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Workshops

*Note: Attendees must be registered for the Conference (full or daily) in order to be able to register for the pre-conference workshops.

**Note: All times listed below are ET.

Saturday, July 30

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Innovation in Large-Diameter Pipeline Management

Lead: John Norton, M.ASCE, PhD, PE; Director of Energy, Research, and Innovation; GLWA

Presenters:

  • Shaun Pietig, PE; Manager of Distribution Engineering; Water One
  • Jason Gehrig, PE, M.ASCE; Engineer; Tarrant Regional Water District
  • Ashley Jacqmain; Asset Management Professional; Great Lakes Water Authority
  • Olivia Brancati, PE; Civil Engineer III; City of Phoenix

This utility-focused workshop has 2 sessions on new technologies for pipeline condition assessment and then features two sessions on utility process development and implementation.

Workshop attendees will gain:

  • Utility perspectives on testing, trialing, and implementation of new technology
  • Enhanced understanding of utility data needs
  • Training on utility process development for pipeline management
  • Improved understanding of decision-making criteria for pipeline rehabilitation

Fee: EB: $195 | ADV: $220 | FIN: $245

4 PDHs

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Procurement of Large Diameter Valves and Specialized Equipment

Lead: Shelly Hattan, P.E., CCM, M.ASCE, PE; Engineer V, Tarrant Regional Water District

Presenters:

  • Michael Thomas, PE, Capital Program Management Unit Manager – Engineering, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
  • Adam Lucas, PE, Mechanical Engineer, US Bureau of Reclamation
  • Martin Olowu, NACE III, CWI III, BMX Integrity, LLC
  • Billy Fields, NACE III, CWI III, Accurate Inspections

This workshop is being pulled together by a group called CLEAN 17 (Coalition of Leaders in Engineering, Asset management, and New capital delivery). It will follow the format established by the large pipe users forum. Formed in 2015, CLEAN-17 is a partnership consisting of engineering managers from most large water agencies in the western United States, whose primary purpose is to discuss shared infrastructure project delivery and asset management challenges first-hand.

The peer-to-peer network meets regularly in person and communicates frequently via an online network with the goal of sharing our collective ideas and resources to learn from each other’s experiences and improve the service we provide to our customers and our industry. In 2017, the group agreed to form a large equipment procurement working group, initially focusing on valves. Each member agency is experiencing problems associated with a diminishing pool of suppliers of large valves, and diminishing quality of equipment delivered. CLEAN-17 is attempting to leverage our combined purchasing power with common specifications to encourage valve vendors to produce the equipment we need.

Fee: EB: $195 | ADV: $220 | FIN: $245

4 PDHs

Sunday, July 31

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

PIPEiD-Better Data and Models for Improved Asset Management

Lead: Sunil Sinha, Ph.D., M.ASCE; Professor; Virginia Tech

Presenters:

  • Anmol Vishwakarma, Graduate Research Assistant; Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center; Virginia Tech
  • Celine Hyer, PE; Senior Vice President; Water Conveyance Leader; Arcadis
  • Jessica Torrey, Ph.D., PE; Group Manager and Materials Engineer; USBR
  • Graham Bell, PhD, PE, F.NACE, F.ASCE; Vice President Technical Services Pipeline Solutions; Structual Technologies
  • Frazel Rabbi, PE; Managing Engineer; Houston Water

The goal of the workshop is to improve the practice of water pipeline infrastructure management using utility data using web-based, standardized, centralized data analytics platform called “PIPEiD”.”. PIPEiD assists water utilities to understand water pipeline infrastructure systems for performance, resiliency, and sustainability with in the context of their own data and benchmark performance versus other utilities. PIPEiD  provides a secured, robust, and centralized artificial intelligence-enabled platform to address all three major infrastructure asset management levels: strategic, tactical, and operational, and for water utilities of all sizes (small, medium and large) across the country. The workshop will include discussions on historical data verification, standardization for data collection of pipe infrastructure performance, analysis of utility pipe systems, and planning for pipe system management. A live, interactive demonstration of PIPEiD will be conducted to help utility engineers in understanding what PIPEiD can and cannot do as well as how they can put PIPEiD to work for themselves.  

What is the pain point or utility challenge that this workshop will help to solve?
1) Consistent and valuable collection of pipe infrastructure data for asset management planning 2) Prediction of Water Pipeline Remaining Life and Cost-effective Replacement Plan. 3) Benchmarking of utility performance. The workshop will help water sector with advanced water pipeline asset management. 

