Wednesday, Feb. 8


How Omissions in Design Affect Carbon Footprint in Trenchless Projects
Speakers: Diego Calderon & Luis Perdomo, University of Texas-Arlington

Researchers have quantified and compared carbon footprint and environmental impacts of trenchless and open-cut pipeline installations. However, little research focuses on the consequences of omissions during detail design phases on preconceived carbon footprint benefits of trenchless technologies. This presentation provides a different view, with lessons learned from a challenging scenario.


Developing Quality Evaluation & Management Tools for Sewer Inspection Data
Speakers: Hossein Khaleghian & Yongwei Shan, Oklahoma State University

For sewer collection systems, lacking reliable and accessible sewer data leads to a reactive mode to system failures. This presentation will address the data quality and management issues, as the first step in developing asset management plans for proactive maintenance and rehabilitation of sewer systems.


Cost-Effective Pipeline Condition Assessment for Asset Management Programs
Speakers: Wei Liao & Tom Iseley, P.E. Ph.D., Purdue University

Understand the four major levels of inspection hierarchy and how this supports a comprehensive risk-based asset management program for buried pipelines. Also learn how pipeline inspection is being integrated with pipeline rehabilitation technology to provide advanced solutions for challenging applications.


The Future is Here: AI, Machine Learning & Advanced Condition Assessment Technologies
Speaker: Jeff Maier, P.E., Garver

Gain the latest information on the various advanced technologies and breakthroughs for the quantifiable inspection and accurate mapping of pipelines. High-quality condition assessment information provides a more effective asset management program and can maximize a municipality’s operation and maintenance efficiencies while reducing risk.


Pressure Pipe Inspections: Planning & Techniques
Speaker: Chris MacDonald, CPM Pipelines

Overview of the planning aspects and technologies available – from general overview or survey level type inspections to deep dive comprehensive high-resolution data collection and analysis – for pressure pipe inspections. Each will be explored, and cost and benefits shared to provide a better understanding of the data required to make informed decisions.