TUESDAY, MARCH 19
No-Dig Point Repair System for Oil & Gas Lines
Speaker: Firat Sever, QuakeWrap Inc.
Learn about a unique, patent-pending no-dig point repair system that is an alternative to the expensive and destructive open-cut replacement for repairing defective segments, as well as preventing methane and other leaks from highly critical natural gas and other pipelines.
Hydrogen Energy: A New Frontier for Gas Pipeline Infrastructure
Speaker: Jeff Maier, P.E., Garver
Learn about the latest developments in the hydrogen energy sector, including the challenges and emerging opportunities for pipeline infrastructure construction and trenchless rehabilitation.
2024 Pipeline Owner/Operator Roundtable
Moderator: Paul Bearden, HDR Inc.
Contractors will be able to hear firsthand from Pipeline Owner/Operators the things they need to focus on for helping maintain compliance with permit and project expectations throughout HDD crossing construction.
Fixed-Wing Aerial Imagery Simplifies Pipeline Surveys
Speaker: Thell Gillis, Prius Intelli
Learn about an alternative to labor-intensive approaches for identifying, documenting, recording, notating, and classifying structures. Aerial imagery records the entire ROW and captures data that can be used for multiple purposes, saving time, decreasing costs, and reducing errors in identifying structures by class location, whether HCA or MCA.
Confined Space Testing & Ventilation: Doing it Properly
Speaker: Bruce Magee, United Rentals
Gain a better understanding of how to properly evaluate, test, and ventilate a confined/enclosed space. There are multiple sets of rules (general industry, construction, power/telecom), depending on the type of space and activity happening within the space, but the sequence of actions prior to entry should always be the same.
Verify all Locate Marks Before Digging & Vacuuming
Speakers: Don Hager, SubSurface Instruments; Ben Rogers, Ring-O-Matic
Learn how to work smarter – save time and money, with smaller potholes – before any excavation by verifying the accuracy or inaccuracies of all located utilities.
50 in 5: Striving to Cut Underground Utility Damages in Half
Speaker: Khrysanne Kerr, Common Ground Alliance
Better understand the practices, processes and technologies with the highest potential to improve outcomes, as well as actionable next steps that can make your organization’s damage prevention system more efficient and effective, and help the industry achieve the Common Ground Alliance goal of 50% less damages over the next five years.