, and use of headwalls and end sections. Keller will also discuss low-water crossings and fords, their design requirements, advantages and disadvantages, as well as how when properly designed, these can offer a cost-effective alternative to culverts. Additionally, we’ll explore bridges and their associated challenges—both structural (e.g., hydraulic capacity, structural capacity, scour, etc.) and environmental (e.g., channel plugging with debris, streambank stabilization, changes in the channel)—and the available solutions to mitigate these issues. And finally, attendees will receive a useful set of references for addressing surface drainage issues, and the design and installation of culverts, fords, and bridges.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Understand the importance of all aspects of drainage, including surface drainage and the use of culverts, fords, and bridges
  • Understand the importance of keeping water off the road surface and how to avoid water concentration on the road
  • Learn what is important to make a culvert and bridge function properly and how to achieve their design lives
  • Learn how to avoid the problems that cause structural failures, including inadequate structure hydraulic capacity, poor installation, plugging problems, and scour
  • Learn how to design and properly use low-water crossings
  • Gain a set of references addressing surface drainage measures and the design and installation of culverts, fords, and bridges

Course 2 - Road Environmental Impacts and Mitigations

As our roadways stretch across more and more of our landscape (over 2.5 million miles of low-volume roads in the U.S. alone), the environmental impact on water quality, wildlife, and vegetation is significant. However, through Environmental Analysis and proper planning we can minimize the negative environmental impacts of roads and increase their positive impact on our environment.

Join Gordon Keller in the final session of our Roadway Erosion Control Best Practices Master Class to explore the environmental impact of our roadways, and how you can use Environmental Analysis and engineering best practices within your projects to identify possible environmental issues, evaluate viable options that satisfy user/environmental needs AND are cost-effective, and incorporate key design elements and mitigations to minimize common environmental issues and impacts along your roadways and projects.

In this online training webinar, we'll explore the impact—both positive and negative—that our roadways have on the environment, and how through Environmental Analysis and holistic planning, we can mitigate the negative and promote the positive impacts. Within this discussion, we'll examine the theory, elements, and applications of Environmental Analysis and how you can use it to gain a thorough view of your project's impact. We'll take a look at the design and mitigations needed to address many issues such as water quality protection, traffic safety, wildlife protection, fish passage at culverts, noxious weeds, and invasive species along road corridors. Keller will also discuss the importance of good planning and how you can apply engineering best practices to evaluate your environmental issues and viable options, and incorporate the key design elements to cost-effectively meet your project goals and mitigate your environmental impact. Finally, attendees will receive a useful set of references that address the environmental issues and mitigation measures available for roads.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Understand the complex nature of roads and the impact they have on the environment and society
  • Understand the usefulness of Environmental Analysis in project planning and development
  • Understand and apply good roadway engineering best practices
  • Learn available mitigations for water quality protection, traffic safety, wildlife protection, fish/aquatic organism passage at culverts, noxious weeks, and other issues
  • Gain a set of “state of the practice” references that address these environmental issues and mitigation measures available for roads

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcasts
Session: 3 H 0 M
Lectures: 2
Credits: 2 PDH / 0.2 CEU

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