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2021 Local Road Corrugated Metal Pipe Training

  • Aug 25, 2021 (9:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    McLean County Highway Dept., 880 Highway 83, Washburn ND

Training Poster

Please print and post the Local Road Corrugated Metal Pipe Training poster (PDF, 514K) at your location and encourage participation.


DEADLINE: Wednesday – August 18, 2021

There is no registration fee.
Lunch provided by TrueNorth Steel

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


NDLTAP has partnered with TrueNorth Steel to develop a workshop to help county, township and small community personnel learn what it takes to design, install and maintain culverts. Workshop focus areas:

  • Pipe sizing – state rules and design methods that engineers use to select properly sized culverts
  • Pipe coating selection – options available and how to choose
  • Pipe length – how to calculate and order
  • Pipe performance – review of slope, interior, flared ends, outlets, velocity, etc.
  • Pipe strength – how soil and pipe strength combine
  • Pipe installation – pipe survey, bedding, placement, backfill, compaction, and collars. These topics will be covered during a hands-on installation of a corrugated metal pipe (CMP) on a county road.
  • Pipe slip lining – extending pipe life


Brandon Scherber is a Sales Engineer in the Drainage and Modular Bridge Division of TrueNorth Steel. He joined TrueNorth in 2009 after graduating from NDSU with a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and management. Brandon worked in quality assurance/quality control until 2016 when he transitioned into his current role where he supports engineers and customers with design-related guidance and specifications in the states of ND, SD, MN, and WI.

Subject Matter Experts:
Roger Arenz, TrueNorth Territory Sales Manager
Rick Lenarz, TrueNorth Territory Sales Manager

Kelly Bengston began working at UGPTI/NDLTAP in February 2020 after retiring from his previous position of 23 years as Kittson County Engineer in Hallock, Minn. Kelly worked on many culvert projects whether it was new construction or maintenance work. He determined drainage areas, studied road overtopping frequency from targeted design stream flows, and worked with various agencies on permits for new culverts.

Dale Heglund,NDLTAP Program Director, has 40 years of transportation experience ranging from equipment operator to design engineer. His career focus has been to promote a quality roadway network by helping others understand roadway engineering principles, the synergies of working cooperatively with others, leadership skills, and new technology implementation processes.

Target Audience

The course is recommended for county, township and small community personnel.

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