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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.

| 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Large Diameter Pipeline Forum

The Large Diameter Pipeline Owners Group is a consortium of large diameter pipeline owners that work together and discuss the operation, maintenance, and management of their large diameter pipe systems. The forum will discuss condition assessment, asset management, data management, transient issues, and rehabilitation strategies related to large diameter pipeline systems. Presenters will include owners, researchers, and consultants. The closed afternoon session will focus on owner’s issues and solutions relating to the topics and highlight the current and upcoming innovative technologies owners are using to help with the asset management of large diameter pipelines.

Session Panel: Consultant – Bob Card, LAN; Research – Jian Zhang, Water Research Foundation; Owner – Chris Duke, US Bureau of Reclamation; Moderator - Nathan Faber, P.E., Operations and Maintenance Manager, Asset Management; San Diego County Water Authority.

Early Bird: $195 | Advance: $220 | Onsite: $245

4 PDHs

Sunday, July 21 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Emergency Preparedness

In linear systems emergencies come in many forms and often result following a natural disaster – earthquakes, hurricanes, floods or a sudden failure in the system due to age or changes in operating protocols. In water and wastewater systems being prepared for the unexpected can mean the difference between maintaining or restoring service quickly and having a complete loss of service which will dramatically impact other emergency services.

This workshop will consist of presentations from agencies that have experienced events that disrupted service that could have easily resulted in extended down time. The presenters will share their experience and approached to prepare for the unexpected and how they managed through their events. The workshop will also identify what some agencies are doing to prepare for the unexpected.

There will be a panel discussion to answer questions related to designing for the unexpected, types of on-hand materials/spare parts, where to strategically place and maintain materials and equipment, emergency contracts and contacts, resource deployment, building resource networks, and other topics.

Workshop Lead: John R. Plattsmier, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Vice President, HDR Engineering, Inc.

Presenters: Nathan Faber, P.E., Operations and Maintenance Manager, Asset Management, San Diego County Water Authority; Tyler Wubbena, P.E., Engineering Manager; City of Hillsboro, Oregon; Matt Duffy, P.E., Assistant Engineering and Construction Manager, Tualatin Valley Water District; Bret Berthold, P.E., Assistant Director of Operations, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD); Michael Johnson, P.E., CFM, Director of Professional Services, HDR.

Early Bird: $195 | Advance: $220 | Onsite: $245

4 PDHs

Sunday, July 21 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

AASHTO Guide for Inspection of Culvert and Storm Drain Systems

Culvert and storm drain system service life can be increased with periodic inspection and resulting action such as maintenance or repair. Roadway owners are also now faced with the need to load rate these structures and must collect condition information. The new AASHTO Guide for Inspection of Culvert and Storm Drain Systems provides a framework for developing an asset management system based on a systematic inspection program. The guide provides a component-based condition rating system complemented by quantitative measures of condition and a visual comparator for various distress states.

This workshop introduces the Guide and provides training on its use. Brief discussion will be devoted to underlying principles and best practices which were used to develop the condition rating criteria. Many of these criteria are applicable to pipelines of all types, including metal, concrete, plastic, and fiberglass. The objective of this workshop is to provide inspectors and interested parties with quantitative and repeatable condition asset criteria based on inspection methods of the AASHTO Guide for Inspection of Culvert and Storm Drain Systems.

The workshop also provides input from the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA), the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), and the National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA) on issues of importance for inspection and maintenance of their respective culvert pipe materials.

Moderators: Mr. Jesse L. Beaver, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.; Matthew C. Richie, P.E., M. ASCE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.; Mike McGough, Director of Technical Services, National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association; Speakers: Josh Beakley, Vice President, American Concrete Pipe Association; Daniel Currence, Director of Engineering, CPPA Division, Plastics Pipe Institute

Early Bird: $195 | Advance: $220 | Onsite: $245

4 PDHs

Sunday, July 21 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Utility Mapping Asset Management

The success of many projects depends on the mitigation of risk. One of the largest risks to any type of project is the uncertainty associated with the existing underground utility environment. To address utility uncertainties the American Society of Civil Engineers has published various publications that aid in the mitigation of these risks through standardizing the process for utility asset management. The presenters will discuss utility uncertainties and the ASCE publications that assist in developing a comprehensive asset management plan for utility owners.

Presenters: James Anspach, PG (r), F.ASCE, ASCE UESI President 2018, Global Senior Principal, CARDNO; Phil Meis, P.E, M.ASCE, Utility Mapping Services, Inc.; Corey Biddle, Utility Engineering Manager, CARDNO; John Campbell, P.E. M.ASCE

Early Bird: $195 | Advance: $220 | Onsite: $245

4 PDHs

Sunday, July 21 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Filling your Project Management Toolkit

Effective Project and Program Management can have an out-sized impact on your company’s bottom line. This workshop explores ways to utilize existing technology, and develop new technology, to realize gains in project delivery and program management. Much of the material presented in the workshop was developed based on shared experience of Burns & McDonnell and Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE). Burns & McDonnell is supporting BGE in its STRIDE Gas Main Replacement Program, designed to modernize over 1300 miles of aging natural gas mains, and over 100,000 service lines, which make up part of BGE’s gas distribution system. This $1B + program spans over 20 years, and involves replacing older cast iron and bare steel, lacking cathodic protection, with new high density polyethylene and coated steel gas main.

Primary Objectives:

  • Develop tool set for managing pipeline projects and programs
  • Discuss technology and existing solutions
  • Bench-marking across pipeline industry sectors on project/program management techniques
  • Consider differences between managing pipeline projects and IT development projects

Presenters: Paul Sylvester, Burns & McDonnell, Project Manager; Jonathan Kadishson, Burns & McDonnell, Sr. Project Manager.

Early Bird: $195 | Advance: $220 | Onsite: $245

4 PDHs

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