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Roads Scholar #3:
Drainage: The Key to Roads That Last
About the Course
For roads that last, proper drainage is critical in much of Louisiana which can be difficult for road owners given the nature of our climate, soils, and topography. Thus, roadway problems commonly found in Louisiana as a result are saturated soils, ditches that never dry out, vegetation, sediment and obstructions in ditches and pipes, etc.
-Describe the problems associated with poor drainage
-Identify the factors contributing to good drainage
-List the steps in the Basic Hydrologic Cycle
-Discuss the characteristics and principles of roadway drainage
-Describe the importance of Roadway Protective Measures
-Name the common types of Drainage Systems
-Develop Inspection Procedures for Drainage Systems
-Incorporate Good Practices in Maintenance of Drainage
Who Should Attend
This class is recommended for Parish and Local Agency Engineers, Managers, Supervisors and Employees who direct or conduct maintenance or repair of roadways and drainage systems in Louisiana.
Registration/Check-in 7:00 a.m.
Class 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
ALEXANDRIA — 08/25/2021
AEX Conference Room, England Airpark
1100 Frank Andrews Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303
Conference Room is located on the 3rd Floor of the terminal.
Attendees may park in the paid parking lot.
Parking validation is available.
COVINGTON — 12/15/2021
Bogue Falaya Hall
317 N. Jefferson Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
All locations will require adherence to current safety protocols which may include social distancing and wearing a face covering. Some locations will require additional screening, including temperature checks and basic screening questions.
Jim Ferguson, P.E., CFM
For over 20 years, Jim Ferguson has been involved in the field of civil engineering in the public and private sector. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Works for West Feliciana, where he oversees all parish infrastructure, water and sewer utilities, development permitting, planning and zoning. Previous to that, he served as a Chief Engineer with the City of Baton Rouge, first in design and then in construction. For his first seven years in public service, he was the Drainage Engineer for East Baton Rouge Parish. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager, a Certified Levee Inspector in the State of Louisiana, and holds Professional Engineering licenses in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia. For the past twelve years, he has operated his sole proprietorship, AJ Ferguson Jr. Consulting Services, in which he provides engineering support to local governments and municipalities, as well as designing several commercial and residential development projects in the private sector.
Fees & Cancellations for RS#3
$25 for Public Agencies
$50 Private Agencies
Credit card payments are accepted through the online registration system. Checks or money orders are also accepted.
Make checks payable to:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Mail checks to:
4099 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge,
ATTN: Courtney Dupre
Registration is required one week in advance of class. Failure to cancel at least 72 hours prior will result in a forfeit of the registration fee. Participant substitution is available.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit will be awarded as follows: six (6) PDHs for RS#3. LTRC is a Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, approved Sponsor/Provider of Continuing Professional Development.
Contact the LTAP Office via:
Phone: (225) 767-9717
Fax: (225) 767-9156