Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure


Centre for Health and Safety Innovation (CHSI), 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4W 0A1

Date and Time

November 18 – 22, 2019 | 8am – 4pm

Course Description

The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies is pleased to partner with the Ontario Good Roads Association to offer the hands-on Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure course. The course will present the fundamentals of asset management with particular emphasis on urban water distribution and wastewater collection pipelines. The course will provide an in-depth knowledge and practical examples of the essential processes and techniques to establish an effective asset management plan for water and wastewater utilities. The course will also highlight the new developments and future trends in the asset management field.

  • Introduction to Asset Management (AM)
    •  Buried municipal infrastructure challenges
    • AM technical elements, standards, and frameworks (PAS 55, ISO 55000)
    •  Legislative and regulatory requirements (e.g., O. Reg. 588/17: Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure)

  • Asset Inventory and Attributes
  • Asset Valuation (PASB 3150)
  • Levels of Service, Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), Benchmarking Initiatives
  • Pipeline Condition Assessment and Condition Grading
    • Wastewater pipelines condition assessment techniques and WRc and PACP protocols
    • Watermain condition assessment and condition grading
  • Pipe Degradation Mechanisms and Failure Modes
  • Pipe Deterioration Models

  • Pipeline Renovation and Replacement Techniques
    • Trenchless pipe replacement using, for example, HDD, pipe jacking and microtunneling, and pipe bursting
    • Structural, semi-structural, and non-structural lining systems

  • Risk Analysis and Prioritization
    • Rationalization of condition assessment, renovation, and replacement decision making
  • Economic Analysis and Financial Planning
  • Strategic Asset Management using System Dynamics Approach

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Apply essential principles of basic and advanced asset management processes
  • Develop clear understanding of water and wastewater data and inventory models
  • Comprehend engineering properties of various pipe materials and their deterioration/failure mechanisms
  • Describe suitable condition assessment techniques and protocols for water and wastewater pipes
  • Determine how to rehabilitate and renew deteriorated pipelines with minimal financial and social costs
  • Apply techniques for optimal rehabilitation and replacement decision-making based on risk management principles
  • Determine alternative pricing strategies and financing mechanisms for financial sustainability of water and wastewater networks
  • Run and analyze various strategic asset management strategies using system dynamics model developed at the University of Waterloo


For registration and further course information, please visit the OGRA course website