Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure

Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure

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.

Course Topics

  • 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


Centre for Health and Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Rd
Mississauga, ON
L4W 0A1
(905) 219-0044

Room: Smart K


November 19 – 23, 2018
8am - 5pm


For registration, please visit the OGRA course website



Price: Free Event

Date: November 19, 2018

Helping Municipalities to Identify Appropriate Rehab Technologies for Sewers

Many municipalities have collected a large amount of CCTV data on sewers and manholes. However, they often struggle to use the inspection data to answer three fundamental questions: What assets should be fixed? When they should be fixed? and How they should be fixed?

Join us for this band new workshop to help municipalities identify appropriate renewal techniques based on the condition assessment data. Attendees will learn about the tools to aid data management and decision making. Furthermore, benefits and limitations of various sewer pipe rehabilitation techniques will be discussed.


7:30        8:00        Registration and Breakfast

8:00        8:30        Introduction - What do I do with my Inspection Data?

8:30        9:00        Using Condition Assessment Data for Deterioration Modeling and Forecasting Future Condition of Sewers

9:00        9:30        Case Study: Report Actions-based on Custom Decision Making Process Programs

9:30        10:00     NASSCO Tool: Assigning Rehabilitation with a List of Contractors

10:00     10:15     Networking and Coffee Break

10:15     10:45     Using Software to Map, Identify Priorities and Assign Rehab to Alleviate Staffing Constraints

10:45     11:15     Rehabilitation of Sewers and Laterals using CIPP

11:15     11:45     Other Lining Methods and When it would be Advantageous to Use Them

11:45     12:45     Lunch

12:45     13:15     Structural Spot Repair Technologies

13:15     13:45     Structural Sewer Pipe Replacement Options

13:45     14:15     Sewer Grouting - Resolving Infiltration

14:15     14:30     Networking and Coffee Break

14:30     15:00     Spray Liners in Sewers

15:00     15:30     Link Pipe and Rubber Seals for Fixing Separated and Offset Joints

15:30     16:00     Pipe Maintenance: Cutting, Reaming, and Flushing

* Subject to modifications

Registration Options (Please check your CATT membership status for member discount eligibility):

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the Helping-Municipalities-Registration-Form  (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$475.00

Date: January 22, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

TT 101: Introduction to Potable Water And Sewer Pipelines' Construction, Condition Assessment, and Renovation using Trenchless Construction Methods

This two day workshop, to be held January 30-31,will provide participants with an overview of the specific details associated with water distribution systems, pressure pipes and sewer networks with regards to understanding new construction methods, condition assessment, and renovation methods that require limited or no excavations. It will also cover requirements for implementation of a successful project from start to finish, including gathering the appropriate existing condition information, preliminary design, final design, specifications, tendering, construction, and temporary water and sewer bypass systems. For more details and to register, visit OGRA website.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 30, 2019

Spray-in-Place Pipeline (SIPP) Rehabilitation

CIPP is the most widely used rehabilitation method for extending the life of municipal pipes. SIPP (Spray-in-Place Pipeline) rehabilitation technology is emerging as a trenchless and efficient solution that can be structurally enhanced to provide a robotically applied composite lining system. SIPP can be applied inside pipes ranging from 50mm to 1800mm in diameter, both vertical and horizontal. SIPP technology uses a robotic spray application rig to apply an internal 100% solids epoxy or geopolymer pipe lining in-situ. Brushed-in-Place-Pipeline (BIPP) as well as airborne distribution of epoxy liners and bonded barrier coatings will be part of this review of sewer and water rehab technologies that comply with current ASTM standards. Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd. Mississauga.

Price: Free Event

Date: February 7, 2019

Municipal Construction of Sewers and Watermains Using Microtunneling

This one-day workshop will focus on the construction of municipal sewers and watermains using the Microtunnelling trenchless construction method. Over the past several years Ontario has grown from not using Microtunnelling to becoming a leader in North America for complex and challenging projects that include curved installations, and sea and lake outfalls. Microtunnelling construction benefits include: reduced risk during construction, large greenhouse gas emission savings, rapid out-of-sight and out-of-mind construction, and significant reduction in social and environmental costs. Attendees will learn from leading international and national industry experts on state-of-the art construction equipment, processes, design, construction risk mitigation, and quality control and quality assurance. In addition, local case studies will be presented to demonstrate how successful on-time and on-budget projects can be constructed locally. This is a workshop you will not want to miss and is held only once a year.


Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8


8:00 – 8:05 | Introduction

8:05 – 10:15 | Microtunneling Process and Equipment, Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht AG

10:15 – 10:30 | Networking Break

10:30 – 10:50 | Jacking Pipe Design and Manufacturing, David Archer, Decast Ltd.

10:50 – 11:10 | Fibreglass Jacking Pipe, Vince Paparozzi, Hobas Pipe USA

11:10 – 11:40 | Guidance Control and Data Management Systems, Matthias Knoll, VMT USA

11:40 - 12:10 | Drill Fluids for Success, Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 | Planning and Design Considerations, Marc Gelinas, Hatch

13:45 – 14:30 | Geotechnical Investigation and Risk Management, Masoud Manzari, Thurber Engineering

14:30 – 14:45 | Networking Break

14:45 – 15:15 | Case Study 1, Gene Woodbridge, Earth Boring

15:15 – 15:45 | Case Study 2, Walter Trisi, CRS Tunneling

15:45 -16:15 | Case Study 3 - Shanghai Forcemain-Failure to Success, Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

* Subject to modifications

Registration Options (Please check your CATT membership status for member discount eligibility):

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the Microtunneling_Registration_Form_2019 (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$550.00

Date: February 21, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Manhole Assessment and Rehabilitation

This workshop presents the inspection and trenchless rehabilitation methods for maintenance of holes. It addresses the growing problem of manhole deterioration. Inflow and infiltration solutions have been discussed extensively for sanitary and storm sewers. However, these measures may be limited if manhole chambers are neglected. Consequently, an increasing amount of attention has been paid to the rehabilitation challenges facing sewer maintenance holes. As in other aspects of the sewer systems where trenchless technologies are replacing excavation, this seminar will highlight the inspection and trenchless rehabilitation methods for maintenance holes. More details coming soon. Location: Mississauga Grand, 35  Brunel Road, Mississauga.

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$650.00

Date: March 26, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Emerging Trenchless Technologies

More information coming soon.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 10, 2019