December 17, 2018  —  December 20, 2018


University of Virginia
351 McCormick Road, Thornton Hall
B Wing, 2nd Floor, Room B – 228A
Charlottesville, VA

Contact Hours



This price includes all three AutoCAD Training Sessions:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, Sanitary Storm Analysis and River Analysis
  • Geotechnical Fundamentals Using AutoCAD Civil 3D and the GeoTech Module

In the past, civil engineering projects depended on spreadsheets and graphs for design and analysis, an approach with the potential to be marred by errors and long implementation timelines. In today’s environment where risks are high and costs continue to rise, it is imperative that engineers use cutting-edge tools to bring their projects in on time and budget without compromising safety and sustainability.

AutoCAD Civil 3D, an AutoCAD software product developed specifically for civil applications, is the flagship design tool used by engineering firms and other contractors. Join instructor, Chuck Pietra, for one, two or three classes to learn more about the capabilities of AutoCAD Civil 3D and its application in the fields of hydrology and geotechnical. These classes are not theoretical. They are practical demonstrations of the power of AutoCAD Civil 3D to gather data and develop design alternatives based on analysis and simulation.

For all classes, familiarity with AutoCAD is recommended. The classes are suited for civil engineers, civil engineering students, civil CAD professionals and environmental professionals.

Bring your own PC laptop with a minimum of 8 Gb RAM. Contact the instructor at chuckpietra@gmail.com for guidance on loading the software on your computer prior to class. Trial versions or free education versions are available at https://www.autodesk.com/products/civil-3d/overview.


AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals 2-day Class: December 17 and 18 | Charlottesville
This 2-day class offers students the opportunity to use AutoCAD Civil 3D on a land development project, starting with basic surveying and including all other major components such as surfaces, parcels and sites, roadway design, grading, utilities, and plotted sheets.

Hydrology and Hydraulics 1-day Class Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, Sanitary Storm Analysis and River Analysis: December 19 | Charlottesville
This 1-day class provides opportunities to perform hydrology and hydraulics design, analysis and simulation on several real world projects. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Sanitary Storm Analysis, students will explore storm, open channel and HecRAS design situations.

Geotechnical Fundamentals 1-day Class Using AutoCAD Civil 3D and the GeoTech Module: December 20 | Charlottesville
This 1-day class focuses on the workflows involved with gathering, organizing, displaying and analyzing geotechnical data based on several investigation/remediation/design projects. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, students will import geotechnical data, create and visualize 3D boreholes and geology strata surfaces, create dynamic geotechnical profile views that display borehole log strips, and display, style and manage boreholes, strata surfaces and geotechnical profiles.


Charles “Chuck” A. Pietra

Chuck Pietra is Senior Technical Applications Manager for O’Brien & Gere Engineers where he heads up The Technical Application Group which manages all company technical software applications in the areas of CAD GIS environmental data management and construction management.

Chuck has been involved with the Autodesk reseller channel, and has authored several books and articles on CAD GIS and related topics. He is certified as an Autodesk Civil 3D Implementation Expert. Prior to his current position at OBG he owned his own Consulting firm which specialized in CAD and GIS implementation and training. Chuck frequently trains and guest speaks around the country.

Chuck holds a BA degree in Physics and a Master of Science in Physics both from S.U.N.Y Oswego

Who Should Attend

The classes are suited for civil engineers, civil engineering students, civil CAD professionals and environmental professionals.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $450.00
Student: $450.00
State: $450.00
Private Industry: $925.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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