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StormPACK is the leading software for analyzing and designing urban drainage systems, stormwater sewers, and sanitary sewers. It includes a range of features and capabilities that make it faster, simpler to use, and more accurate. StormPACK is used by over 3,000 companies worldwide.

Course Description

BOSS International provides standardized and customized training for StormNET—the most powerful stormwater management software available. Learn from the experts that develop, maintain, and support StormNET. Upon completion of this course, you will have complete knowledge of StormNET and will be able to create, maintain, run, and analyze your stormwater models with complete confidence. 

This training course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of StormNET's capabilities for design engineers, project managers, and municipal engineers of all experience levels who analyze, design, or review urban drainage stormwater infrastructure. 

Through “real-world” examples, participants will develop their own stormwater models and simulate different stormwater management alternatives. Tips and tricks on increasing overall proficiency and productivity are provided throughout the training. 

The primary focus of this training course is to provide “hands-on” experience. Participants will learn by doing, using StormNET in “real-world” stormwater applications. By combining this training with an “in-house” project, participants are able to bill the training to an actual project while able to earn continuing education credits.

This training course covers the following:

  • Stormwater fundamentals, including theory and principals that underlie StormNET
  • Model theory, limitations, standard applications
  • In-depth, step-by-step model building exercises
  • Importing aerial orthophotos and CAD drawings
  • Importing GIS and other data
  • Defining element prototypes
  • Sizing and designing detention ponds and outfall structures
  • Defining rainfall and precipitation data, how to apply local rainfall design storms
  • Modeling water quality, pollutant build-up, wash-off, removal, and treatment
  • Various hydrology and time of concentration methods
  • Interconnected ponds, tailwater submergence
  • Looped networks, parallel networks, surcharging, diversions
  • Determining time of concentration (Tc)
  • Computing composite Curve Numbers
  • Curb and gutter inlet capacity, design, and analysis
  • Model calibration and optimization
  • Design pump and lift stations, force mains
  • Scenario management
  • Pipe network, open channel, culverts, manholes, storage structures
  • Diversion and bypass flow structures
  • Junction head losses
  • Pipe sizing for parallel or replacement pipes
  • Exfiltration and pipe storage structures
  • Best management practices (BMP)
  • Hydrodynamic hydraulic and energy grade lines and animate over time
  • Determining system capacity and locating system deficiencies
  • Reviewing and interpreting analysis results using graphs, tables, profiles and plan views
  • Model comparisons between pre-developed and proposed drainage systems
  • Generating engineering reports
  • Analysis output export

Seminar Benefits

  • Benefit from “hands-on” instruction throughout the course
  • Learn practical applications in stormwater hydrology and hydraulics
  • Understand stormwater modeling with StormNET
  • Develop confidence in application of StormNET to a variety of modeling problems
  • Learn how to troubleshoot models
  • Learn how to review analysis results
  • Learn advanced modeling techniques
  • Learn to recognize potential problems in a modeling situation

Attendees' Comments

“Enjoyed working on our project during the training course. The freeform instruction helped in completing the project.”

Chuck Gopperton
Phoenix, AZ

“Our instructor [Matt Andrew] was extremely open and personable, with an honest desire to exchange ideas and knowledge with the students. I liked the way the training started out structured and then had open time to explore the program and learn what mattered to each individual with the instructor right there if you had a question.”
Kathryn Gerber 
Tucson, AZ

“I will be using StormNET for pipe sizing, basin design, stormwater sewer analysis and sanitary sewer design. This course was very informative, and the instructor [Matt Andrew] was professional with extensive knowledge with regard to stormwater modeling.”
Steve Garland , P.E., LSIT
Civil Engineer
Sherman Carter Barnhart PSC
Lexington, KY

“The StormNET training was extremely helpful for our engineering department.”
Fred R. Eastridge, P.E., P.L.S.
Director of Engineering
Civil Engineering/Land Development
Sherman Carter Barnhart PSC

Lexington, KY

“From this training, I will be able to simulate and design drainage and sewer networks for our five projects which are mainly large housing developments. I liked that our instructor [Matt Andrew] got the students involved to determine their understanding of certain stormwater concepts.”
Melicia Alphonso
Project Engineer
Trinity Housing, Ltd. (The RHL Group)
San Juan, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

“Utilizing the skills acquired, I will be checking existing drainage models for adequacy and I will be using StormNET for designing new drainage models. I liked how our instructor [Matt Andrew] used relevant examples to explain the abilities of the software. I would recommend this course to others because a properly designed drainage network is essential to the development of any community. The consequences of not having a good design is both costly and disastrous.”
Shevlin Smith
Trinity Housing, Ltd. (The RHL Group)
San Juan, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

