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Current Calendar

Welcome to the Current Calendar page of Water Management Specialists 

This page is combination of all workshops that are currently scheduled, regardless of their target market or "Approval".  You can look at each specific category to determine how many hours or what the approval rating or code.

_________________________   2017!!!!!!!! ___________________________________June

August 22             Abilene                                                  8 CEU's               Irrigation Design Utilizing Software                                                                 $195.00  

This class will demonstrate how computer software can aid the irrigator in irrigation design process.  This process will allow an irrigator to reduce their design times substantially as well as increasing the accuracy of the design.  The software will allow the irrigator to deploy the automatic mode, where it will do the majority of the calculations.  It can also be deployed in the manual mode where the irrigator picks and chooses what part of the irrigation design they would like assistance on.  The software will calculate safe flow rates of the water source, select the backflow device, calculate the most perfect head spacing, create balanced irrigation zones, size the valves, provide a complete ET based irrigation schedule, and provide a complete hydraulic statement.  There are many more features to list here.  The class will utilize an LCD projector to display all the items and techniques.  We will discuss the entire design process as defined by the TCEQ.  If you are not into the computer technology phase of irrigation, this will still be an excellent overview of the irrigation design process.  If you have a laptop, bring it and your can the program on your laptop to follow along in class.  There is no requirement for you to bring a laptop. 

***** If the IDA software is purchased in this class, the price of the software is reduced by 50%, reducing the price from $300.00 to $150.00

August 25          New Braunfels                                             8 CEU's               Advanced Irrigation Design                                                                                    $195.00  

The class will focus on the irrigation design process.  We will review the key functions and aspects of design.  This will start with the TCEQ codes and standards of design.  This will include the key elements of Head to Head Coverage, Matched Precipitation Rates, Pressure Regulation, Specific product and their applications.   We will discuss the impact of compressed watering windows and what impact this has on the design process.  Different water sources options will be discussed.  The issues that influence a design will also be discussed.  These will range from "Watering Windows", droughts, slopes, TCEQ and local codes, irrigation product will be discussed.  We will discuss the fundamentals of pipe sizing and the impact that it has on design.  Looped mains will be discussed.  We will do a small commercial design in the class.  We will utilize all of the key design parameters on this project as well as generate and irrigation scheduling for the project. 

The instructor will utilize a LCD projector and Autocad to display and work on the design. 

**Bring and engineers scale, a calculator, and compass.

August 28,29,30 & Sep 6,7,8                 Moody                         48 CEU's                            Basic Irrigation Systems and Design                                                              $575.00

**This course will work for CEU's for any of the days.  The 9th,10th,11th are the best days for CEU's

This forty eight (48) hour class is a pre-requisite for those individuals who are wanting to become a licensed irrigator.  This class covers all of the elements in the landscape irrigation design process.  It addresses the key items that are on the TCEQ tests on; Design, Hydraulics, Backflow, and General Irrigation Knowledge.  The attendees will do at least three designs in the class plus the exit design provided by the TCEQ.  Hydraulics is stressed in the class, as this is the statistically most failed section of the exam process. There will be several comprehensive hydraulic problems that the student will have to solve. This will ensure they fully comprehend Hydraulics and the associated components.  This will also provide the student with "snap shot" of their understanding of hydraulics.  The class utilizes the 585 book "Basic Irrigation Systems and Design".  The instructor for the class is also the author of the book.  Each student will be provided with additional homework and support after the class is over.  This class is also approved for CEU's for current licensed Irrigators.  This class is a 48 hour course so we will have extended hours during the five days.

Sept 25,26,27 & Oct 2,3                     Houston                         48 CEU's                            Basic Irrigation Systems and Design                                                              $575.00

**This course will work for CEU's for any of the days.  The 25th,26th,27th are the best days for CEU's

This forty eight (48) hour class is a pre-requisite for those individuals who are wanting to become a licensed irrigator.  This class covers all of the elements in the landscape irrigation design process.  It addresses the key items that are on the TCEQ tests on; Design, Hydraulics, Backflow, and General Irrigation Knowledge.  The attendees will do at least three designs in the class plus the exit design provided by the TCEQ.  Hydraulics is stressed in the class, as this is the statistically most failed section of the exam process. There will be several comprehensive hydraulic problems that the student will have to solve. This will ensure they fully comprehend Hydraulics and the associated components.  This will also provide the student with "snap shot" of their understanding of hydraulics.  The class utilizes the 585 book "Basic Irrigation Systems and Design".  The instructor for the class is also the author of the book.  Each student will be provided with additional homework and support after the class is over.  This class is also approved for CEU's for current licensed Irrigators.  This class is a 48 hour course so we will have extended hours during the five days.

