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


Architects & Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours/PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     Non-MandatoryContinuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects, and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in most states, including New York and New Jersey.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architectsfor 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and District of Columbia architects.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.

This event offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.


Darin DeKoskie

Integrated Engineering Solutions, LLC

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.