Preliminary Program (subject to change)!

Wednesday May 16, 2018
Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
7:00 AM5:00 PMRegistration
7:00 AM8:00 AMContinental Breakfast

Morning Sessions

Start TimeEnd TimeTitleSpeaker(s) and Affiliation
Session 1: HDD/TunnelingSponsored By:

7:30 AM7:45 AMOpening Remarks
7:45 AM8:15 AMAbandoned Coal Mines Make for Challenging HDD Design and InstallationJason Lueke & Chris Lamont, Associated Engineering
8:15 AM8:45 AMCombating Rock with HDD
Tod Michael, Vermeer Corp.
8:45 AM9:15 AMNetworking Break
9:15 AM9:45 AMHDD: The Good, Bad and UglyKyle Verwey, Earth Boring Co. Ltd
9:45 AM10:15 AMSingle- and Multimode Segment Liner Technology for Small Diameter TunnelsGerhard Lang, Herrenknecht
10:15 AM10:45 AMHalton Zone 4 Feedermain – Tunnelling a Confined Aquifer Beneath Major Railways and HighwaysBrandon Gorr, Associated Engineering
Session 2: Condition AssessmentSponsored By:

7:30 AM7:45 AMOpening Remarks
7:45 AM8:15 AMIn Service Forcemain Condition AssessmentAllison Biggar, Pure Technologies
8:15 AM8:45 AMComparing Acoustic Sensor and Low Voltage Technology in Plastic PipeChuck Hansen, Electro Scan Inc.
8:45 AM9:15 AMNetworking Break
9:15 AM9:45 AMApplications of Underwater Remote Technologies for Asset ManagementBob Clarke, ASI Group
9:45 AM10:15 AMDeep Trekker: Small Portable Pipe Inspection CrawlerCody Warner, Deep Trekker
10:15 AM10:45 AMYou Get What You Inspect, Not What You Expect – How Focused Electrode Leak Locating (FELL) is Changing Inspection Standards for Both Existing & Rehabilitated PipelinesMark Grabowski, Electro Scan Inc.
Session 3: Pressure Pipe RenovationSponsored By:


7:30 AM7:45 AMOpening Remarks
7:45 AM8:15 AMWatermain Cleaning and PreparationJonathan Pearce, University of Waterloo
8:15 AM8:45 AMField Deployment of Airborne Cleaning and Lining Technology for Polymeric Lining of Water PipesRandy Cooper, Envirologics Engineering
8:45 AM9:15 AMNetworking BreakSponsored By:

9:15 AM9:45 AMEconomic Evaluation of Operation, Maintenance and Renovation (OMR): Strategies for Water Distribution SystemsRizwan Younis, University of Waterloo
9:45 AM10:15 AMConsiderations for Management of A Large-Scale Watermain Rehabilitation ProgramStewart Dickson, WSP
10:15 AM10:45 AMOptions to Provide Reliable Seals at Service Connections and Liner Terminations for CIPP Watermain RehabilitationGeorge Bontus, Aegion
11:00 AM11:15 AMExhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:15 AM2:00 PMExhibit Hall hours
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM2:00 PMOutdoor Demonstrations

Afternoon Sessions

Session 4: New InstallationsSponsored By:

2:00 PM2:25 PMGuided Boring Innovation for Longer Lengths, Extended Diameters and Harder GeologyJason Holden, Akkerman
2:25 PM2:50 PMFluid and Waste ManagementAdam Bates, Vermeer Corp.
2:50 PM3:15 PMTechnology - The New NormalCory Mass, Vermeer Corp
3:15 PM3:30 PMNetworking Break
3:30 PM3:55 PMKey Aspects of Design and Construction Requirements for Trenchless Crossing under RailwaysHiva Mahdavi & Hamid Javady, AECOM
3:55 PM4:20 PMDuctile Iron Pressure Pipe for Trenchless ApplicationsPaul Stringer, Canada Pipe Company
4:20 PM4:45 PMTheoretical vs Actual Drive Forces - Developing Practical Predictive ModelsKyle Verwey, Earth Boring Ltd.
Session 5: Asset ManagementSponsored By:

2:00 PM2:25 PMOptimal Long-Range Renewal Planning of Sewer NetworksM. R. Halfawy & Jamal Bengassem, Infrastructure Data Solutions, Inc. (IDS)
2:25 PM2:50 PMSewer Pipeline and Manhole Rehabilitation Projects: Keys to SuccessParastou Hooshialsadat & Matt Winkelman, GHD
2:50 PM3:15 PMUsing Smart Monitoring Technology to Track and Reduce I & ICliff Jones, SmartCover Systems
3:15 PM3:30 PMNetworking Break
3:30 PM3:55 PMWater Asset Management: Where are We and Where do We Need to Go?Mark Knight, University of Waterloo
3:55 PM4:20 PMApplication of Zoom Camera Inspection for Asset Management PlanningDonald Gunn, Infratech Services
4:20 PM4:45 PMIntegrated Sewer and Wastewater Treatment Plant Asset ManagementHamed Fardi, University of Waterloo
Session 6: Sewer Pipe Renovation
2:00 PM2:25 PMRehabilitation for Hamilton’s Larges Non-Circular SewerDave Crowder, R. V. Anderson Associated Limited
2:25 PM2:50 PMTrenchless Rehabilitation of the Chapman Sanitary Trunk Sewer: Design Considerations and Lessons LearnedBashir Ahmed, City of Toronto; Jayne Harris & Laurel Murphy, CH2M
2:50 PM3:15 PMStructural Design of Sewer Renovation Systems : Updated French Recommendations: ASTEE-3R 2014 for Non circular PipesPhilippe Fischer & Kim Paggioli, HOBAS Quebec
3:15 PM3:30 PMNetworking Break
3:30 PM3:55 PMSewer Rehabilitation with Sprayed Geopolymer Mortar Lining – A Successful Case Study in Markham
Carlos Lazarte & Paul Headland, Aldea Services, LLC; Joe Royer, Milliken Infrastructure Solutions; David Rosenberg, Michels Canada; Vinor Servera, York Region
3:55 PM4:20 PMWatts Branch Sewer RehabilitationZed Tura, DC Water
4:20 PM4:45 PMCIPP for the Hespeler Trunk Sanitary Sewer Brad Marin, GHD & Jeff Nyenhuis, City of Cambridge
5:00 PM7:00 PM
Networking Reception & Raffle
Sponsored By:

