Providing Good Quality Trenchless Rehabilitation Contract Specifications



The use of trenchless techniques for rehabilitation and replacement of existing pipelines and installation of new pipelines and utilities has become mainstream. This workshop by industry's experts will present the good practices in the preparation of contract specifications for trenchless projects. The workshop participants will learn about how to write specifications and quantity schedule for trenchless contracts. The workshop will present case studies and approaches to avoid conflicts among owner, engineer, and contractor. Location: CHSI, 5110 Creekbank Rd., Mississauga.


7:30 – 8:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40 am | Introduction, Rizwan Younis/Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

8:40 – 9:40 am | Elements of Trenchless Rehabilitation Contract Documents and Construction Specifications, Chris Macey, Aecom

9:40 – 10:15 am | Preparation of Construction Specifications and Bid Schedule for Successful CIPP Renovation of Water Mains, Stewart Dickson, WSP

 10:15 – 10:30 am | Refreshment and Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 am | Performance Based Contract Specifications to Get the Best Value, Kevin Bainbridge, Robinson Consultants

11:15 am – 12:00 pm | Avoiding Typical Specification Deficiencies and Ambiguous Clauses on Pipeline Renovation Projects, Ian Doherty, Trenchless Design

12:00– 12:45 pm | LUNCH

12:45 – 1:15 pm | Design-build vs. Traditional Trenchless Project Specifications, Ian Doherty, Trenchless Design

1:15 – 1:45 pm | Sharing the Risk on Trenchless Projects, Chris Macey, Aecom

 1:45 – 2:15 pm | How to Develop and Maintain Trust Between Owner, Consultant and Contractor, Matthew Coleman, City of Toronto

2:15 – 2:30 pm | Refreshment and Networking Break

2:30 – 3:00 pm | Engineering Consultants Experience and Qualifications, Kevin Bainbridge, Robinson Consultants

3:00 – 3:30 pm | Effective Advertising, Bidding, and Contracting Strategies for Competitive Pricing, Chris Macey, Aecom

 3:30 - 4:00 pm | Open discussion: How to Improve Specifications

 * Subject to modifications

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

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the Contract-Specs_Registration_Form_2017  (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

Start Time: 8:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: November 28, 2017

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