Classroom Seminar
Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete Design of Hydraulic Structures


Glendale, CO


10/15/2019 - 10/17/2019


This course is intended as an introductory course for persons who have at least one course in reinforced concrete design. The course will provide a thorough overview of the fundamentals of specifying the fresh and hardened properties of concrete mixes; the review of applicable codes for concrete hydraulic structures; the design philosophy and methodology of reinforced concrete hydraulic structures; and issues associated with the construction process. The course will include actual design examples of frequently used hydraulic structures utilizing current design codes and guidelines that are focused on reducing cracking, limiting deflections, increasing durability, and decreasing permeability. The following is a brief outline:

  • History of Concrete
  • Comparison of Codes (ACI 318, ACI 350, USACE, USBR, USDA)
  • Properties of fresh and hardened concrete
  • Types and properties of reinforcement
  • Concrete Mix Design
  • Loading Conditions Unique to Hydraulic Structures
  • Design Examples and Class Problems
  • Concrete Repair and Remediation
  • Joint Treatments, Waterstops, Drainage
  • Construction QA/QC
  • Software Available for Reinforced Concrete Design

Five learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

  • Understand what influences the fresh and hardened properties of reinforced concrete.
  • Learn the design codes and loadings unique to the design of hydraulic structures.
  • Learn how to design a durable hydraulic structure that is resistant to degradation, undermining, and destabilizing uplift pressures.
  • Be able to review concrete design reports, specifications and drawings of non-complex structures for errors and omissions.
  • Review construction means and methods affecting the performance of hydraulic structures

Registration Rates: Download the Registration Form or Register Online

  • Member Rate: $850 on or before October 1/$900 after October 1
  • Non-Member Rate: $950 on or before October 1/$1,000 after October 1

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before October 8. After October 8 no refunds will be given.

PDHs Available:

  • 18 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers are eligible to receive up-to 17.5 PDHs for the completion of the course.


The course will be held at the Infinity Park Event Center - Full Conference Room at 4400 E. Kentucky Ave, Glendale, CO 80246. Parking is free for seminar attendees. Please review the map to locate P1 parking in relation to the facility. It is approximately ½ block from the facility. 

No ASDSO group room blocks have been reserved, however, Infinity Park Event Center has “official hotel partners” and “nearby hotels” available for special rates. 


In an effort to be more sustainable, a hard-copy manual will not be printed for this course. Registered attendees will have access to a PDF version of all materials in advance of the course. You will be able to download and save or download and print the materials to bring to the course.

To register download the registration form and return it to ASDSO or visit the ASDSO Portal and Register Online! Not a member? Become a member before registering and save!

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