Akkerman
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
7:00 AM5:00 PMRegistration
7:00 AM8:00 AMContinental Breakfast

Morning Sessions

Session 7: MicrotunnellingSponsored By:

CRS Tunnelling
Start TimeEnd TimeTitleSpeaker(s) and Affiliation
7:30 AM8:00 AMMicrotunnelling - "At the Speed of …Hard Packed Sandy Till!"Kyle Verwey, Earth Boring Co. Ltd.
8:00 AM8:30 AMAZ100 Total Guidance System for Extended Length and Curved MicrotunnelingJason Holden, Akkerman
8:30 AM9:00 AMCurved Microtunnel Sewer in the City of Brantford to Serve the New Laurier YMCA Athletic ComplexMatt Welsh, City of Brantford; Troy Bauman, Robinson Consultants
9:00 AM9:20 AMNetworking Break
9:20 AM9:50 AMCurved Microtunnelling Under Airport RoadWalter Trisi, CRS Tunnelling Inc.
9:50 AM10:20 AM8 Railway Tracks, 900 Trains per Day, Piled Buildings and an S-Curve MicrotunnelCyrill Althuser, Jackcontrol AG
10:20 AM10:50 AMTunnelling Challenges of a Construction of a Forcemain in Shanghai (China)Mark Knight, University of Waterloo
Session 8: Manholes/Culverts
7:30 AM8:00 AMStructural GRP Rehabilitation of 62" x 40" Arch Storm Culvert at Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria BCAndy Sherwin, Channeline International
8:00 AM8:30 AMPerformance and Design of Corroded Culvert Rehabilitation Using Invert PavingIan Moore, Jake Tetreault, Caleb Regier, and Neil Hoult, Queen’s University
8:30 AM9:00 AMTrenchless Culvert Repairs Under Active, Remote RailwaysScott Kelly, AP/M Permaform; Glenn Votkin, Martech Inc.
9:00 AM9:20 AMNetworking Break
9:20 AM9:50 AMQuality Control of Manhole Rehabilitation Using Wireless 3D ScannerPierre Mikhail, CUES In.

9:50 AM10:20 AMStudy of Sprayed Maintenance Hole Liner Resistance to External Water Pressure.Ian Moore, Jane Peter, and Neil Hoult, Queen’s University
10:20 AM10:50 AMPipe-Splitting and Replacement of a Corrugated Steel Pipe with Submerged Outlet at Canadian Nuclear LaboratoriesPierre Wilder, Colin Goodwin, and Gerry Bauer., Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Session 9: Construction Planning and DesignSponsored By:

T2 Utility Engineers
7:30 AM8:00 AMApplication of SUE to Assist with Tunnelled WM Design and ConstructionJohn Scaife, Urban X
8:00 AM8:30 AMUtilizing Multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar Technology for Creating 3D MapsJamie Bradburn, T2 Utility Engineers; Alexandre Novo, IDS North America
8:30 AM9:00 AMUnderstanding CIPP Sewer Rehabilitation to Address H2S CorrosionPatrick Moskwa & Kevin Bainbridge, Robinson Consultants; Julie Runion & Michelle Moore, Niagara Region
9:00 AM9:20 AMNetworking Break
9:20 AM9:50 AMLidar Monitoring of Ground Movements Associated with Frost Heave over Leaking Cast Iron Water PipesIan Moore, Joe Wang, Kirsten MacMillan, and Neil Hoult, Queen’s University; Matt Lato, BGC Engineering
9:50 AM 10:20 AMLarge Diameter Cast Iron Watermain Slip Lining RehabilitationA. Omar, City of Regina
10:20 AM10:50 AMSoil Parameterization of Lateral Pipe MovementRichard Yovichin, Youngstown University
10:00 AM1:00 PMExhibit Hall Hours
12:00 AM1:00 PMLunch
1:15 PM1:50 PMKeynote Address

Afternoon Sessions

Session 10: How to
Design Successful Pipeline Renovation Projects
2:00 PM2:30 PMKey Issues and Industry Gaps
2:30 PM3:00 PMEngineer Perspectives
3:00 PM3:30 PMContractors
Session 11: How to Design Successful HDD and Tunnelling Projects
2:00 PM2:30 PMGeotechnical Investigations
2:30 PM3:00 PMEngineer Perspective
3:00 PM3:30 PMContractors Perspective