Wednesday, Feb. 8


Simple, Safe, Fast, Accurate: Manhole & Precast Concrete Adjustment-to-Grade
Speaker: Matt Stiller, RimRiser

Surface grade infrastructure installations demand accuracy and quality, while unprecedented infrastructure funding and workforce shortages put a premium on installer efficiency and safety. Learn about the challenges of traditional installation methods and the emerging technology designed to address these concerns, as well as case studies of past projects.


Multiple Manhole Rehabilitation Technologies for a Shutout Win Against I&I
Speakers: Lauren Kubin, P.E., & Ashley Burt, North Texas Municipal Water District; Tristan Nickel, RJN Group

The presentation will focus on the inspection, evaluation, and prioritization for identifying and implementing cost-effective rehabilitation technologies to reduce I&I and extend the useful life of manholes. Details will be given specific to this NTMWD project, along with general principles to translate to efforts of other municipalities.


Sewer Collection Rehabilitation: Four Steps to Success
Speaker: John Sierzega, Sherwin Williams

Get details about the four steps to manhole rehabilitation – surface preparation and methods, stopping I&I, repairing and adding structure, and selecting and applying a coating – and what makes each step important.


Developments in Composite Manhole Covers Help Solve Pollution
Speaker: Chad Nunnery, Composite Access Products

Composite covers bring many advantages: safer ergonomics, faster installation, theft prevention, data transmission, cosmetic options, encapsulation of RFIDs/sensors, sustainability, and environmental impact. Finally, with the new compression molding process, assemblies are now becoming affordable and available in weeks, not months.


Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer in Manhole Rehabilitation
Speaker: Fred Tingberg & Jason Zapatocik, Basanite Industries; Ben Safren, Building Envelope Associates

An informative and technical glimpse into an emerging technology in the fight against corrosion. Basalt fiber has become an economical, practical, “green,” sustainable, low-carbon-footprint means of structural reinforcement, and is included in the DOT Standards for road and bridge construction.