Pre-Conference
Short Courses – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016
Trenchless Technologies 101
The Trenchless Technology 101 course is for both newcomers to the industry and for anyone who is seeking a refresher course on the various trenchless technology methods. The course covers new trenchless construction techniques including tunneling, open shield pipe jacking, microtunneling, auger boring, pipe ramming, and horizontal directional drilling. It reviews available trenchless rehabilitation methods used to rehabilitate existing infrastructure (i.e. storm, sanitary and watermain) and it concludes with tips to ensure successful trenchless projects. Each presenter will cover details of the key steps involved in planning and executing a successful trenchless project as it relates to their respective technology.
Location:  Hilton Hotel and Suites, Lake Erie Room

 

May 17, 2016
Standardized Defect Coding and Condition Classification System for Water Distribution Pipelines
: The workshop will present various components of the framework for the development of a standardized defect coding and condition classification system for water distribution pipelines. The defect coding and condition classification protocol is developed to identify, characterize, and report various types of anomalies, defects and construction features that can impact water pipelines’ structural, operational, and hydraulic performance as well as water quality in water distribution mains. Furthermore, the workshop will discuss the failure modes and mechanisms for metallic (ductile iron, cast iron, steel), plastic (PE and PVC), and asbestos cement watermains. A risk-based approach for prioritization of pipelines for condition assessment will be discussed. Additionally, a brief overview of watermain condition assessment technologies will be presented. The workshop will conclude with the presentation on the selection of suitable rehabilitation and replacement techniques that take into account the condition of water distribution mains.
Location: Hilton Hotel and Suites, Lake Huron Room