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
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 Huron Room