 

Sep 1                       Dallas                                                    8 CEU's                Irrigation Design Utilizing Software                                                                  $195.00  

This class will demonstrate how computer software can aid the irrigator in irrigation design process.  This process will allow an irrigator to reduce their design times substantially as well as increasing the accuracy of the design.  The software will allow the irrigator to deploy the automatic mode, where it will do the majority of the calculations.  It can also be deployed in the manual mode where the irrigator picks and chooses what part of the irrigation design they would like assistance on.  The software will calculate safe flow rates of the water source, select the backflow device, calculate the most perfect head spacing, create balanced irrigation zones, size the valves, provide a complete ET based irrigation schedule, and provide a complete hydraulic statement.  There are many more features to list here.  The class will utilize an LCD projector to display all the items and techniques.  We will discuss the entire design process as defined by the TCEQ.  If you are not into the computer technology phase of irrigation, this will still be an excellent overview of the irrigation design process.  If you have a laptop, bring it and your can the program on your laptop to follow along in class.  There is no requirement for you to bring a laptop. 

 

December 18th, and 19th          Red River, New Mexico            8 CEU's                To Be Determined                                                                                      $250.00

The class will be announced once the site is booked.  The class will be a one day CEU class that will be run from 6:30 to 10:30 each morning.  Breakfast will be provided.  This format allows for the CEU class to comply with the TCEQ requirements and allow you to have the day to enjoy the surroundings.

Up Coming Classes Pending Approval from TCEQ                 8 CEU's               Irrigation System Measurements *** Pending Approval                          $225.00  

*** This class is pending approval from TCEQ, In the event the approval is not received, an approved CEU class will be approved.

This class will address multiple methods of obtaining site measurements for irrigation design projects.  This will be for residential, commercial and institutional.  We will use multiple methods for obtaining this data ranging from a physical site visit taking measurements, data provided via others such as surveys, and data obtained via the internet such as "Google Earth" and other software, and technology such as drones.  We will discuss the pros and cons of each method as well as what tools and equipment will be needed.  We will generate a plot plan utilizing each of the methods previously listed.  We will use basic drafting tools and computer technology for each so that the information can be gained and plot plan generated with our without design software.  We will address and utilize basic math formulas to determine slopes, square footage, and cubic footage.  A companion software package will be used with the training program and is included with the class.

 Up Coming Classes Pending Approval from TCEQ                8 CEU's               Irrigation Maintenance Check List - Automated                                              $250.00  

******* The class is pending approval.  If TCEQ approval is not obtained by the time of this class, an approved class will be substituted.

This class will address the TCEQ mandated "Maintenance Check List".  This class will utilize software to create and generate a complete "Maintenance Check List".  We will discuss what products types need maintenance and then what specific maintenance that they will require.  In most cases there are multiple options, we will discuss these options.  The irrigator will ultimately make the decision as to which is the best scenario for their situation.  We will discuss the key elements of the system including backflow certification, irrigation scheduling, and the "As Built".  We will discuss options of using GPS to locate all the key components of the irrigation system.  The software will allow for the input of this data. The software will generate an annual ET based irrigation schedule exceeding the TCEQ minimum requirements.  Options such as "Maintenance Contracts and Extended Warranties will be discussed.  The software utilized in this class is provided with the class.  To purchase it without attending the CEU class, contact our office or visit our website.

 

 ** If course not approved by this timeline then an approved course will be substituted

All of the Irrigation Technician classes will satisfy both the Licensed Irrigator and License Irrigation Inspector requirements for CEU's as well as provide the required hours for the Licensed Irrigation Technician.

** Class is pending TCEQ Approval, if Approval letter is not in place prior to the class date, the class will be substituted for another TCEQ Approved class.

All of the TCEQ CEU classes include lunch!

 

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All of the TCEQ 8 hour CEU classes include lunch!

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All of the Irrigation Technician classes will satisfy both the Licensed Irrigator and License Irrigation Inspector requirements for CEU's as well as provide the required hours for the Licensed Irrigation Technician.

** Class is pending TCEQ Approval, if Approval letter is not in place prior to the class date, the class will be substituted for another TCEQ Approved class.

All of the TCEQ CEU classes include lunch!

 

CLASS REGISTRATION

To register for any of these classes, click here........"Register for a Class"

               

 

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