ASCE Pipelines Conference

Phoenix, Arizona | Aug 6–9, 2017


Pipelines is offering 1 full-day, and 5 half-day pre-conference workshops this year. Workshops can be booked during the registration process. Reserve your spot today!

Saturday Workshops

Large Diameter Pipeline Forum

Saturday, August 5 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This year's forum will include the latest information on important pipeline topics including condition assessment, pipeline monitoring, data and modes of failure. As always, the forum will encourage active dialog and audience participation. The speakers chosen represent large diameter pipeline experts with experience in various geographic locations including a great Arizona presence. Please see the agenda for more details. 

Moderator: Nathan Faber, P.E., M.ASCE

Speakers: Rafael Ortega, P.E., M.ASCE; Frank Blaha, P.E. M.ASCE; Darrin Francom, P.E., M.ASCE; Britt Klein

Registration Fee: EB $325 | ADV $350 | ONS $375
Sponsored by Pure Technologies

Steel Water Tanks

Saturday, August 5 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Every water pipeline project will require the installation of field constructed storage tanks to regulate pressure and surges within the transmission system. Steel storage tanks can be constructed as elevated or as reservoir tanks, while built to national standards, with additional detail given on roof styles and foundations. Life cycle costs, aesthetics, and state-of-the-art coatings and linings will be discussed. The latest designs for seismic activity will be shared. Please see the agenda for more details. 

Speakers: Kevin Morris; Wayne Gener, P.E., M.ASCE; Paul Windham; Leslie Scott, P.E. M.ASCE

Registration Fee: EB $195 | ADV $220 | ONS $245


Sunday Workshops

AWWA Manual M11 - Steel Pipe, A Guide for Design and Installation

Sunday, August 6 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This workshop will review the soon to be published 5th edition of AWWA M11. Anticipated publish date of second quarter 2017. Changes in the manual and detailed design of steel pipe and appurtenances will be reviewed. Please see agenda for more details. 

Speakers: John Bambei, P.E., M.ASCE; Liz Ralph, P.E., Dennis Dechant, P.E., M.ASCE; Bob Card, P.E., M.ASCE; Rick Mielke, P.E., M.ASCE; Brent Keil, P.E., SCWI, M.ASCE; Nash Williams, A.M.ASCE; John Luka, P.E., M.ASCE; Henry Bardakjian, P.E., M.ASCE; Brett Simpson, P.E., M.ASCE; Jeff Burratto

Registration Fee: EB $195 | ADV $220 | ONS $245

Putting "Grid" at "Ground": Optimized Design of Low Distortion Projections - a Workshop for Surveyors and Engineers

Sunday, August 6 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*NEW* For the first time at Pipelines: Surveyors are in the geospatial business – and so are engineers.  Since nearly all modern geospatial data they use are represented with map projections, both engineers and surveyors should have a good working understanding of projections.  That is especially true for the “grid” vs. “ground” problem.  If you want to know more about that problem, how it impacts engineering projects, and how it can be reduced, then this workshop is for you!

Map projections are distorted — it is a Fact of Life.  Linear distortion is the difference in distance between a pair of projected (map grid) coordinates and the true horizontal “ground” distance.  Such differences often exceed 1 foot per mile and can be problematic for engineering plans, survey plats, construction staking, as-built surveys, and facilities management.  This workshop provides an overview of map projections and shows how linear distortion can be optimally minimized using low distortion projections (LDPs).  Importantly, LDPs are fully compatible with engineering, surveying, and GIS data and can be used directly to represent conditions “at ground” in GIS and CAD platforms. Please see attached agenda for more details. 

Speaker: Michael Dennis, RLS, P.E., M.ASCE

Registration Fee: EB $195 | ADV $220 | ONS $245

Sustainable Design of Pipelines: Guidelines for Achieving Sustainable Pipeline Functionality

Sunday, August 6 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the principals of sustainable planning, design, construction and operation as they specifically pertain to pipeline projects. The MOP presented is intended to be a resource guideline for those interested promoting sustainability in the development, construction and operation of pipeline projects and was developed for project proponents, consultants, government agencies and others who are not familiar with sustainability practices as they may be applied to pipeline technologies and for those who engage in the practice of pipeline development on a daily basis.

The workshop and MOP will provide the pipeline professional with guidance and processes that allow for the considerations and trade-offs necessary to produce the most sustainable overall project design.  For the most part, the processes will be not be prescriptive, but rather will serve to provide the resources needed to balance the project requirements that result in the least overall impact for the functional life-cycle of the project.

The workshop and MOP are built around the framework of Envision®, the sustainable infrastructure rating tool, developed with the support of ASCE. The purpose of the MOP is not to describe how to successfully rate a project under Envision® but rather to take the concepts of the Envision® system and incorporate them into the design process. The workshop and the MOP use the concept of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to develop project life cycle costs in a more rigorous evaluation of a project’s total carbon footprint and impact of the triple bottom line.  The ability to successfully rate a project under Envision® is a value added that project proponents can use to promote their efforts.

Speakers: Walk Schwarz, P.E., F.ASCE; Bob Walker, P.E.; Gregg Horn; Shelly Hattan, P.E., M.ASCE; Pat White, P.E.; Mo Najafi, P.E.,Ph.D., F.ASCE; Mark Mihm, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE; Mike Leathers; Alan Hutson, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE; Elizabeth Blackwelder, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE

Registration Fee: EB $195 | ADV $220 | ONS $245

Pilot Tube and Other Guided Boring Methods of Manual Practice

Sunday, August 6 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This workshop will introduce a new ASCE MOP for 2017 – Manual of Practice for Pilot Tube and Other Guided Boring Methods as prepared by the Task Force of the ASCE Committee on Trenchless Installation of Pipelines (TIPS). The pilot tube method is defined as a multistage method of accurately installing a pipe to line and grade by use of a guided pilot tube followed by upsizing to install the pipe. The authors consist of a group of engineers, owners, suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors fully knowledgeable of the method and its use. The manual describes the current pilot tube and other guided installation methods used by engineers and construction professionals in designing and installing pipelines to line and grade under roads, railroads, streets, and other constructed and natural structures and obstacles. Please see the press release for details. Speakers will review topics covered in the manual including detailed methodology, project planning, site investigation, shaft design, pipe characteristics and design, design and contract documents, and construction.

Speakers: Mo Najafi, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE; Jeffrey J. Boschert, P.E., M.ASCE; Troy Stokes, Aff.M.ASCE; Glenn M. Boyce, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE; Dennis J. Doherty, P.E., F.ASCE; Andrew Finney, P.E., G.E., P.Eng, M.ASCE; Nick Strater, P.G.; Richard Palmer, P.E.

Registration Fee: EB $195 | ADV $220 | ONS $245

Workshops can be booked during the registration process. Reserve your spot today!


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