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Presenter: Chad Ballard, MS, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Houston, TX

Marriott West Loop - By the Galleria
1750 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-960-0111

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Session 1 – Intro into HEC-RAS

   Hydraulic principles
   Applications of HEC-RAS
   1d vs 2d vs 3d

Session 2 – RAS Mapper

   Georeferencing and projections
   Mapper tools and workflow
   Terrain and land cover setup
   Session 2 (Workshop)

Session 3 – 2D Modeling

   2D modeling theory
   Geometry setup
   Boundary conditions
   Session 3 (Workshop)

Session 4 – Advanced 2D Modeling

   2D modeling theory
   Model troubleshooting
   Rain on grid
   Session 4 (Workshop)

Session 5 – 2D Hydraulic Connections

   Hydraulics structures
   Internal boundary conditions
   Session 5 (Workshop)

Session 6 – 1D/2D Modeling with HEC-RAS

   Lateral 1D/2D connection
   Inline 1D/2D connections
   Session 6 (Workshop)

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Other
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Professional Geoscientists
     7.0 CE Hours

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     7.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states and 7.0 continuing education hour to Texas geoscientists. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

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 a New York-approved continuing education provider for professional engineers.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 7.0 CECs. ASFPM approval qualifies this program for Texas floodplain managers.

This course offers 7.0 PDHs to professional hydrologists. Courses are not subject to preapproval.

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.


Chad Ballard, MS, PE

Alan Plummer Associates, Inc., Dallas, TX

Mr. Ballard is a licensed civil engineer holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and he has experience using a variety of hydrologic and hydrodynamic solvers and modeling platforms. In both an advisory and consulting role, Mr. Ballard has helped hundreds of engineering firms around the world apply different numerical modeling solutions to their specific projects. Currently, he is a consultant and project manager at Alan Plummer Associates, and he is a previous adjunct faculty member teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in hydrology and hydraulics. He is a past board member of the local chapter of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), and he is involved with EWRI at the national level as part of the Calibration/Validation of Free-Surface Hydraulic Models Task Committee. Mr. Ballard also has been involved as a previous board member of the professional chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) as well as being involved with other non-profit flood modeling work in developing countries.

Tuition Costs:

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

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