October 2016

Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects

Please Note
Please bring a calculator to the session.
Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects - Day 2
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects - Day 3
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America), Progress International Ltd.
Credit: 21 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price APEGBC Member: Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects: $950.00 + GST = $997.50 until Sept 28, 2016

APEGBC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects: $1150.00 + GST = $1207.50

Non-Member Price: Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects: $1150.00 + GST = $1207.50

APEGBC Student Member Price: Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects: $575.00 + GST = $603.75
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 28, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note: Please bring a calculator to the session.
The course offers fundamentals of sediment engineering for river and costal projects with the following objectives:
  • To determine when and how erosion and sedimentation take place in rivers and coastal regions
  • To estimate the magnitude of the sediment transport in river and coastal projects
  • To get familiar with applications of sediment transport engineering in such fields as river engineering, coastal structures, bridge pier design, dam design, stormwater management, and hydropower plants

Special features of the course are:

  • Hands-on class exercises and tests
  • Educational video clips
  • Several computational aids
  • Real-life case studies
  • A collection of technical literature (softcopy)


Applications of Sediment Transport in River and Costal Engineering
Market for the Expertise
Fundamental Hydraulic Concepts
  • River hydraulics
  • Coastal hydraulics
  • Sediment Properties
  • Modes of Transport
  • Velocity and Concentration Distributions
  • Bed Forms
  • Sediment Load Types
  • River Sediment Estimators
  • River-specific vs. general equations
  • Three types:
    • Bed load only
    • Suspended load only
    • Total load
  • Coastal Sediment
  • Introduction to waves, currents and beaches
  • Long-shore sediment transport
  • Cross-shore sediment transport
  • Coastal sediment estimators
  • Special Topics
    • Sediment impact on groins, breakwaters, jetties, and subsea pipelines
    • Reservoir sedimentation
    • Scour around bridge piers
    • Stable channel (Regime canal)
    • Sediment exclusion from water intakes
    • Physical modelling of sediment transport
    • Common mistakes in sediment management
    • Publicly available software
  • A Comprehensive Problem  (including both river and coastal sediment issues)
  • Solution to the Comprehensive Problems
  • Five Take-away Messages

Who Should Attend

Engineering, hydrotechnical, and environmental professionals from engineering firms or provincial and federal authorities with 0 to 20 years of experience dealing with river and coastal projects

Note: Please bring a calculator to the session.


Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng.,

Director, Progress International Consultants
Dr. Saied Saiedi (P.Eng.) is a civil engineer with 28 years of engineering and academic experience in Iran, Australia (WRL), Malaysia (PETRONAS) and Canada (Hatch, Progress International Consultants). His hydrotechnical interests cover a wide range: Free surface flow (hydraulic structures, sediment transport, hydropower dams, river engineering …), water/power tunnel design, coastal structures and processes, floating offshore structures, flood studies, and dam safety review. He has developed, managed, and reviewed several numerical and physical modeling works. As a private consultant and project manager, he managed eight consultancy projects on dam and hydropower bids in Iran and served as a contract designer or adviser for various engineering firms and water authorities in Iran and Malaysia.
Dr. Saiedi designed and oversaw the construction of a flume for river, wave, and sediment studies at Water Research Laboratory (UNSW, Sydney, Australia) in 1991-92. The facility has been since used for many projects involving riverine flows and coastal waves.
For several years in the 2000’s, Dr. Saiedi served NAHRIM (National Association of Hydraulic Research in Malaysia) as the senior adviser for coastal engineering projects. He managed and technically led a design project on erosion protection and rehabilitation works related to a major hydropower facility in Malaysia in 2006-2007.  Also, while working for PETRONAS (Malaysian national oil and gas company), Dr. Saiedi trained several groups of engineers from various engineering disciplines to enter the realm of marine engineering through five applied courses.  In 2006-2008, Dr. Saiedi conceptually designed and oversaw the construction of a large wave flume and a large wave basin at UTP (PETRONAS’ university) for applied research projects in the areas of coastal and offshore engineering.
While working in Canada, Dr. Saiedi has led or participated in design and investigations for many hydropower plants (HPP) and dam facilities in Canada and overseas. Sample projects include:  Site C Dam (BC, Canada), I1K Power Transmission Line (Saskatchewan, Canada), Kemano Hydropower Plant (BC, Canada), Tapoco HPP Scheme (USA), Karcham-Wangtoo & Vishnuprayag & Baspa–II HPP’s (India), Boron Mining Operations (USA, California), Kokish River HPP (BC, Canada), John Hart Gen. Station Replacement Project (BC, Canada), Skaha Lake & McIntyre Dams (BC, Canada), Waneta Dam (BC, Canada), Brilliant Dam (BC, Canada), Similkameen Dam (BC, Canada), Seymour Dam, East Toba & Montrose HPP’s (BC, Canada), and Stave Falls HPP (BC, Canada).

Since 2014, Dr. Saiedi has shared his vast hydrotechnical experience with professionals through several APEGBC seminars. He has extensive concurrent academic experience in Iran, Australia and Malaysia as an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering. 
Dr. Saiedi is the Director of Progress International Consultants and was the former Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America) of Hatch based in Vancouver. He is also the technical advisor to ATB Riva Calzoni, an international provider of large hydromechanical equipment (gates, penstocks, valves, trashracks, etc.), in Canada.

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