Pre-Conference
Short Courses – Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014
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 Superior Room

Tentative Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 | Trenchless Technology Introduction
9:00 – 9:30 | Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
9:30 – 10:15 | Introduction to Pipe Jacking and Auger Boring
10:15 – 10:30 | Networking/coffee Break
10:30 – 11:15 | Introduction to Pipe Ramming and Microtunnelling
11:15 – 11:45 | Introduction to Horizontal Directional Drilling
11:45 – 12:30 | Lunch Break
12:30 – 13:00 | Gravity Pipeline Condition Assessment and Defect Coding
13:00 – 13:30 | Spot Repair, Sewer Gravity Pipe Renewal (Grouting, CIPP, Link-Pipe, Sleeves)
13:30 – 14:00 | Full Length CIPP and Slip Lining Methods
14:00 – 14:15 | Networking/coffee Break
14:15 – 14:45 | Pipe Bursting (Sewer and Watermain)
14:45 – 15:15 | Water Pipe Condition Assessment Methods
15:15 – 15:45 | Water Pipe Renovation methods (cement, CIPP, SIPP, Slip Lining)
15:45 – 16:00 | Ensuring Successful TT Projects: Site Investigation, Constructable Designs, Good and Fair Specifications, Inspector Role, QA/QC

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May 27, 2014
Advances in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Asset Management
Urban water and wastewater infrastructure asset management needs are evolving to balance the competing demands of engineering, consumer and financial sectors. This evolution is driven by provincial and federal legislation mandating that revenues from water/wastewater services should cover the cost of managing water/wastewater networks. This one day workshop will focus on next generation techniques and related tools for effective, efficient and sustainable asset management of urban water and wastewater networks. The models and tools integrate technical, financial and consumer sectors of urban water and wastewater systems in a dynamic framework that will assist water and wastewater utility managers to meet the mandate of new regulatory requirements. The workshop will discuss the methodology, underlying structure, formulation, and parameterization of the municipal water and wastewater models, and will demonstrate how to generate alternative management strategies using real municipal data.
Location: Hilton Hotel and Suites, Lake Michigan + Huron Room

SCHEDULE

7:30 – 8:00  | REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

8:00 – 8:15 | INTRODUCTION, Dr. Mark Knight, CATT/University of Waterloo

8:15 – 9:00 | HISTORY OF ASSET MANAGEMENT, Dr. Penny Burns, Editor AMQ International’s “Strategic Asset Management”

9:00 – 10:00 | CHALLENGES AFTER 30 YEARS OF ASSET MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE, Dr. Penny Burns, Editor AMQ International’s “Strategic Asset Management”

10:00 – 10:20 | NETWORKING BREAK

10:20 – 10:50 | IS PSAB 3150 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT?, Leo Gohier, President, Infrastructure Dynamics

10:50 – 12:00 | PIPELINES’ CONDITION ASSESSMENT & DETERIORATION MODELING, Dr. Rizwan Younis & Atefeh Shadpour, CATT/University of Waterloo

12:00 – 13:00| LUNCH

13:00 – 13:30 | ESTIMATION OF NETWORKS’ FUNDING NEEDS: INTRODUCTION TO ESTIMATION; STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING; INFRASTRUCTURE BUBBLES; and LIMITATIONS, Dr. Mark Knight, CATT/University of Waterloo & Leo Gohier, Infrastructure Dynamics

13:30 – 14:00 | FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF MUNICIPALITIES: DEVELOPMENT and EVALUATION OF POLICY DECISIONS USING THE SYSTEM DYNAMICS APPROACH, Dr. Mark Knight, CATT/University of Waterloo

14:00 – 14:30 | FORECASTING THE UNIT COST OF WATER AND WASTEWATER CAPITAL WORKS, Dr. Rizwan Younis, University of Waterloo

14:30 – 14:50 | NETWORKING BREAK

14:50 – 15:20 | SHOULD WATER RATES INCREASE UP TO 9% PER ANNUM?, Dr. Andre Unger, University of Waterloo

15:20 – 16:00 | FINANCIAL/ENGINEERING RISK AND ITS IMPACT ON LONG-TERM FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILTIY, Dr. Andre Unger & Atefeh Shadpour, University of Waterloo

16:00 – 16:30 | FUNDING MECHANISMS TO ELIMINATE THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT, Dr. Mark Knight, CATT/University of Waterloo

 16:30 – 17:00 | REVIEW & DISCUSSION, Leo Gohier, President, Infrastructure Dynamics

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