Workshop attendees will gain the following knowledge: 
•    What data need to be collected for pipe infrastructure reliability prediction 
•    What do I do with my historical data? 
•    How does my utility compare with other utilities? 
•    Understanding Water Pipeline Failure Modes and Mechanisms 
•    Understanding Water Pipeline Data Collection Methodologies 
•    Understanding Water Pipeline Useful Life for Performance Analysis  
•    Understanding Water Pipeline Risk Analysis and Management 
•    Understanding Water Pipeline Life-cycle Economic Analysis

Fee: EB: $195 | ADV: $220 | FIN: $245

4 PDHs

New MOP: Seismic Design of Buried Water & Wastewater Pipelines

Lead: Sri Rajah, Ph.D., PE, G.E., S.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE; Principal Engineer; CDM Smith

Presenters:

  • Craig Davis, Ph.D., PE, G.E., M.ASCE
  • Brad Wham, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Asst. Research Professor and Managing Director of CIEST; CU Boulder

In this workshop, members of the task committee will present the key contents of the MOP and White Paper and provide opportunities for the workshop attendees to learn the organization and key contents of the MOP and the White Paper, and also to keep the engineering community informed of the upcoming practice improvements. 

Speakers of the workshop are municipal leaders, practicing engineers and academic professors who have eminent standing in the industry through demonstrated expertise in seismic design of pipeline structures.  The proposed workshop will benefit utility owners, project managers, and design engineers from water and wastewater as well as oil & gas industries.

Fee: EB: $195 | ADV: $220 | FIN: $245

4 PDHs

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Comprehensive Look at HDPEs

Lead: Edward Alan Ambler, PE, LEED AP; President; AM Trenchless

Presenters:

  • Peter Dyke; Executive Director; Alliance for PE Pipe
  • Andrew Schipper PE; Water Engineering Program Manager; City of Fort Wayne
  • Doug Keller; Product Support Engineer; Lyondell Basell
  • Richard Kolasa; Technical Sales Manager; WL Plastics


This workshop will build on the success of the ASCE Alliance for PE Pipe Sponsored Webinar 2021 Series. Municipal installation of high density polyethylene (HDPE) is growing beyond trenchless technology installations. The Alliance for PE Pipe has built a reputation for high quality educational material for HDPE within the municipal water and wastewater community. This workshop will present information on the material properties and design of HDPE pipe systems, types of installation methods, discussions on available standards, testing and use of HDPE, for fusion of the HDPE material and how HDPE addresses the most common failure methods for municipal pipelines. 

Attendees will: gain a better understanding of high density polyethylene pipe material properties and designing projects with HDPE; be provided with information on innovative product developments within the HDPE industry and how they can enhance productivity for municipal construction projects; be presented with significant case studies of successful projects installing HDPE; understand the fusion process, qualifications of fusion operators and how to ensure success of fusion of HDPE in the field; understand what resources and standards are available governing manufacturing, working and inspecting use of HDPE; understand the primary causes of failure of municipal pipelines and how HDPE can help eliminate those failures

Fee: EB: $195 | ADV: $220 | FIN: $245

4 PDHs

ASCE 75 and ASCE 38: New and Re-released Standards in Risk Mitigation

Lead: Ophir Wainer, M. CSCE, AFF.M.ASCE; Director of North American Business Development; 4M Analytics

Moderator: Jim Anspach, PG (r), Dist.M.ASCE; Owner; JH Anspach Consulting

Presenters:

  • Lawrence Arcand, P.Eng PE, M.ASCE; President; 4 sight Utility Engineers
  • John Campbell, PE, SR/WA, M.ASCE; Branch Manager; T2 Utility Engineers

The session will provide an in-depth look at the 2 newly published standards ASCE 38 and ASCE 75. These 2 standards are the backbone of Utility Investigations. They guide the Project Owner and their Engineer on how to mitigate project risks due to existing and newly installed utilities. Considered a Basic Engineering Service by EJCDC contract documents, these standards are endorsed by many federal agencies.  Their goal is to provide sufficient data to reduce issues with utilities, who are not party to the contracts, throughout the Project Development and Delivery lifecycle while protecting the project team from liability claims.  

Fee: EB: $195 | ADV: $220 | FIN: $245

4 PDHs

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