September 25, 2019


John Tyler Community College Campus

800 Charter Colony Parkway

Midlothian, VA 23114

Contact Hours



This course emphasizes the importance of good drainage with discussions of water and its effects on roads, problems caused by improper drainage, and ways to handle these problems. It covers types of drainage facilities, ranging from ditches, culverts, subdrains, inlets and end structures. Their uses, materials, installation and maintenance as well as erosion control are addressed. It also introduces geosynthetic drainage applications.



Importance of Drainage

Characteristics of Water

System Maintenance

Drainage Principles

Surface & Subsurface Drainage



Drainage Culverts – Materials & Placement

Headwalls, Endwalls & Inlets

Erosion Control

Geosynthetics in Drainage


Edwin Stellfox

Mr. Edwin C. Stellfox is a civil engineer and former director of the Maryland LTAP Center.  He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a Master’s in Education from Penn State University and over 45 years experience in Public Works with 30 years transferring transportation technology with the LTAP Program.

Who Should Attend

Personnel involved in drainage on state and local roads; road workers, foremen, superintendents as well as entry-level engineers and technicians with limited experience in drainage, its functions, design, and implementation. Experienced personnel needing a refresher on hydraulic fundamentals may find this class beneficial

Registration and Payment

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

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

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