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2020 Storm Drain Pipe Design
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When: Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Anne Arundel Community College, Annex A, Room 110
101 College Parkway
Arnold, Maryland  21012
United States
Presenter: Jim Whitehead
Contact: Sally Palatiello

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2020 storm drain pipe design

AACC is Closed.  Last Class Cancelled. jim whitehead has emailed the final exam to each student.  you should have received exam part 1 and exam part 2.  if you have not received the emails, please email sally or jim whitehead.

Starting Saturday, January 25, 2020


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM:  Saturday, January 25, 2020; Saturday, February 8, 2020; Saturday, February 22, 2020; Saturday, March 7, 2020; Saturday, March 14, 2020; NEW DATE Saturday, April 4.. (Six-Session Series). Attendance of at least 5 (five) of the six (6) sessions is required for successful completion of the course.


Anne Arundel Community College Arnold Campus, Annex A, Rm 110
101 College Parkway
Arnold, Maryland 21012


James W. Whitehead
Mr. Whitehead is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering. He has presented numerous courses in stormwater management and drainage for MSS and others over the past 20 years. Mr. Whitehead is a past president of MSS.


45 CPC’s for MD Surveyors

45 PDH’s for MD Engineers


Sally Palatiello
Phone: 800-303-6770

Registration Fees:
MSS Member - $600
Non-Member -  $750
(If you are not a member of MSS and would like to join, click here)

  NOTE:  We have reached the minimum required for this course.  The course will proceed as scheduled!!!

2020 storm drain pipe design
 Course Description

This course will address storm drain pipe design, culvert design and open channel flow as required by State Highway Administration (SHA) and counties throughout the State of Maryland, with regulatory compliance in Charles County used as a model. As such, the student will be fully versed in the basic design of all three design alternatives. The design will illustrate headwater, tailwater, and hydraulic grade line computations for open channels, culverts and pipe systems. The course will address TR-55 computations, TR-20 to a degree and the formulation of drainage divides and pipe design for a small 41 lot subdivision system.  The student will learn detailed design for inlet locations, selection of pipe network/layout and detailed storm drain pipe computations with velocity, pipe flow, HGL and related attributes. Passing this course qualifies as civil design experience approved by the Maryland State Board for civil design credit related to qualification to become a licensed surveyor in Maryland.

Students will be asked to actually draw plan, determine the best location for berms, dikes, silt fences, sediment control traps and sediment basins. Computations will include detailed comps in a manner consistent with sediment erosion control plan review in the state of Maryland as conducted by SCD.

Students should print or download the following and have with them in class:


The student will need the SHA Drainage Manual, the TR-55 Manual, the Charles County Drainage Manual, a calculator, paper and scale/triangles and pencils in class.

The course will consist of six 8 hour sessions with a break for lunch and a break at mid-morning and mid-afternoon; homework assignments will be made and the course will be concluded by final examination. It is a pass fail course; the final worked exam will be provided to all students.

The course meets state Department of Labor requirement for open channel flow and storm drain pipe design as that requirement is applied to the equivalent 2 years of engineering experience required by the board for licensure.

For specific questions about the content of the course or the required course materials, please contact the course instructor, Jim Whitehead: or

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