“I found that the structured approach to learning the software (i.e., step by step) was most definitely useful. My daily responsibilities include that of preparing drainage designs for all projects within the contracting operations of Trinity Housing. By using StormNET, I will be able to accomplish this task very efficiently. I found our instructor [Matt Andrew] to be extremely skilled in keeping the focus of the class to where it should be at all times. Drainage studies is generally a mystery to young practicing engineers. This course and the StormNET software show the proper use to address these issues.”
Patrick Drake, Project Manager
Trinity Housing, Ltd. (The RHL Group)
San Juan, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

“I liked how the course topics where tailored to suit our unique design conditions. I will be able to use what I learned at this course to more accurately model the subbasin conditions using the techniques I learned. This, in conjunction with local rainfall data, will enable my drainage designs to generate more accurate flow analyses and simulate these conditions. This will help us determine the most economic and effective design. I liked how our instructor [Matt Andrew] delivered the information we needed—Attention was given to each student's unique challenges and concerns. This course highlighted the alternative methods of modeling which more closely mimics the actual conditions of the project area.”
Samantha Roberts
Trinity Housing, Ltd. (The RHL Group)
San Juan, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

“I will use what I learned at this course to design our stormwater infrastructure. I liked how our instructor [Matt Andrew] gave in depth explanations.”
Chukwuemeka Nduka
Sr. Project Manager
Trinity Housing, Ltd. (The RHL Group)
San Juan, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

“The shortcuts that were shown will speed up our work. We are going to be using StormNET to model a combined stormwater and sanitary sewer system for the City of Metropolis, IL. I liked the fact that we were able to work on a real project during the training—it is the best way to learn how to use StormNET.”
Brian Giltner, P.E., S.E. 
Engineering, Inc.
Metropolis, IL

“Every aspect of what we went over during the training course will be very useful in our stormwater work.”
Joseph Matesevac, P.E.
Vice President
Engineering, Inc.
Metropolis, IL

“StormNET training was very complete and everything was useful. We will be able to use the material directly on the project we are working on. The instructor [Matt Andrew] was a good instructor. I would recommend this course for others—it was very effective.”
Eric M. Hahn
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Fort Worth, TX

“I will be using StormNET to model drainage systems. The instructor [Matt Andrew] modified the training to suit our needs. Everything covered was applicable to our work.”
Jerrod Melander, P.E.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Fort Worth, TX

“We use StormNET to size storm drains, detention basins, catch basins, and to determine street capacities. Our instructor [Matt Andrew] was very thorough and knowledgeable on the software.”
Joe Anderson
CLC Associates, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

“I really like the routing and graphical display of data, as well as the export capabilities to MS Excel and Word. Training was very clear and precise. Our instructor [Matt Andrew] handled repeated questions well.”
Spencer Uminski
CLC Associates, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

“Our instructor [Matt Andrew] made a video of the training, which will be very helpful for training new engineers in the future.”
Bridget Elliott
CLC Associates, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

“Thanks for the class.”
Jim Minor, P.E.
Southern Company Services, Inc.
Birmingham, AL

“Found the entire class useful. I will apply StormNET to our site design and erosion control projects. Liked the instructor's [Matt Andrew] ability to teach the course in a hands-on manner.”
Herman Pollard
Southern Company Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

“Instructor [Matt Andrew] was very friendly and personable. He kept everything on the level of the class and did not teach above people's abilities. Very good software, we will be able to use it on upcoming projects for site development, watershed analysis, designing pump stations, water quality, and permit submittals.”
Name withheld upon request
Southern Company Services, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

“Enjoyed seeing the ability to compare different hydrology methods. We can apply this software for our hydrology designs for site developments. Instructor [Matt Andrew] was very knowledgeable about the subject matter.”
Barry Neasman
Southern Company Services, Inc.
Civil Engineer
Atlanta, GA

“Chris, our instructor, let us define the direction of instruction which allowed us to cover the issues that were most relevant to us.”
Edward C. Thomas, P.E.
Project Manager
Gray & Associates, Inc.
Reno, NV

“Appreciated the hands-on approach to work related projects. He [Chris] was flexible with requests and questions about a variety of different aspects of the program. Great learning experience variety in lessons and applications, relaxed learning environment, work related applications.”
Joanne McHenry, M.A.Sc.
Hatch Energy
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

“The best part was the hands-on examples. Going through the examples as a whole class really helped enhance my understanding of the software. It was a very effective and productive course.”
State of Alabama
Office of Water Resources
Montgomery, AL

“Matt tailored examples to our work. All of the training was directly applicable. Matt was great!”
Timothy J. Hall, P.E.
Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.
Peabody, MA