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

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.


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 – 11:00 | Jacking Pipe Design and Manufacturing, David Archer, Decast Ltd.

11:00 – 11:30 | Guidance Control and Data Management Systems, Matthias Knoll, VMT USA

11:30 - 12:00 | Drill Fluids for Success, Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 | Planning and Design Considerations, TBD

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

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$550.00

Date: February 21, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Spray-in-Place Pipeline (SIPP) Rehabilitation

More details coming soon.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 20, 2019