University of Waterloo’s CATT has been awarded the US Water Research Foundation grant
The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies will lead a team of international water experts to create the framework and contents of a standard defect coding and condition rating system for potable water pipelines. The two and half year long project will include urban water supply pipelines made of cast iron, ductile iron, asbestos cement, and plastic (PVC/PE) materials.
Outcomes from this project will lay the foundation for the adoption of a standard protocol for water pipelines’ condition assessment. Project benefits for North American water utilities include: 1) for the first time, a common set of processes, terminology and methodologies for the condition assessment and evaluation of water pipelines; 2) laying the foundation for good water asset management practices; and 3) reducing data management and data mining costs.
The project will be led by Dr. Mark Knight, P.Eng., Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo as the Principal Investigator (PI). Project Co-PI’s are Dr. Rizwan Younis, Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies, Dr. Yehuda Kleiner, P.Eng., Yeda Consultants Ltd., and Dr. John Mathews, PE. Battelle Memorial Institute, USA. The research team will be supported by…
Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure Course
The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies is pleased to partner with the Ontario Good Roods Association (Academy for Municipal Asset Management) to offer the Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure course.
The course will cover the fundamentals of water and wastewater infrastructure management. The participants will learn the essential asset management processes and techniques for establishing an effect asset management program for water and wastewater utilities. The course will also highlight the new developments and future trends in the asset management field.
Date: March 31 – April 4, 2014. Note: This is a full week (36 hours) course.
Location: Centre for Health & Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1
2014 Trenchless Technology Roadshow
Building & Renewing Livable Cities with Trenchless Technologies
CATT and Benjamin Media are happy to announce that the TRS 2014 will be held at in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on May 27-29, 2014. To attend the Canada’s largest Trenchless Technology event, please visit CATT’s Trenchless Roadshow.