Pre-Conference Short Courses: Monday Sept 25, 2017 (more information coming soon).

Preliminary Technical Program (subject to change)!

Tuesday Sept 26, 2017
Start TimeEnd TimeEventLocation
7:00 AM5:00 PMRegistration
7:00 AM7:45 AMContinental Breakfast
7:30 AM7:45 AMOpening Remarks

Morning Sessions

Session 1: Horizontal Directional DrillingRoom: Minoru A
Start TimeEnd TimeTitleSpeaker(s)Affiliation
7:45 AM8:15 AMThe Importance of Drill Waste Mitigation and Fluid ManagementCraig Jones/Zachary MaassenBOS Solutions
8:15 AM8:45 AMInnovative Approach to Deal with Interference in HDD ProjectsEileen Breum/Siggi FinnssonDigital Control
8:45 AM9:15 AMRefreshment BreakSponsored by:
9:15 AM9:45 AMKaw WTP Water Transmission Main: Serving North Lawrence & BeyondJeff HeidrickBurns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc
9:45 AM10:15 AMHDD Technology Advancements Focused on Mitigating Environmental and Carbon FootprintsSeth MatthesenDitch Witch
10:15 AM10:45 AMSuccessful HDD Projects - Lessons Learned by an Litigation ExpertDr. Mark KnightUniversity Of Waterloo
Session 2: Condition Assessment for Municipal PipelinesRoom: Minoru B
7:45 AM8:15 AMVoid Detection with Pipe Penetrating RadarCsaba Ekes
8:15 AM8:45 AMPotable Water Tunnel Inspection Utilizing Remote Technology with Long Tether Capabilities
Richard Engel
ASI Group Ltd.
8:45 AM9:15 AMRefreshment Break
9:15 AM9:45 AMLessons Learned 20 Leagues Under the Lake
Dennis Smith
9:45 AM10:15 AMTackling Water Utility Challenges Using Completely Portable Inspection Systems
Cody Warner
Deep Trekker
10:15 AM10:45 AMCase Studies in Condition Assessment using LiDAR, Sonar and CCTV
Csaba Ekes
Session 3: Pressure Pipe Renovation
Room: Minoru CSponsored By:

7:45 AM8:15 AMThe Superpipe: How CIPP Lining Can Maximize the Life of a Failing Watermain
Geoff Britnell FER-PAL Infrastructure
8:15 AM8:45 AMA New Quality Assurance Process for CIPP Installations
Tony Araujo
Paragon Systems Testing
8:45 AM9:15 AMRefreshment BreakSponsored By:

Associated Engineering
9:15 AM9:45 AMThe Benefits of Combining TechnologiesAlois Multerer
Primus Line
9:45 AM10:15 AMSlip-lining Douglas Rd. Watermain No. 1
Marek Pawlowski
MJ Pawlowski and Associates
10:15 AM10:45 AMMaterial Selection and Design for CIPP Pressure Pipe LiningGeorge BontusAegion
12:00 Noon1:00 PMLunch
11:00 AM11:15 AM
Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting
Britannia Ballroom
11:15 AM2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall and Demos
Demo Schedule
1:20 PM1:40 PMMar-Tech Underground Services Ltd.
1:40 PM2:00 PMPer Aarselff

Afternoon Sessions

Session 4: Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
Room: Minuro ASponsored By:

T2 Utility Engineers
2:00 PM2:30 PMIntroduction to SUE
Joseph Salazar
GeoScan Subsurface Surveys Inc.
2:30 PM3:00 PMAre you an Educated Excavator? Shannon NeufeldNational Energy Board (NEB)
3:00 PM3:30 PMThe Newly Released TAC Guidelines and SUE Mapping Investigation: Impact on TrenchlessOphir Wainer
T2 Utility Engineers
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking BreakSponsored By:

Geoscan Subsurface Surveys

4:00 PM4:30 PMInnovative Solutions for Locating a Heavy Flow Sewer & the Design Impact on a Trenchless ProjectMichael Johnson
T2 Utility Engineers
4:30 PM5:00 PMProper Use of SUE in the Tendering Process and Impacts on Trenchless ProjectsJames Anspach
Session 5: Condition Assessment for Municipal Pipelines
Room: Minoru BSponsored By:

Opus International Consultants (Canada) Limited
2:00 PM2:30 PMThe Advantages and Disadvantages of CCTV Inspection of Water Distribution Mains
Carissa Boudwin
Electro Scan Inc.
2:30 PM3:00 PMThree Years of Electric Current Leak Detection Scanning: What Have We Learned?
Gordon Henrich
3:00 PM3:30 PMAchieving Multi-Sensor Inspection (MSI) for Watermains and Forcemains
Gordon Henrich
Pipeline Intregrity Technology
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking BreakSponsored By:

Opus International Consultants (Canada) Limited
4:00 PM4:30 PMWatermain Prioritization, Condition Classification and Grading System Rizwan Younis and Mark KnightCATT/University of Waterloo
4:30 PM5:00 PMA Proactive Approach to Pipeline Management: City of Vancouver Case Study
Justin Hebner
Pure Technologies Ltd.
Session 6: Gravity Pipe Renovation
Room: Minuro C
2:00 PM2:30 PMButtertubs Drive Sanitary Sewer Pipe Bursting Project
Greg Deacon
PW Trenchless
2:30 PM3:00 PMLaboratory Testing and Analysis of Geopolymer Pipe-lining Technology for Rehabilitation of Sewer & Stormwater Conduits, Part II – CMP Culvert Analysis
Joe Royer
3:00 PM3:30 PMOutline for a Successful UV Liner Installation
Chris Schneider/Eric Webb
Aries Industries
3:30 PM4:00 PMNetworking Break
4:00 PM4:30 PMTrenchless Rehabilitation Using CIPP and GRP
Christoph Lindner
4:30 PM5:00 PMBenefits of Understanding the Deterioration of Asbestos Cement (AC) Pressure and Gravity Pipe
Marek Pawlowski
Pyper Infrastructure Management Ltd
5:15 PM7:00 PM
Networking Reception & Raffle
Sponsored By:

T2 Utility Engineers
Wednesday Sept 27, 2017
Start TimeEnd TimeEvent Location
7:00 AM5:00 PMRegistration
7:00 AM7:45 AMContinental Breakfast

Morning Sessions

Session 7: New Installations
Room: Minoru ASponsored by:
Start TimeEnd TimeTitleSpeaker(s)Affiliation
7:30 AM8:00 AMHydro Hammer
Harry Dickinson
The Tunneling Company
8:00 AM8:30 AMLarge Diameter Trenchless Pipe Installation Methods
Paul Nicholas
8:30 AM9:00 AMTR Flex Ductile Iron Pipe for Trenchless Applications: Britannia Rd., Milton Ont. - Triple 450mm dia. Force MainPaul Stringer
Canada Pipe
9:00 AM9:20 AMRefreshment Break
9:20 AM9:50 AMMary Hill Bypass Port Mann Main No. 2
Mike Davolt
9:50 AM10:20 AMPipe Slitting for Water Service ReplacementAndy Braithwaite
10:20 AM10:50 AMFusible PVC Done RightMarek KiedrowskiGHD
Session 8: Laterals/Manholes/Culverts
Room: Minoru B
7:30 AM8:00 AMLateral Rehabilitation in the City of Hamilton - A Totally Trenchless SolutionMike Near/Alec Turnbull
Liquiforce Services
8:00 AM8:30 AMWhat's More Important - Quantity or Quality in Maintenance Hole Inspections
Gordon HenrichRobichaud
8:30 AM9:00 AM3D Wireless Manhole Inspections
Pierre Mikhail
Cues Inc.
9:00 AM9:20 AMRefreshment BreakSponsored by:

9:20 AM9:50 AMInnovative Manhole and Pipeline Rehabilitation Techniques Prove Worth in Two Very Different Situations
Scott Kelly
AP/M Permaform
9:50 AM10:20 AMCity of Richmond – No. 1 Road Box Culvert RehabilitationLeo Huang/Marek Pawlowski
City of Richmond
/MJ Pawlowski and Associates
10:20 AM10:50 AMCN RAIL 30”- 48” Culvert Repair in Eastern Canada
Michael O'Toole
Session 9: Advancing the Trenchless Industry/Culverts

Room: Minoru C
7:30 AM8:00 AMTrenchless Technology Survey Questionnaire Data Analysis for Canadian Municipalities
Janga Thapa
Youngstown State University
8:00 AM8:30 AMAdvancing the Trenchless Industry, a Municipal Challenge
Jonathan Pearce
City of Waterloo/CATT
8:30 AM9:00 AMFair and Accurate RFPs – A Rehab Contractor’s Perspective
Gord Henrich
9:00 AM9:20 AMRefreshment BreakSponsored by:
9:20 AM9:50 AMEvolution of Culvert Inspection Program TechniquesJesse Doolin
MJ Pawlowski and Associates
9:50 AM10:20 AMProcurement Models for Culvert RehabilitationDavid O'Sullivan
PW Trenchless Construction Inc.
10:20 AM10:50 AMPipe Ramming as the Preferred Method for Culvert Installation and ReplacementAndy BraithwaiteHammerhead
12:00 Noon1:00 PMLunch
9:30 AM1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall
Britannia Ballroom
1:00 PM1:15 PMState of Canada's Trenchless Industry
Dr. Mark Knight, University of Waterloo
Room: Minoru A & B
1:15 PM1:50 PMKeynote Speaker - Mike Sullivan, President of Alberta One-Call Corporation and the Executive Director of the Canadian Common Ground Alliance. Mike is the President of Alberta One-Call Corporation and the Executive Director of the Canadian Common Ground Alliance.
Mike's damage prevention experience stems from a 25 year career with Canada’s federal transmission pipeline regulator, the National Energy Board, Alliance Pipeline Ltd., HMA Land Services Ltd., Alberta One-Call Corporation, and the CCGA.
As Executive Director of the CCGA, and a member of the Common Ground Alliance's Board of Directors, Mike represents the collective damage prevention voice for Canada.

Room: Minoru A & B

Afternoon Sessions

Session 10: Tunnelling
Room: Minoru A & BSponsored By:

Corix Water Products
2:00 PM2:30 PMFiberglass Jacking Pipe Provides Trenchless Upgrade to Las Vegas Sewers
Cal Reaume
Corix Water Products
2:30 PM3:00 PMGuided Boring Application Variety: Extended Diameters and Harder Geology
Chris Sivesind
3:00 PM3:30 PMThe Pilot Tube Installation Method and Case Studies
David Gill
Logan Clay Products
3:30 PM3:45 PM
Networking BreakSponsored by:
3:45 PM4:15 PM
Pushing the Limits of Slurry Microtunneling and Direct Pipe in North America
Gerhard Lang
4:15 PM4:45 PM
Hydraulic Joint Pushes the Limits in Curved Microtunneling
Cyrill Althuser
Jackcontrol AG
Session 11: Case Studies
Room: Minoru C
2:00 PM2:30 PMBurrard Street Storm Tunnel – Success in Difficult Ground
Jason Lueke
Associated Engineering
2:30 PM3:00 PMCIPP for Hespeler Trunk Sanitary Sewer
Bradley Marin
3:00 PM3:30 PMCarbon Emissions Reduction through TrenchlessDave O"Sullivan
PW Trenchless
3:30 PM3:45 PMNetworking BreakSponsored By:

Associated Engineering
3:45 PM4:15 PMPreserving Victoria's History – GRP Rehabilitation of Brick Drain Under Ross Bay Cemetery
Mike Brady
4:15 PM4:45 PMRehabilitation of 1550mm x 995mm Arch Culvert at Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria BC
Andy Sherwin
Channeline Inetrnational