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This is a comprehensive workshop delivered face-to-face over 2-days with additional pre-webinar e-learning material. This course is highly interactive with hands on examples, and opportunities for discussions.
It is suitable for new and experienced DRAINS users who are interested in learning the latest features of DRAINS and understanding how to apply the ARR 2019 guidelines to Urban Drainage
2.5 hour ARR E-Learning Seminar required to complete prior to the workshop
Thursday 1 to Friday 2 September 2022
Face to Face
9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Up to 90 day post-workshop access to the DRAINS E-Learning platform to re-watch or refresh on the full course material covered during the face-to-face workshop, with option to upgrade to 12 months
Digital Certificate of Completion with 18 hours CPD
• Use of Training PC with DRAINS Training Licence
• 16GB USB & Printed Workshop Notes
• All day catering
• 10 day DRAINS Unlimited Links Cloud Subscription Licence to use
on your own device, commencing on day 1 of the workshop
Director of Watercom
Founder, Director &
Principal Civil Engineer
Dr Benjamin Kus is an astute and accomplished engineer, business manager, academic and educator, with over 20 years experience in urban development, stormwater design, on-site detention and flood studies.
He is a contributing author of the national Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR 2019) guidelines having authored Chapter 5 ‘Stormwater Conveyance’, in Book 9 ‘Runoff in Urban Areas’, has completed a PhD in Engineering - Membrane Technology and Water Harvesting, and is a published author of over a dozen journal papers.
Ben currently helms two of Australia’s leading engineering businesses - Watercom and Kustom Engineering - and is also guiding the nation’s next generation of engineers as a guest lecturer at the University of Wollongong.
Hossein is an experienced Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience, currently working as a Senior Design Officer at Sutherland Shire Council. He has previously worked at the City of Botany Bay Council as a Drainage Investigation Engineer.
In his capacity as a consultant, Hossein has been providing services as a Civil/ Hydraulic Engineer to a number of consulting firms since 2007. Hossein’s experience covers roads, drainage, overland flow path studies, and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects, from inception to detailed design and construction.
In his role as a Drainage Investigation Engineer at City of Botany Bay, Hossein has overseen Floodplain Management projects in liaison with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). He has also managed several construction projects from tendering stage to managing contractors during the construction phase.
His major interests include hydrological and hydraulic modelling and design utilising various computer software programs including, DRAINS, HEC-RAS, ILSAX, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Civil Site Design, MapInfo, QGIS, ArcMap and other GIS software.
All face to face components of this workshop are presented at Cliftons Training Facilities
Level 13, 60 Margaret Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9250 0999
(near Wynyard Station)
All training is on individual PCs, working with examples, spreadsheets and tutorial exercises.