UESI (Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute ) & Utility Risk Management

Utility Engineering is a branch of CE that focuses on the planning, position, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and asset management of any and all utility systems, as well as the interaction between utility infrastructure and other civil infrastructure.

UESI - the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute - allows opportunities for all those interested to collaborate in advancing the technical and professional practices of utility engineering and surveying. This seminar will provide an overview of the goals of the UESI, including various advancements in utility mapping technologies and standards.  Viewpoints, needs, and issues from various stakeholders will be discussed, and will include speakers from the utility, consulting/construction, and municipal sectors. LOCATION: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd., Mississauga, ON.

Course Outline:

Utility Risk Management

  • What is SUE
  • One Call, Locates, Bill 8
  • Exploring the Colorado Law (mandatory SUE investigations on Linear Infrastructure)
  • SUE in the context of RFPs – client’s perspective

Standards

  • How to write a standard
  • ASCE 15, 26, 27, 28, 38
  • Collection and exchange of utility infrastructure data (CSA S250) - how Canada is leading the charge in these standards - but behind in application

Utility and Pipeline Construction Management (including telecom, gas, water)

  • SUE in the context of linear infrastructure design (water, oil/gas)
  • Best practices for getting SUE done
  • OPS standards - current SUE technologies for trenchless construction
  • “Canadianizing” existing standards
  • ASCE adjunct addition to assist municipalities for the use of SUE within RFP language (add on to ASCE 38-02)
  • SUE implementation and value from the utility perspective

Engineering survey and geomatics

  • Recognition of Utility Engineering within the PEO
  • Differences between utility survey and legal survey (AOLS)
  • Use of CSA S250 (Canadian as-built standard)
  • MTM vs UTM and its uses in Ontario
  • The use and integration of SUE from the consultant’s perspective

Utility asset management

  • Best practices, processes, policies
  • Collaboration tools
  • Making use of available data
  • New technologies and current implementations within the SUE industry

For more information, please download the SUE-workshop sheet.

Registration: Please email catt@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4770 if you have any questions or concerns.

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$650.00

Date: September 10, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Advances in Watermain Rehabilitation

 

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

This workshop will present recent advances in the North America watermain rehabilitation industry. It will start with ongoing and recent developments by the AWWA Watermain Rehabilitation Standards committee by chairs of the committees giving presentations.

Outline:

    Update on the recently published White Paper that provides new guidance on the classification of watermain rehabilitation products and design considerations. This presentation will show you that not all watermain rehabilitation products are the same and how to specify the product you want to have.

Presented by Chris Macey

    • Updates on new AWWA Standards – Spray-in-place-pipe, CIPP and Sliplining.

Presented by the Standards Development Chairs

    • Update on AWWA M28 manual revisions.

Presented by Dr. Mark Knight

    , Chair of the AWWA M28 Watermain Rehabilitation Manual Version 4 revision

Ongoing and recent advances with respect to watermain product testing on going at the University of Waterloo, advances in end seals and service connections, the City of Toronto Watermain rehabilitation program and business case for cathodic protection.

Presentation on the design of the Region of Peel first HDPE watermain distribution system.

Speakers

Chris Macey , P.Eng. Americas Technical Practice Leader - Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation at AECOM, and a trenchless expert whom has work with water utilities across North America that include City of Toronto, Colorado Springs, City of Winnipeg and others. Chris is also the co-author of the AWWA White Paper and a member of the following AWWA M28 committees CIPP Standard and M28 Watermain rehabilitation.

Dr. Mark Knight P.Eng. and Consulting Engineer is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo and Executive Director of the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technology. Mark has over 15 years of experience in testing and the design of watermain rehabilitation products and currently chairs AWWA M28 Watermain rehabilitation and CIPP Standard development.  He is also a member of the AWWA Sliplining committee and Chairs of the AWWA Watermain Rehabilitation Committee.

Randy Cooper P.Eng. is President of Envirologics and chaired the development of ASTM and AWWA Sprayed in-Place Pipe standards.  Randy is also the developer of the Tomahawk pipe cleaning and lining system and promotes Clean-line and protect as a cost effective water pipe rehabilitation strategy.

George Bontus P.Eng. is Director of Engineering at the Aegion Corporation and chairs AWWA Sliplining Standard.  George is also the Vice Chair of the AWWA M28 Watermain rehabilitation committee. George also has his name on several patents for the reinstatement of watermain service laterals and over 20 years of experience in pipe rehabilitation using cured-in-place-pipe.

Matthew Coleman P.Eng. is a Senior Engineer, Asset Planning at Toronto Water where he has been developing and running Toronto Water’s Watermain CIPP program values at over $60 million per annum. This program Matthew manages is one of the largest in North America.  Prior to joining the City of Toronto Matthew worked at Echologics doing pressure pipeline inspections.

Registration: Please email catt@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4770 if you have any questions or concerns.

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$650.00

Date: October 15, 2019

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Lessons Learned from the Trenchless Field

A trenchless project has been meticulously planned for months, the crew has been mobilized to site and then something unexpected happens, what do you do? This workshop will be interactive where participants will be presented with actual case studies, given the obstacle presented and then breakout sessions will brainstorm for ideas as to how to resolve this issue at hand. The groups will then deliver their ideas and then compared to actual outcome. This workshop is open to contractors, technical providers and municipalities.

Price: C$

Date: October 22, 2019

Municipal and Utilities Trenchless Pilot Projects

More details coming soon.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 14, 2020

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 28 - 29, 2020, 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 28, 2020