Improving the Performance of the Transportation Industry Through Training
My Training My Profile Checkoutshopping cart
Home Contact Us Help
Search for a Course
more search options
Connect with us
Receive regular email updates
Find Training
Browse Upcoming Sessions
Choose Delivery Type Options

Choose Program Area Options

Choose Session Options
Between and

Course Description

River Engineering for Highway Encroachments

PROGRAM AREA: Hydraulics
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
3 Days
2.1 Units
$925 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


The course provides training in the theory and application of alluvial channel flow, fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, and river mechanics to the planning, location, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of highways. Material for this course comes from "Hydraulic Design Series 6 (HDS-6): River Engineering for Highway Encroachments Highways in the River Environment." The course includes detailed coverage on how to estimate rates of sediment transport by selecting appropriate equations for use in the computations. Additional topics include sediment properties and sediment measurement techniques. Case histories provide practical examples of problems that occur at highway crossings and encroachments of streams and rivers. A computer generated 360-degree virtual tour site visit is used for a comprehensive workshop. Example problems in sediment transport will be worked by the course participants.

Prior to the beginning of the course, participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Web-based training entitled, 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review. Mastery of the concepts covered in this WBT is important to successful completion of the Instructor-led training.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply open channel flow equations and concepts to flow in alluvial channels
  • Determine resistance to flow and sediment transport at highway crossings
  • Apply sediment transport and sediment continuity relationships for the analysis of streambed degradation and aggradation
  • Evaluate the inter-relationships between fluvial (river) geomorphology and highway hydraulic design


Engineers who are responsible for the evaluation of stream stability and the design of highway hydraulic structures. The course is designed for graduate engineers (BS) who have been trained in basic hydraulics of rigid-boundary, open channel flow.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 9/26/2017
End Date: 9/28/2017
Location: COLUMBUS, OH
Local Coordinator: Sarah Welsh (614) 387-7359
29 Public Seats
$925 Per Participant
3 FHWA Seats

Sign up for session alerts to receive email alerts when sessions of this course are scheduled.

Host this Course

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


You are about to access, a secure service provided by the United States Department of the Treasury.

Beginning March 15, 2017, to access users must use:

  1. Internet Explorer version 11 or higher
  2. Google Chrome version 30 or higher
  3. Mozilla Firefox version 27 or higher
  4. Apple Safari version 7 or higher

For questions, concerns, technical issues or for more information, please contact Customer Service at:

800-624-1373 (Toll free, Option #2)

216-579-2112 (Option #2)

Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM ET.


You are now leaving the National Highway Institute's Web Site

You are about to access

Thank you for visiting.

You are about to access a link outside of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Our Web sites have many links to other organizations, including educational institutions and non-profit associations. Please note: While links to Web sites outside of DOT are offered for your convenience in accessing transportation-related information, please be aware that when you exit DOT Web sites, the privacy policy, including tracking technology, computer security, intellectual property protection and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (accessibility requirements) no longer apply. In addition, DOT cannot attest to the accuracy, relevancy, timeliness or completeness of information provided by linked sites. Linking to a Web site does not constitute an endorsement by DOT or any of its employees of the sponsors of the site or the products presented on the site. For more information, please view DOT's Web site linking policy. To get back to the page you were previously viewing, click your browser's "Back" button.