Culvert and Storm Drain Inspection

Culvert washouts and failures have significant impact on railway viability, often on par with the consequences of bridge failures.  Culvert and storm drain systems are vital assets that require periodic maintenance and repair to achieve their design service life and proper function.  This course presents methodology for rapid condition evaluation of culverts and buried bridges that establishes a rating system to prevent failure/washout.  The system also provides a framework for managing assets, reducing risk, and prioritizing maintenance and rehabilitation.
Presenter Bios: 

Matthew C. Richie
is a Senior Project Manager with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. in Houston, TX.  Matthew is a licensed structural engineer experienced in the design, analysis, condition assessment, repair, and failure investigation, and failure risk analysis of buried structures.  Projects include buried bridges, pipelines, tanks, tunnels, culverts (of various cross-sectional shapes).  Matthew has been a member of AREMA committee 1 for more than 7 years and is active in many professional committees and groups.

Shawn R. Coombs, PE is a Federal Engineering Manager with Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. in South Carolina. He is a thermoplastic and reinforced concrete pipe design engineer, with more than 25 years of experience in forensic evaluation and construction practices of buried pipe systems and a member of AREMA Committee 1 for over 10-years.  As the Federal Engineering Manager, Shawn works with Private, State and Federal organizations to develop standards that enhance resiliency and system longevity, while encouraging sustainable practices. 


Life Members: $189.00
Student Members: $149.50

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2/22/2023 2:00 PM - 2/23/2023 4:00 PM

PDH Hours: 4.0

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