FEQ Beginner Course

Nov 7 8:30 AM–9, 2023 4:00 PM
DuPage County
Office of Emergency Management Conference Room
418 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
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Registration is full.  Please contact Sarah Harbaugh at iafsm@illinoisfloods.org to be placed on a waiting list.

DuPage County Stormwater will be offering a stormwater modeling class using FEQ.  This three-day FEQ workshop will provide attendees a step-by-step process by which any FEQ-based hydraulic project may be approached. Included with the workshop elements are complementary discussions detailing the capabilities of FEQ and FEQUTL, covering software basics and tips for beginners. Attendees will gain an understanding of data requirements, model development, computational methods of the software, and interpreting results for a variety of applications. Training topics will include modeling of bridges, culverts, weirs, and channels. 

This course will also cover:

  • how to read an FEQ schematic,
  • how to find critical input/output information quickly,
  • how FEQ hydrology is determined and how to make needed hydrologic adjustments on established models,
  • how to prepare an FEQ file and table structure that is compact and compatible with project objectives,
  • how to troubleshoot and debug both the FEQUTL and FEQ model runs, and
  • how to approach and process results comparing existing and proposed data.

Each participant will get hands-on experience working through examples with the help of experienced instructors.   Laptops loaded with the FEQ software will be provided. The course will provide 16.5 PDH hours for the Illinois PE license and/or 12 CECs for their CFM license.

The class will be held Tues/Wed/Thurs November 7-9 from 9am to 4pm.  The class will be conducted at DuPage County’s Office of Emergency Management conference room at 418 N. County Farm Road at the DuPage County complex in Wheaton.  Coffee between 8:30 and 9:00 each day.  The course will include morning and afternoon breaks and snacks, and a lunch will be provided during an approximate 1-hour lunch break.

There are 20 available spots that will be filled on a first come first serve basis at a cost of $150/person.  Registration for this class ends on October 31, 2023.

For additional details and course information, you may contact Rob Covey at Robert.Covey@DuPageCounty.gov or Meredith Nika at NikaEngineering@att.net

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