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Presenter: Chris Naidu, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: El Paso, TX

Radisson Hotel El Paso Airport
1770 Airway Blvd
El Paso, TX 79925
Phone: 915-772-3333

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

History and Development of US Army Corps HEC-RAS Software

Hydraulic Principles

   Conservation of energy and momentum
   Energy losses and Manning’s equation
   Backwater effects
   Need for computer models

Applications for Open Channel Hydraulic Analysis

   Flood risk assessment
   Floodplain management
   Roadways, bridge and culvert design
   New channel or channel modification projects

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
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Professional Geoscientists
     7.0 CE Hours

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
     7.0 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

Professional engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim |the hours earned at this seminar. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

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 HSW CEPHs to Texas landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas. The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved it for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to the LA/CES. Landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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

Water Resources Civil Engineer, Senior Project Manager at RESPEC

Mr. Naidu has more than eight years of experience in drainage and flood control projects throughout New Mexico. 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 each: $269.00

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