Trenchless Technology

Fall Canada 2018

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34 T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY CANADA FA L L 2018 Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) Since our last update, CATT has hosted a slate of workshops. On Sept. 12, we presented Reducing the Costs of I&I Using Trenchless Approaches. Drs. Mark Knight and Rizwan Younis con- ducted an in-house custom workshop for Enbridge Gas Distribution on Sept. 17. This was followed by a Geotechnical Investigations and Considerations for Successful Trenchless Projects workshop on Sept. 20. Knight and Rizwan will be conducting a week-long course on Asset Manage- ment of Buried Infrastructure in collaboration with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) in November. Six more work- shops will be offered in Winter 2019. On the research side, CATT faculty, staff and students Olukayode Awe and Ahmed Abdel-Aal continue to work on the multi-year Advancing Water Main Reno- vation and Design project under the Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program supported by Canadian federal and provincial govern- ments and industry partner Insituform. The project will result in a better understanding of existing and new renovation products; new and improved design methods for structural lining of water pipelines, and design guidelines and specifications for the wa- ter industry. Anelisa Schmidt continues to work on the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) funded initiative to investi- gate how municipalities are assimilating and implementing as- set management practices in the water industry, especially in the face of new regulations and guidelines. Work is in progress on subsurface utility engineering (SUE) state-of-the-practise initia- tive. The report is expected by the end of this year. CATT has also completed the Water Research Foundation project entitled "Po- table Water Pipeline Condition Rating." Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT) CETT continues to ad- vance research towards re- solving challenges related to trenchless construction methods. Dr. Ali Bayat, CETT director, holds the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Associ- ate Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Underground Trenchless Construction. The NSERC IRC program was developed in close collaboration with a number of industrial partners with inter- est in trenchless technologies, including The Crossing Company, TELUS Communications, UniqEnergy Solutions, BGC Engineer- ing and INROCK. In early September, an NSERC IRC Research Update Session was held, with presentations and discussion of recent research. This session included results on microtrenching backfill methods, drilling fluid optimization for horizontal direc- tional drilling (HDD), geotechnical field parameters and pressure in HDD, and specific energy in HDD. CETT also held an Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling Design course in October, with 26 participants, mainly professionals in the trenchless construction industry. Topics covered included drill path design, pipe stress analysis, and borehole pressure management, among others. Fur- ther courses are planned for 2019, including a three-day course on HDD in Calgary in May, with registration through the Univer- sity of Alberta Faculty of Extension. NASTT-BC The chapter, in conjunction with CATT and Benjamin Me- dia Inc., are planning the 2019 Trenchless Technology Road Show to take place May 6-8 in Richmond, British Columbia. This show will consist of two full days of technical presentations and exhibits bringing you the latest advances in trenchless technology. Moreover, industry-leading ex- perts will conduct three pre-event technical workshops on May 6. Topics covered include methods and materials for planning , design, installation, assessment and management of water and wastewater systems. Visit for more information. Ophir Wainer will be taking over as the chair of NASTT-BC. Wainer is Se- nior Principal – Subsurface Utility Engineering Business Develop- ment Manager at T2 Utility Engineers and is responsible for market growth and education for the utility engineering industry. Wainer takes over from Karl Muller, of KWL, who led the chapter for the last two years. Both Muller and Kieran Field, of OPUS- WSP, have been responsible for some incredible programming and events and Wainer plans to continue where they have le off. NASTT-NW NASTT-NW, along with the Tunnelling Association of Can- ada (TAC), jointly presented the TT2018 - TAC/NASTT-NW Tun- nelling and Trenchless Conference Nov. 7-9 at the Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall. The conference featured the theme Innova- tion in Underground Infrastructure. The conference was a great suc- cess with a sold-out show, two tracks, and a total of 40 presentations including two keynote addresses. Continuing again this year, the NASTT-NW Chapter will be presenting its Technical Lunch Program. This program provides a venue for our members to learn from each other's accomplishments and from suppliers/manufacturers about new innovative products. There will be three technical lunches in Edmonton scheduled for Jan. 24, Feb. 28 and March 28. For further information on these events, refer to the chapter's events webpage, . For more information, email . Ontario-GTA UESI Chapter The ASCE Utility Engineer- ing & Surveying Institute (UESI) recently formed a Ontario-GTA Chapter. Utility Engineering is a branch of Civil Engineering that focuses on the planning , design, construction, operation, mainte- nance and asset management of any and all utility systems, as well as the interaction between utility infrastructure and other civil infrastructure. Stay tuned for information on the chapter's initial meeting. For information, contact Ophir Wainer at ophir.wainer@ and in the subject line put UESI Ontario-GTA Chapter. A S S O C I A T I O N U P D A T E S

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