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October 26 - 28, 2020
9:00am - 11:30am Central Time
*Attendance is required for all 3 sessions in order to recieve Roads Scholar credit. 6PDHs will be awarded.*
A Zoom link will be provided via the registration confirmation email. This course is being offered free of charge.
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.
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.