Overview of the Storm and Sanitary Analysis Course

In this online Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA) training course, participants will learn and apply the tools offered by SSA, the Civil 3D companion software for stormwater management and design.

SSA provides users with the necessary tools to carry out the stormwater and sanitary design component of the project.

The Stormwater and Sanitary Analysis course includes a series of step-by-step tutorials, with clear and concise explanations. Participants will be able to understand the reason behind every design step.

In general, learners complete the Storm and Sanitary Analysis course within an average of 10 to 20 hours and will have 90 days to complete the course.

GET A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT & DIGITAL BADGE

At the end of each chapter, there are optional quizzes in order to evaluate the user's learning progress. 

Participants will need to get a minimum percentage of 70 for each chapter in order to receive the certificate of achievement and digital badge that can be downloaded as a PDF, shared on social media such as LinkedIn, and even embedded into an email signature. 


TARGET USERS

This course, entitled “Advanced Civil 3D: Stormwater and Sanitary Analysis” is for intermediate to advanced levels of users. The course is purposefully designed to be a hands-on duplication of the real-life experience of the authors. So, this will allow first-time users to save significant time in the inherent trial and error process of learning new design software. On the other hand, more advanced users can reinforce their capabilities. At the same time, they can compare their design practices and processes to the methods used by the designers of this course.

The course uses a “To the Point” approach to tackle the subject at hand. 

The course uses a solid instructional experience and a cutting edge presentation technique.  With this approach, we can highlight the most important points of the course.

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The course material includes the Storm And Sanitary Analysis printable eBook and a complete set of practice files. In addition, the course is continually updated to include the latest software versions, new workflows, news, and more.

In order to obtain a certificate of achievement and digital badge, you will need to complete an evaluation test, with a 70% passing grade.

The certification test can be taken online, as many times as needed, as long as the user's account is active.

STORM AND SANITARY ANALYSIS (SSA)  vs SWMM (EPA-SWMM, PC-SWMM, etc.)

Most hydrologic models are based on the EPA's Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) model. SWMM is a proven model design and analyzing urban and also rural drainage systems. 

SSA has a built-in capability to run a SWMM model, as well as TR-55, HEC-1, Rational method, and many other hydrologic models.

SSA is uniquely suited for land development design due to its seamless integration with Civil 3D.

HOW TO GET STORM AND SANITARY ANALYSIS

It is unbeknownst to many users, but SSA is automatically installed with Civil 3D, and it is readily available out of the box. We will see in the Storm And Sanitary Analysis course where to access the installed SSA package.

To get the AutoCAD Civil 3D software Autodesk offers several options.

The easiest way to obtain the software for the Storm And Sanitary Analysis course is to contact an Autodesk Partner like Infratech Civil.

A second option is to directly purchase a subscription through the Autodesk Subscription Centre.  Once there, you have to subscribe on a monthly or annual term. A monthly subscription is a great option for people sporadic needs. For more stable users the three-year subscription option is probably a better option.

A third option if available to qualified students. They can request an educational version of the software. While the free student version comes as a full-fledged version they should be aware that every drawing opened with a student version of the software will print with an AutoDesk watermark.

Finally, another great option is to download a free Civil 3D 30-day trial version. This is a great option for people not familiar with the software and wishing to try it out. The free Civil 3D download is also a great option for people taking this Storm And Sanitary Analysis course.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Requisite: Pipe Networks(LEVEL 2 COURSE)

    • Introduction

    • Laying out a Storm Sewer network

    • Pipe Rules

    • Pipe Parts List

    • Pipe Network by Objects

    • Pipe Network by Creation Tools

    • Projecting Pipes in Profiles

  • 3

    Stormwater Design in Civil 3D

    • Practice files

    • Pond Sizing

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Extracting Stage Storage Data

    • Catchment Design in Civil 3D

    • Stormwater Parts List

    • Stormwater Part Migration Default

    • Exporting to SSA Automatically

    • Exporting to SSA Manually

  • 4

    SSA Interface

    • Starting SSA

    • SSA Interface Components

    • Plan View

    • Project Data Tree

    • Project Options

    • Analysis Options

    • Hydrology

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Hydraulics

    • Menu Bar

  • 5

    Storm Sewers Design (Peak Flows)

    • Project Options

    • Analysis Options

    • Hydrology - Subcatchments

    • Hydrology Rainfall

    • Hydraulics - Nodes : Junctions and Storages

    • Hydraulics - Nodes: Inlets

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Hydraulics - Nodes: Outfalls

    • Hydraulics - Links: Orifices and Weirs

    • Model Analysis: Plofile Plot

  • 6

    Detention Pond Design (Volume Control)

    • Introduction

    • TR-55 Curve Number

    • Rain Gages

    • Pre-Development Conditions

    • Post-Development Conditions

  • 7

    Analysis and Output

    • Profile Plots

    • Time Series Plot

    • Output Animation

    • Reports

  • 8

    Round Trip To Civil 3D

    • Exporting from SSA

    • Importing Into Civil 3D

  • 9

    Conclusion and Quiz

    • How to Earn Your Certificate of Achievement and Digital Badge

    • Final Quiz

    • Before you go...

Course Developer and Facilitator

Professional Engineer

Mahamadou Siddo

Mahamadou Siddo is an Ontario registered Professional Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in land development design. As an Autodesk certified professional and trainer he has completed hundreds of training sessions in corporate and academic settings.