February 20, 2020


Spotsylvania Public Utilities
9119 Dean Ridings Lane
Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Contact Hours



As budgets for drainage structure replacements are decreased, the importance of proper culvert installation increases.  A public agency capable of properly installing culverts provides a valuable service to the citizens they support.  The first half of the training day provides information to increase the attendee’s knowledge on the proper installation practices and post installation inspection practices for the three-primary culvert material (concrete pipe, plastic pipe and metal pipe) choices in Virginia.  The intent of this training is to ensure owners maximize the service life of their culvert choice.  The course transitions from round culverts to box culverts for the remainder of the day.  This class explains the proper installation practices for precast reinforced box culverts. This training segment empowers a public agency with the ability to install/replace small bridges with their own assets, stretching budgets and increasing project opportunities.


8:00 am – Registration

8:15 am:

  • Pipe Installation
  • Pipe Fundamentals
    • Trench Fundamentals
    • Installation Procedures
    • Practical Exercise

    11:45 – Lunch (Provided)

    12:45 am

    • Post Installation Inspection
    • Pipe Analysis
    • Joint Analysis
    • Interpreting Inspection Results
    • Practical Exercise

    2:45 pm:

    • Precast Box Culvert Installation
    • Box Culvert Installation Procedures/Techniques
    • Box Culvert Applications
    • Bottomless Box Culvert Fundamentals
    • Practical Exercise

    4:00 pm:  Course Summary/Group Exercise

    4:30 pm: Adjourn


Walter C. Catlett

Mr. Catlett is a registered engineer responsible for technical training of precast concrete products across the United States. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA.  His training focus remains on educating engineers, contractors/installers and inspectors on proper installation practices that provide strategic opportunities for public agencies. He remains an active member of the Arkansas Transportation Research Advisory Council, Virginia LTAP Advisory Board and a facilitator for several Local Technical Assistance Programs.  Mr. Catlett retired from the military in January of 2018 after completing 30 years of combined service in the United States Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserve.

Who Should Attend

Personnel involved in culvert installation/replacement/utilization on state and local roads; road/bridge workers, foremen, superintendents, inspectors as well as engineers and technicians seeking training on proper installation practices of culverts, box culverts and their functions as well as design considerations. Experienced personnel needing a refresher on pipe and box culvert installation/utilization will 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

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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