Plan Reading For Field Personnel


Jun 20, 2018


City of Rock Hill Public Works Building

757 South Anderson Road

Rock Hill, SC


Course Description:

Plan reading for road and bridge construction, storm water construction, and wastewater construction. In this class we will cover the basics of reading plans including: Legends, common symbols, notes, line types, grades, slopes, elevations, contours, layout, common details, and water quality call outs. The class will also cover basic design considerations, where to get clarification when questions arise, and answer questions the class has in an open discussion format. The course will also focus on common errors that occur when plans are misread or ignored. We look forward to an interactive and lively discussion!

Course Presenters:

Jamie McCutchen, PE:
Jamie is President of CCAD Engineering, Principal, & Founder of SW FeeSaver. Jamie founded CCAD Engineering in March of 1999 in order to provide civil engineering and consulting services for developers, architects and municipalities in all phases of site work related projects. He attended Clemson University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1992. His expertise lies in site development, particularly stormwater and erosion control industries. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. In 2013, Jamie invented the Marlee Float™ skimmer, an erosion control device used in sediment basins and permanent BMPs. The device is manufactured and distributed by SW Products, LLC.

Kelly Hefner, PE:
Kelly is a graduate of Georgia Tech in Civil Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina. Kelly was a consulting engineer for Lancaster County SC. Kelly is an experienced contractor and worked for years as a laborer and operator in the heavy construction industry before going to school and becoming a professional engineer. He loves educating engineers, contractors and municipalities drawing on his experience form years of working as a contractor and engineer. As a consulting engineer and contractor he worked primarily on distribution, collection and treatment for potable water, waste water and storm water systems. He is the father of two daughters, one son and husband of 16 years. He enjoys mountain biking and coaching his kids in soccer and lacrosse.

Shawn R Coombs, PE:
In 1993 Shawn graduated from BYU in Civil Engineering, became a professional engineer in 1998, practiced engineering in the private sector from 1993 to 2000 (8-years), and then joined Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) late in 2000 and in 2012 became Foltz’ Concrete Pipe design engineer. Presently Shawn is a field researcher, plastic and concrete pipe design engineer, National Railroad Market Engineer, DOT specialist, and National Trainer for ADS. He is a member of ASCE, ACEC, APWA, ASTM, NTPEP, NASSCO, and AAA. Shawn sits on AREMA Committee 1 “Track” and ASTM C13 Committee “Concrete Pipe.” Shawn’s love is in field R&D; performance based standards, teaching & training, learning new systems and processes. His wife’s name is Melissa, and he has 5 children.


Class check-in is from 9:30-10:00am. The class will begin at 10:00. Lunch will be provided. We should adjourn before 3:00pm.

Course Fee:

The registration fee for the workshop is $60.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $30.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

This course has a maximum of 40 students, and will be capped at this number.  Advanced registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained.  Workshops with low advanced registration will be subject to cancellation.

Payment Policy:

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop. If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have any questions regarding workshop registration please contact Brittany Wirtz at 864-656-4383 or bwirtz@clemson.edu.