Note: All Pre-Conference Courses will be held Monday Sept 25, 2017

Full Day Courses

Trenchless Technologies 101:
LOCATION: Brittania Ballroom A
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. Click here for more information.

Watermain Renovation Using Structural, Semi-Structural and Non-Structural Lining Systems
LOCATION: Brittania Ballroom B
This workshop will present various types of watermain lining systems to address hydraulic, water quality and structural issues. The industry’s leading experts will discuss strategies to develop highly cost-effective renovation programs for water distribution system. Recent advancements in watermain renovation using polyurea lining systems will be presented. The workshop emphasis will be on the planning, process, design, and QA/QC to ensure successful completion of renovation projects using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system. The workshop will be of interest to municipalities, water utilities, consultants, and constractors who would like to develop their experise in this rapidly evolving field. Click here for more information.

Horizontal Directional Drilling: Design to Construction
LOCATION: Brittania C
Horizontal directional drilling is one of the fastest growing trenchless techniques for cost-effective installation of pipelines, utilities and conduits  under roads, railways, and water crossings. When compared to the open-cut method, HDD is less disruptive to the built environment and environmentally sensitive areas. This workshop will present the HDD process, tools and equipment. The industry’s leading experts will discuss the best practice guidelines for geotechnical investigations, drilling fluids, HDD project planning, design, construction and QA/QC procedures. The workshop will be of interest to municipalities, water utilities, consultants, and constractors who would like to develop their experise in this rapidly growing field. Click here for more information.

Half-Day Courses

Trenchless Carbon Savings & Credits
LOCATION: Cedarbridge
We in the so called developed world have a major job in front of us in the next 30 to 50 years, replacing all the existing utilities we depend upon for clean water and sewage disposal. To install these utilities, we have the option of using trenchless methods of construction which have a much lower carbon footprint than conventional open cut. As a responsible industry in the new world of sustainability and carbon neutrality we have a large role to play. So how do we measure that carbon savings? We in BC have developed a protocol that will allow a city to gain Carbon offsets from their trenchless program and trade these offsets against their emissions from their Day to Day operations.

Planning Trenchless with Subsurface Utility Engineering
LOCATION: Cedarbridge
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), published CI/ASCE 38-02: Standard Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data in January 2003.  The standard is the backbone for the practice of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), an engineering discipline dedicated to accurately mapping and coordinating subsurface utility data.  Information concerning existing underground utilities is vital during the design stage of construction projects as it provides the designers and engineers with an accurate, reliable map of the underground infrastructure.  SUE allows them to determine how the existing infrastructure will be affected by the project so they can make adjustments and plan ahead to minimize impacts. Keynote Speaker: Jim Anspach, co-creator of the  ASCE 38-02. Click here for more information.