9:00-9:25 a.m.
AI, Cloud Technologies Driving America’s Largest Trenchless CIPs
Speaker: Eric Sullivan, Sewer AI
In-depth look at the City of Houston’s innovative approach to meeting Consent Decree obligations by leveraging AI Computer Vision and Cloud tools on assessment of ~7,000 miles of wastewater collection pipes and ~150,000 MHs. Enhanced efficiencies and cost savings will be highlighted, including pipeline inspections, data processing, collaboration and decision support.

9:30 – 9:55 a.m.
Trends in Assessing Metallic Water Pipelines
Speaker: Chris Kyea, P.E., Pure Technologies
Introduce a new, higher-resolution ultrasonic inspection technology that can be deployed on the free-swimming delivery platform. It offers all the benefits for inserting and traversing a waterline with butterfly valves, but also increases the resolution for wall loss detection to a 2-inch square area with 20% minimum wall loss, or a smaller 1-inch square area with 40% wall loss.

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.
Introduction to Manufactured-In-Place Composite Pipe (MICP)
Speakers: Tony Lane and Noah Thomas, SippTech LLC
Learn about a new-to-market, innovative technology – manufactured-in-place composite pipe (MICP) – that will likely be a driving force for the future of pipe rehabilitation solutions. SippTech is working to establish ASTM standards specific to MICP because it goes above and beyond any current sprayed-on technology published standards.

10:30 – 10:55 a.m.
Remote Sewer Saddle Connections for Pipe Bursting
Speaker: Ted Dimitroff and Mark Mayhook, Trenchless Consulting LLC
Learn about remote sewer saddle connections, using electro-fusion fittings, which are cleaner, safer and have reduced social impact when connecting to new pipe.

2:00 – 2:55 p.m.
Polymeric Spray-Applied Linings for Pressure & Gravity Pipelines
Speakers: Sanaz Ghalambor, Framatone; Kawalpreet Kaur, Ph.D., and Mohammad Najafi, Ph.D., P.E., University of Texas-Arlington
Provide knowledge and education to understand the application of polymeric spray-applied pipe lining (SAPL) for the rehabilitation and renewal process – from planning to the inception phase – and the benefits of this application.