Trenchless Technology

SEP 2018

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More than 930 attendees made the trip to Toronto, Canada, for the 2018 Pipelines Conference, July 15-18 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Organized by the Pipelines Division of the Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute at ASCE, this is the first time the conference was held outside of the United States, and it nearly exceeded its all-time attendance record set in 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The conference attracted 297 attendees from Canada, 519 from the United States and 122 from other countries. Randy Randolph, P.E., M.ASCE, was the recipient of the 2018 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award for his numerous contributions to the engineering profession as a seasoned practitioner in the design, construction, and maintenance of dams, canals, pipelines, pumping plants, groundwater recharge projects and other associated facilities. Victor E. Fernandez- Cuervo, P.E., CGC, ENV SP, F.ASCE, with Miami-Dade County, Florida, was the recipient of the 2018 Pipeline Division Award of Excellence for his service and leadership as chair of the Pipeline Division Executive Committee in 2016-2017. He has served on various technical committees of the Pipeline Division for many years and was recently elected to the UESI Board of Governors. Focusing on the theme of "Revitalizing Global Underground Utility Infrastructure," the conference presented attendees with a wide range of educational and networking opportunities. An eight-track technical program was presented over two and a half days. With nearly 90 paper-based and panel sessions, the Technical Program covered all aspects of utility engineering. Tracks included Construction & Rehabilitation, Condition Assessment, Planning & Design, Utility Engineering Surveying (UES) and Multidiscipline Topics. The exhibit hall attracted 91 exhibitors who brought their products and services to showcase to the attendees. For the first time, UESI provided scholarships to public sector professionals and students. A total of 40 public sector scholarships and five student scholarships were awarded. UESI will be expanding these programs in the future. Information about scholarships will be posted on the Pipelines 2019 Conference website. Planning has already begun for the 2019 Pipelines Conference, July 21 to 24, in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit pipelinesconference. org for more information. 8 T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY S E P T E M B E R 2018 I N T H E N E W S Pipelines Conference Continues to Grow Victor E. Fernandez-Cuervo (left) receives the 2018 Pipeline Division Award of Excellence from Dr. Sam Ariaratnam. More than 930 attendees made the trip to Toronto for the conference.

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