Causeway Technologies

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Our online Infrastructure Design training courses equip teams for the future and ensure engineers can achieve the most efficient, compliant and optimal designs using the latest design tools.

Introduction to the Professional Design Suite (PDS) - Part 1

This three-day course provides basic training for those who haven't used the software or are looking for grounding in the latest version and technique. Each day of the online course will take place over a 2-hour session in the morning and afternoon.

Next Dates:
4th - 5th August
2nd - 4th September
29th Sep - 1st October 

This course is for new users or those who have not used the software for some time who are looking for grounding in the latest version and techniques. Design Engineers, Technicians and anybody else in your team on the front line of the engineering design should attend as well as Project Managers and Team Leaders who would benefit from a working knowledge of the strengths and capabilities of the Design Suite software.

By the end of this course you will have a solid foundation and working knowledge of the software.

Prerequisites: None

Topics Include:

  • Ground modelling
  • Basic Volumetrics
  • Alignment design
  • Drainage Design
  • Drawing Production

 

Introduction to Professional Design Suite (PDS) - Part 2

This course expands on Part 1 and aims to give engineers the tools to value engineer designs and become more productive. This two-day online course will take place over three 2-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon.

Next Dates:
11th-12th August
9th - 10th September 
6th - 7th October

This two-day course is aimed at those who have attended the Introduction to PDS Part 1 course, gained practical use and are now looking to extend their knowledge and learn some of the more advanced aspects. 

By the end of this course, you will have knowledge of working with advanced techniques and functionality of PDS.

Prerequisites: Attendees for this course should have previously attended the Introduction to PDS Part 1 course.

Topics Include:

  • Advanced modelling
  • Intermediate volumetrics
  • Further alignment design
  • Isopachyte contouring
  • Surface design inc storage pods

 

Fundamental Drainage Design

This one-day course will take place over a 2-hour session in the morning and afternoon. It introduces users to the core requirements of drainage design and enables trainees to produce a complete drainage network using Causeway Flow.

Next Dates:
16th July
27th July
8th September
21st September
5th October

This course is for new users or those who are looking to refresh their knowledge in the latest version and techniques. Drainage design engineers from engineering consultancies, civil engineering firms, housing developers, highway engineers and approving authorities involved in the UK drainage design market will gain a comprehensive knowledge in drainage design and achieve a working knowledge of the strengths and capabilities of the Flow drainage design software.

Prerequisites: None

Topics Include:

  • Core requirements for drainage design
  • Designing, scheduling and simulating a complete storm drainage network
  • Designing a foul drainage network
  • Practical examples of network design and hydraulic analysis

 

Advanced Drainage Design

This one-day course will take place over a 2-hour session in the morning and afternoon. It provides all the essential expertise required to achieve an optimal and compliant drainage design.

Next Dates:  
23rd July
30th July
20th August
22nd September

The course is designed to empower engineers to deliver an optimal, cost effective and compliant design by providing good practical knowledge of advanced drainage design using Flow. It will explore how to significantly simplify the iterative design cycle, reduce errors, save time, increasing productivity and profitability.

Prerequisites: A good applied knowledge of Flow is required or attendance of the Design Fundamental course.

Topics Include:

  • Pre-development greenfield runoff rate & volume calculation
  • Defining Libraries
  • Storage estimate
  • Optimal above and below Storage & Infiltrating structure design
  • Cascaded above and below ground storage & Infiltrating structures
  • Visualisation and animation
  • Restricted discharge and no discharge
  • Compound Flow controls
  • Compound Storage structures
  • Including existing networks
  • Advanced hydraulic modelling
  • Achieving optimal design for an entire drainage network
  • Approval submissions
  • Design outputs

 

Graphical Drainage Design

This one-day course will take place over a 2-hour session in the morning and afternoon. It provides all the essential expertise required to achieve graphically designed optimal and compliant drainage design.

Next Dates:  
28th August
1st September

This course is designed for engineers who are looking to learn how to deploy SmartTools to effectively and successfully tackle more challenging graphical design problems and attain smooth drawing productions. Providing a good practical knowledge of advanced graphical drainage design, we will explore how to significantly simplify the iterative design cycle, reducing errors, saving time, increasing productivity and profitability.

Prerequisites: Applied knowledge of Flow or attendance of the Design Fundamental course is required. The correct version of the software must be installed and tested - Flow 10.0, Flow+ & SmartTools. Supplied data files installed and supplied notes printed.

Topics Include:

  • SmartSurface for level information as single or multiple surface
  • Manhole Types and Link Types libraries
  • Graphical Storm & Foul network generation
  • Network Plan Annotation settings
  • Network optimisation & updating
  • Export/Import to and from Flow Simulating extreme events
  • Compound Flow controls, Storage structures & Flow through pond design
  • Complex Combined and Multiple networks
  • Editing Existing Networks
  • Drawing production, Longesection, Manhole and pipe schedule
  • Generating BIM output

 

Ground Modelling

This one-day course will take place over a 2.5 hour session in the morning and afternoon. It is designed to instruct users familiar with basic ground modelling the methods of utilising PDS to calculate volumes of earthworks and ponds.

Next Dates
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This course is aimed at users whose main focus is Terrain Modelling.

By the end of this course you will have a good working knowledge of using the Ground Modelling module of the Professional Design Suite.

Prerequisites: None

Topics Include:

  • Data import and model creation
  • Model analysis

 

Line & Sign

This one-day course is designed to give you maximum return on your investment in PDS Line & PDS Sign by minimising the learning period for new users, providing an insight into the fundamental design rules in Chapters 5 and 7 of the Traffic Signs Manual, and showing experienced traffic engineers how to maximise their output using the software.

Next Dates:
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This course is for new users who are looking for grounding in the latest version of PDS Line & PDS Sign. Design engineers and technicians working in Civil Engineering, Highways and Traffic departments together with anyone else involved in Road Marking and Sign Face design should attend.

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with Chapters 5 and 7 of the Traffic Signs manual would also be useful.

Topics Include:

Line

  • General principles of road marking design
  • Placement and editing of the marking types
  • Line annotation
  • Quantifying markings

Sign

  • General principles of sign face design
  • Files, x-heights, stroke widths
  • Methodology for sign face design
  • Use of the PDS Sign wizards
  • Overview of sign structure calculation tool

 

Advanced Alignments

This one-day course will take place over a 2-hour session in the morning and afternoon. It is designed to instruct users familiar with standard alignment design, in the methods of utilising the PDS to design roundabouts.

Next Dates
13th August
14th August

This course is aimed at Design Engineers & Technicians who have attended the Introduction to PDS Part 1 and Part 2 courses and are now looking for exposure to specific advanced design modules.

By the end of this course you will have an appreciation of the tools used for more advanced road design.

Prerequisites: Attendees must have a good working knowledge of the standard alignment design tools contained within the PDS Suite.

Topics Include:

  • Roundabout Design
  • Output customisation
  • Visualisation Model

 

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