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May Technical Lunch Meeting


What:  Drainage and Stormwater Management for Linear Projects

Presenter:  Gamal Hassan, PE; President/Senior River Mechanics Engineer

When: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Time: Lunch is served at 11:45AM

Networking from 11:30AM – 12:00PM

Presentation begins at 12:00PM

Where: Westwood Club;

  6200 W Club Ln, Richmond, VA 23226

Registration Price:  $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Note the price will increase to $30 for both members and non-members at COB Monday, May 20th.

PDH: 1 Credit


The fast approaching date of June 30, 2019, ushers a fundamental change in the application of federal and state regulations to drainage, stormwater management and water quality, and erosion and sediment control designs. While some legacy projects would be grandfathered to the existing regulations, the vast majority of transportation projects will require applications of multiple complex design methodologies that will have impacts to both the project’s budget and construction schedule.

Starting July 1. 2019, all land disturbance projects, including transportation linear projects, will require the application of the Runoff Reduction and Energy Balance Methods which will replace the much simpler Performance Based Method in the design of the stormw

ater management and water quality facilities. While the performance Based Method has been in use for a long time, its application in land disturbance projects has not sufficiently improved the water quality and sediment loads in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) developed the Runoff Reduction and Energy Balance Methods to accelerate water quality improvement in addition to reduction of sediment load in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Drainage and Stormwater Management for Linear Projects will highlight the critical components of Part IIB criteria requirements for Runoff Reduction and Energy Balance Method, in addition to their relevance and applications in linear projects. Additional


ly, this presentation will include common challenges associated with Part IIB requirements’ compliance and practical design solutions for linear projects. Practical design solutions will include presentations of successfully compliant VDOT projects

Presenter: Gamal Hassan, PE

Brief Educational Highlight:

Masters of Art, Applied Mathematics, Marshall University (1988).

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt (1981).

Mr. Hassan possesses more than 30 years of practical experience in the fields of Hydrology and Hydraulic studies including Drainage and innovative Stormwater Management and Water Quality designs for transportation linear projects. Additional expertise include Watershed and Floodplain Modeling, River Mechanics and Complex Inner-Costal Hydrodynamics and Modeling, Scour Studies, Flood Hazard Analysis.  Additional expertise in Sediment Transport (scour/erosion) and Sediment Control Analyses, River Training and Scour Countermeasure Designs, Roadway Drainage Systems, Storm Water Management and Water Quality Studies.

Mr. Hassan worked on several mega projects such as the High Rise Bridge (2017 – 2020), Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement (Virginia, 1998 to 2014), Hurricane Katrina Surge Hydrodynamic model, I-10 Bridge Replacement over Lake Pontchartrain, Baton Rouge, LA (Louisiana, 2005-2006), Hurricane Evacuation Route Designs in Louisiana (2004-2005) and in Virginia (2012-2015). Mr. Hassan continues to serve as VDOT expert witness defending the Department in litigation cases since 2006.


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