TT 101: Introduction to Pipelines Construction, Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation

Over the past century, municipalities across Canada have developed and expanded water distribution networks and waste water collection systems that consist of thousands of kilometres of buried pipelines. Today, municipalities are faced with the challenge of constructing new pipelines in crowded urban environments, as well as accessing and rehabilitating aging and deteriorated pipes. This is becoming an issue of increasingly strategic importance because it has strong social, environmental, and economical implications.

This two day workshop, offered in partnership with OGRA, 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. visit OGRA website.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: January 31, 2018

State-of-Practice Review of Infrastructure Asset Management Systems

Attend this workshop and Earn .7 CEUs!

The maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of aging municipal infrastructure is an issue of strategic importance because it has strong social, environmental, and economic implications. Over the past 10 years asset management systems have been evolving rapidly as cities across North America are faced with ever increasing legislative and regulatory requirements to develop and implement effective asset management systems. The objective of this workshop is to review the evolution of asset management practices in Canada and the USA and to provide an overview of some of the most commonly used municipal infrastructure asset management tools. Presentations will discuss the benefits and limitations of various approaches for the development and implementation of asset management systems. The workshop will wrap up with an expert panel to discuss challenges and opportunities and where the future of asset management technology and software is headed.

Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga, ON

Schedule*

7:30 - 8:00 AM  | Registration and Breakfast

8:15 AM | Welcome and Introduction

8:15 - 8:45 AM | Evolution of Asset Management - Comparison of AM Practices in Europe, Australia and North America, Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

8:45 - 9:15 AM   Development of Asset Management Plans by Incorporating ISO 55000 and Ontario’s Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act/2015, Vanessa Chau, City of Brampton

9:15 - 9:45 AM | Asset Management Capabilities and Competencies Assessment, Lee Anne Jones, CH2M

9:45 - 10:15 AM  | Processing and Analysis of Condition Assessment to Prioritize Pipelines and to Develop Operation/Maintenance and Capital Investment Plans, Courtney Kennedy, CH2M

10:15 - 10:30 AM | NETWORKING BREAK

10:30 - 11:00 AM | Am I Doing Asset Management? Identifying the Hurdles and “Breaking Down the Walls of Asset Management” , James Burn, GMBlue Plan

11:00 - 11:30 AM | Where do I Stand in Terms of Asset Management Maturity? The Challenges Facing Small and Large Municipalities in Terms of Staff Compliment and Budgets, Jeff Buchyns, Halton Region

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Case Study: Region of Peel State of Good Repair Reporting for Wastewater Linear Assets, Jeanne Thomsen, Region of Peel

12:00 - 12:45 PM | LUNCH

12:45 - 1:15 PM |  One Step Back, Two Steps Forward-Our Asset Management Sauga, Aiysha Syed-Ali/Thomas Nightingale, City of Mississauga

1:15 - 1:45 PM | Case Study: City of Waterloo In-house Development of Asset Management Program, Milos Posavljak/Cassandra Pacey, City of Waterlooo

1:45 - 2:30 PM | Case Study: Systems Dynamics Approach to Asset Management, Andre Unger, University of Waterloo

2:30 - 2:45 PM | NETWORKING BREAK

2:45 - 3:15 PM | Case Study: Forecasting Future Expenditures and Developing Capital Investment Plans, Rizwan Younis, CATT/University of Waterloo

3:15 - 4:00 PM | Open Forum: AM Shortcomings and Where the Future of Asset Management is Headed

* Subject to modifications

 

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

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the AM_Registration_Form_2018  (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

Price: C$650.00

Date: February 7, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Microtunneling for Pressure and Gravity Pipelines

Earn .7 CEUs!

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

This one-day workshop will focus on the construction of municipal pipelines 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 concrete pipelines. Microtunnelling construction benefits include: reduced risk during construction, large greenhouse gas emission savings, rapid out-of-sight and out-of-mind construction, 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.

Schedule*

8:00 - 8:05 | INTRODUCTION

8:05 – 10:15 | MICROTUNNELING PROCESS AND EQUIPMENT

10:15 – 10:30 | Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00 | JACKING PIPE AND DRILL FLUIDS

11:00 – 11:30 | GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

11:30 – 12:00 | THE HYDRAULIC JOINT – KEY TO CURVED MICROTUNNELING

12:00 – 12:45 | Lunch

12:45 – 13:30 | ASCE MICROTUNNELLING GUIDELINES

13:30 – 14:00 | KNOW YOUR SOIL/ROCK SITE CONDITIONS

14:00 – 14:30 | PROJECT RISK MITIGATION AND DESIGN

14:30 – 14:45 | Networking Break

14:45 – 15:15 | CASE STUDY 1

15:15 – 15:45 | CASE STUDY 2

15:45 -16:15 | CASE STUDY 3- SHANGHAI FORCEMAIN- FAILURE TO SUCCESS

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

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the Microtunneling_Registration_Form_2018  (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

 

Price: C$700.00

Date: February 20, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Return on Investment (ROI) for Pressure Pipelines' Condition Assessment

Attend this workshop and Earn .7 CEUs!

Summary: Well rationalized condition assessment programs are efficient and cost-effective when compared to one-off projects. Municipal and industry experts will present how return on investment and other economic analysis tools (e.g., benefit-cost, breakeven, and alternatives analyses) can be used to inform overall planning and to develop condition assessment programs for water and force-main pipelines. Risk-based approach to prioritize pipes for condition will be presented. Advantages and limitations of selected condition assessment techniques for pressure pipelines will be discussed. Case studies highlighting the advantages and practical limitations of selected condition assessment tools be presented.

Schedule*

7:30 - 8:00 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10 AM | Welcome and Introduction

8:10 - 8:45 AM | Prioritization of Pipelines for Condition Assessment, Rizwan Younis, University of Waterloo

8:45 - 9:15 AM | Overview of Condition Assessment Techniques, TBD

9:15 - 9:45 AM | ROI for Condition Assessment of Pipelines, Billy Haklander, City of London

9:45 - 10:15 AM | Networking and Refreshment Break

10:15 - 10:45 AM | Condition Assessment Limitations on Specific Infrastructure Assets, Sonya Semanuik, OCWA

10:45 - 11:15 AM | Condition Assessment Limitations – Case Study, David Crowder, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | Minimizing Risk for Condition Assessment Program, Amanda Shane, City of Ottawa 

12:00 - 12:45 PM | Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:15 PM | Inspection ROI for Long-Term Capital Improvement Planning, Amin Ganjidoost, Pure Technologies

1:15 - 1:45 PM | ROI on Leak Detection Projects, Kingsley Blease, Kingsley Blease Consulting

1:45 - 2:15 PM | City of Hamilton Approach to Managing Critical Watermains, Mike Zantingh, City of Hamilton

2:15 - 2:30 PM | Networking and Refreshment Break

2:30 - 3:00 PM | Service Life Prediction for Pipelines Using Condition Assessment Data, Jan-Mark Gustafson, Consultant

3:00 - 3:30 PM | Using Condition Assessment Data for Pipeline Renewal, Rizwan Younis, University of Waterloo

3:30 - 4:00 PM | Closing Remarks

 * Subject to modifications

 

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

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the ROI-Registration_Form_2018(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: March 7, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited