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Presenter: Chris Naidu, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-821-3333

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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 - 5:00 pm

Applications for 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 Manning’s equation
   Backwater effects
   Need for 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

Steady Flow Simulation 1

   Demonstration for standard stream flow
   Project file setup
   Setting geometry and boundary conditions
   Modeling tips

Steady Flow Simulation 2

   Demonstration for a standard bridge
   Modeling tips

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineer
     7.0 HSW PDHs

 Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW CPE Hours
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW CPE hours to landscape architects in most states, including New Mexico. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Mexico.

This seminar is approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the LA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York landscape architects.

This course offers a non-credit 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.


Chris Naidu, PE

VP, Water Resources Civil Engineer, Team Leader at Smith Engineering Company

Mr. Naidu has more than eight years of experience in drainage and flood control projects throughout New Mexico and is the water resources team leader at Smith. His experience includes preparation of drainage management plans (DMP), hydrologic analysis, hydraulic analysis of flood control structures, sediment transport, and scour analysis for unlined arroyos and bridge structures. Using modeling/analysis software, Mr. Naidu produces high-quality hydrologic and hydraulic models. He has a proven record of preparing easy-to-understand reports and corresponding maps and figures. He has prepared hydrographs and analyzed storm drains, weirs, pump stations, and detention/surge ponds. Additional skills include preparation of plan specifications, bidding and construction plans, cost estimates, and bidding services. He is familiar with Arc Geographic Information System (ArcGIS); Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) Hydrologic Modeling System, HEC Geospatial Hydrologic Modeling Extension (geoHMS0, HEC River Analysis System, US Environmental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model (EPA SWMM), StormCad, and CulvertMaster.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.