Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:00 pm

Applications of Open Channel Hydraulic Analysis

   Flood risk assessment

   Floodplain management

   Roadways, bridge and culvert design

   New channel or channel modification projects

Hydraulic Principles

   Conservation of energy and momentum

   Energy losses and the Manning’s equation

   Backwater effects

   Need of computer models

History and Development of US Army Corps HEC-RAS Software
Working with the HEC-RAS User Interface

   File management

   Data entry and editing

   Displays, mapping, animations and reporting

Steady Flow Water Surface Profiling

   Types of flow: uniform flow, rapidly and gradually varied flow

   Data required

   Locating cross sections

   Setting boundary conditions

   Calculating water profiles in HEC-RAS

Special Elements

   Bridge and culvert modeling

   Lateral and diversion structures

One-Dimensional (1D) Unsteady Flow Simulation

   Routing principles

   Rating curves

   Boundary conditions

Two-Dimensional (2D) Unsteady Flow Simulation

   Application of 2D modeling. 1D vs 2D

   Required data sets   




     6.0 HSW CEPHs/Contact Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects

     6.0 HSW CEPHs/Contact Hours
     6.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers

     6.0 PDHs

Floodplain Managers

     6.0 ASFPM CECs


     Non-Mandatory CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.0 HSW CEPHs to Texas architects and landscape architects and 6.0 PDHs to Texas professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.0 HSW PDHs.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects and landscape architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.0 CECs.

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Andres Salazar

Walter P Moore

Director of Water Resources Engineering for Walter P MooreDr. Salazar serves as the director of water resources engineering for Walter P Moore.  He is a water resources engineer with more than 17 years of experience in steady and unsteady modeling, river basin and reservoir operations, and water resources planning.  Dr. Salazar is an expert with planning and feasibility studies for drainage and water supply projects.  He has extensive experience with complex drainage projects across the State of Texas and is proficient in the use of EPA-SWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, STORM NET, InfoWorks, and RiverWare computer models.  Dr. Salazar has special expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic systems that are key to creating an effective sustainable site drainage design.  Dr. Salazar provides expertise and direction for site drainage, water recycling, and site water amenities.  He joined Walter P Moore in 2009.

Andrew Yung

Walter P Moore

Chief Hydrologist for Walter P MooreMr. Yung serves as chief hydrologist for Walter P Moore.  Mr. Yung has more than 27 years of experience as an engineer, planner, and hydrologist.  He has managed a wide range of engineering projects involving hydrology, hydraulics, master drainage studies, channel modification and hydraulic structure designs, watershed impact analyses, detention facility designs,and dam safety analyses.  Mr. Yung has also served as the team leader for independent technical review (ITR) for several federal projects currently under way in Houston.  He is very familiar with HEC-HMS/ HEC-1, HEC-RAS/HEC-2, HEC-DSS, and HEC-SSP and provides technical support and training tousers of these programs.  Mr. Yung joined Walter P Moore in 1996.