December 19, 2018


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

Contact Hours



Hydrology & Hydraulics 1 Day workshop using AutoCAD Civil 3D, Sanitary Storm Analysis, and River Analysis

This 1 Day Workshop focuses around using tools of the trade to perform Hydrology and Hydraulics Design, Analysis and Simulation on a few real world projects and scenarios. The student will use Tools based around Civil 3D such as Sanitary Storm Analysis to explore and finish hands on exercises that involve topics in Storm, Open Channel, HecRAS design situations. A fundamental knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 is a very helpful prerequisite.

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.


Topics include

  • Surface Creation and Analysis
  • Pipe networks
  • Simple Analysis Tools
  • Working bidirectionally with The Civil 3D Model and Sanitary Storm Analysis
  • Using Sanitary Storm Analysis as a stand alone
  • Working with HecRAS, River Analysis, and your Civil 3D Model


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 class is for Civil Engineers and Designers, Civil CAD Professionals, Environmental Professionals. The student will need to bring their own PC laptop with a minimum of 8 Gb RAM.

Note to UVA ESE Students: The course is ideally suited for students wishing to gain a proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D to compete for internships and entry-level positions.

Registration and Payment

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

Local Government: $125.00
Student: $125.00
State: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

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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