Drainage Engineers Courses
The OSPE Land Drainage Committee organizes technical courses to meet specific learning needs of drainage engineers. Typically a half-day, the annual course is scheduled the afternoon before the Drainage Engineers Conference.
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The Drainage Act and the Role of the Engineer
Drainage Engineers Training Sessions – Training Session 1 (of 3 Training Sessions)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
11:30 am to 5 pm
This course is directed to employees of engineering firms involved in preparing reports under the Drainage Act.
Drainage Engineers Course (Thursday, October 26) $150.00 (plus $19.50 HST) = $169.50
The course fee includes lunch and parking. Registration is restricted to employees of engineering firms. If space is available, registration will open to the general audience.
INTRODUCTION – Sid Vander Veen, P.Eng., Drainage Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
- Drainage Act overview with emphasis on the responsibility of the engineer for Reports under Sec. 4, 78, 76, 84, 65 & 40
- Scope and application of the Drainage Act
ENGINEER’S ROLE UNDER THE DRAINAGE ACT – Sid Vander Veen, P.Eng., Drainage Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
- Section 11 – independence of engineer
- Section 8(1) – appointment of engineer
- Section 8(2) – naming of engineer who will have charge of project
- “Quasi-judicial role of the engineer” – Referee decisions
PROJECT SCOPING MEETINGS – Sid Vander Veen, P.Eng., Drainage Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
- When are meetings needed?
- Establish stakeholders to invite – drainage superintendent, C.A. representatives, key land owners, road superintendent, utilities representatives
- Details to be reviewed
LEGAL ASPECT OF PETITIONS AND AREA REQUIRING DRAINAGE – John Kuntze, P.Eng., K.Smart Associates Limited
- Defining area requiring drainage
- Counting signatures – sufficiency of petition
- Review of key Referee decisions regarding this subject
SECTION 78 WORK – John Kuntze, P.Eng., K.Smart Associates Limited
- Define work within and outside the scope of Section 78
- Petition vs. request and other differences
PRELIMINARY OFFICE WORK – Michael Gerrits, P.Eng., R. Dobbin Engineering Inc.
- Information sources – old plans & reports, maps, photos, aerials
- Establishing the watershed: soil types, slope, land use, land practice; environmental concerns, public utilities, private utilities (e.g. tile drainage, wells, waterlines)
ON-SITE MEETING – Tony Peralta, P.Eng., N.J. Peralta Engineering Ltd.
- Determining area requiring drainage
- Format, general problem definition, suggested solutions
- Owner interviews & property grant eligibility
PRELIMINARY REPORTS – Gerard Rood, P.Eng., Rood Engineering Inc.
- Purpose of the preliminary report
- Preliminary report content
- Engineer’s role at meeting to consider the preliminary report
FIELD WORK – Mark Hernandez, P.Eng., Dillon Consulting Limited
- Survey, bench marks, staking, high water marks, soils investigations, existing channel features, crossings, private/public utilities
CONTENT OF REPORTS – Jeff Dickson, P.Eng., R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
- Content required by Drainage Act
- Content required by others (e.g. Tribunal, A.D.I.P., Referee)
- Report format – components
- Engineer’s role at the meeting to consider final report
SUFFICIENT OUTLET – Jeff Dickson, P.Eng., R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited
- Section 15 of Drainage Act
- The engineer’s duties
- When is modelling required
- What to watch out for
- Past Referee decisions
GENERAL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Drainage Engineers Training Sessions
Session 2 – Assessments, Allowances and Design
October 25, 2018 (tentative date)
Session 3 – Acts, Miscellaneous Sections of the Act, Appraisals, Benefit Cost, etc.
October 24, 2019 (tentative date)