Join the developers of current FHWA methodologies for scour estimation for this interactive course.

Attendees will access two 2-hour pre-recorded sessions to guide the completion of each case study. For Australian attendees, the material will address the latest Austroads and Australian state transport department guidance.


Thursday, 13 June 2024 - Thursday, 27 June 2024
8:30am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Format x3, 2hour live training + recordings; pre and post course materials to go through via the learning platform
Cost Early bird rate AUD$595.00 (INC GST) closes 16th May 2024.
Standard fee AUD$695 (INC GST)
Code LC-24-3-113
Contact training@awschool.com.au
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Casey Kramer

Natural Waters

Casey Kramer is a recognized expert in the fields of hydrology, hydraulics, scour, river engineering, sediment transport and fish passage, while specializing in the hydraulic design of transportation ... Read more

Scott Hogan

Federal Highway Administration

Scott Hogan (P.E). has spent more than 30-years working in the field of river engineering hydraulics, focusing primarily on transportation hydraulic analysis and design, bridge scour analysis, counter... Read more

Panel Members

Krey Price

International Water Training Institute

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more

Course Overview

Learn the background theory behind pier scour, abutment scour, and contraction scour and complete practical bridge scour depth estimation examples with expert support.


Course Learning Outcomes

  • Proficiency using the FHWA Hydraulic Toolbox.
  • Proficiency in applying HEC-18 guidance to bridge scour examples.
  • Ability to correctly extract necessary parameters from hydraulic models.


Course Outline

This three session course will be held from 8:30am – 10:30am (Sydney Time, 2 hours per session)

Session 1: Thursday 13th June, 2024
Session 2: Thursday 20th June, 2024
Session 3: Thursday 27th June, 2024 

Session 1: Course introduction, long-term degradation, and contraction scour.

  • Introduction/overview of scour concepts.
  • Long-term degradation.
  • Contraction scour.
  • Introduce case study 1 and assign FHWA videos #1 and #2.

Session 2: Pier scour and abutment scour

  • Review case study 1.
  • Pier scour.
  • Abutment scour.
  • Introduce case study 2 and assign FHWA videos #3 and #4.

Session 3: Total scour workshop, additional resources and course wrap-up

  • Review case study 2.
  • Conduct guided workshop combining all scour components.
  • Provide additional resources and guidance documents.
  • Summary and conclusions.



  • Live session recordings available via the learning platform (LMS) if you are unable to attend live. 
  • Unlimited course access for 30-days after the last live session.
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the LMS.
  • Exercises between the 3 sessions.
  • Ability to ask questions to the presenters live and at anytime through the LMS.





  • A good internet connection and software and downloads as described in the learning platform. 
  • A computer with Windows OS.


Completion certification

  • Attendees earn CPD hours/points (i.e. with Engineers Australia) for at least 12 hours for the entire course. 
  • On completion of the course attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Completion. 



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