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 – 4:30 pm

Understanding Open Channel Flow and Pipe Flow

   Understanding pipe flow

   Understanding open channel flow

   Examining types of open channel flows

   Looking at examples of open channels

Making Open Channel Calculations

   Channel shapes and varying flow

   Calculating Reynolds number for open channels

   Calculating Froude number

   Continuity equation

   Manning’s equation and open channels

   Example problems to be solved and reviewed in groups

Evaluating Channel Linings

   Smooth surfaces

   Uneven or rough surfaces

   Vegetated surfaces

   Hard armored channels

   Natural channels

Evaluating Channel Shapes

   Evaluating the efficiency of channel shapes

   Flow efficiency


      Long term

      Short term


Principles of Open Channel Design

   Manning’s equation

   Culvert equations

      Rational method, TR-55, TR-20

      Culvert and channel calculators

      Velocity, shear stress and scour

      Vegetated, hard lines, vs. natural channels

      Flooding risks and assessments

      Example problems to be done and reviewed in groups

Applications for Open Channels and Case Studies

   Consideration for sediment transport

   Temporary vs. permanent designs

   Available references

   Evaluations and closing



     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     6.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects

     NJ Approval Pending
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

     6.5 ASFPM CECs


     Non-Mandatory Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects.

HalfMoon Education has applied to the New Jersey Board of Architects for landscape architect continuing education approval. The application is under review and credits are pending. The Landscape Architect Continuing Education System has approved this event for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this seminar for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.

This seminar also offers a non-mandatory education opportunity for contractors; it has not been approved in any state which has a contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Darin J. Dekoskie

Principal, Integrated Engineering Solutions, LLCIntegrated Engineering Solutions was founded in 2007 as a multi-disciplinary-civil engineering consulting firm providing infrastructure, residential and commercial development and municipal design services for the public and private sectors. The firm’s focus is in stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and hydrology and hydraulics. Mr. DeKoskie brings over 14 years of engineering expertise, including work in both the private and public sectors, along with specific state-of-the- art technology to achieve efficient, cost saving design solutions. Mr. DeKoskie provides client consultation, project scoping, cost and service agreement documents, along with overall land development budgeting, project invoicing, staff assignment and supervision. He also provides hydrology and hydraulic studies and reports along with general civil engineering support for private and municipal consultants. Mr. DeKoskie earned his AS degree in Engineering Science from SUNY Ulster, a BS degree in Environmental Resource Engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), and an MS degree in Water Resource Engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Mr. DeKoskie is employed by New York City as an Administrative Engineer.