Trenchless Technology

DEC 2018

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20 Trenchless Technology Center Newsletter D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 Trenchless Technology Center Newsletter TTC Holds Third BAMI-I CTAM Workshop in Lewisville, Texas The Buried Asset Management Institute (BAMI) was estab- lished in the Department of Watershed Management (DWM) for the City of ansitioned to BAMI- International (BAMI-I) in 2004. BAMI-I is a non-profit corpora- tion whose main purpose is to educate and assist those who have an interest in applying best buried asset management practices to extend the life and efficiency of their assets. BAMI-I launched the Certificate of Training in Asset Management courses (CTAM 100-400) nearly 10 years ago. This program consists of four online courses plus a 2-level certification program (Associate Water Asset Manager (AWAM) and Professional Water Asset Manager (PWAM)). To-date, indi- viduals from 16 countries have enrolled in the CTAM program online. In August 2015, BAMI-I was requested by the Division of Water Infrastructure (DWI) of North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC - DENR) to con- duct a four-day course to teach CTAM 100-400 in Raleigh, North Carolina as a workshop. BAMI-I was also requested to conduct a four-day CTAM course by Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) in Columbus, OH in May 2017. Recently, BAMI-I teamed with the Underground Construction Technology Association North Texas Chapter (UCTA-NT) to hold the third four-day CTAM workshop on Nov 5-8. The workshop covered one course level per day and was a great success. It was a sold-out event with a waiting list. In total, 47 professionals passed the more than 20 exams to become Certified - AWAM (Associate Water Asset Managers). The attendees consisted of approximately 50 percent municipal representatives and 50 percent consultants. For more informa- tion about the CTAM courses or to host the four-day work- shop, please contact TTC Associate Director for International Operations, Dr. Tom Iseley at dtiseley@latech.edu . TRAINING UPDATES TTC CTAM Course in Lewisville, Texas TTC Holds Annual IAB Meeting The TTC recently welcomed more than 20 members of its Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the Louisiana Tech University campus for meetings with TTC faculty, staff, and students. The IAB is composed of representatives from internationally renowned companies within the trenchless technology industry, which provides valuable guidance and support to the TTC. The 2018 meeting continued a tradition of nearl years in which the board has convened at Louisiana Tech. TTC leaders, faculty, and staff reported on their current and planned activities, including research, technology transfer, and international activities. The IAB then provided feedback on what they perceive as the growing areas of research within the field and where the TTC should focus technology transfer activities, such as municipal forums and specialty schools. This valuable feedback helps the TTC maintain its cutting-edge leadership in the underground construction industry. We once again received extremely positive feedback from the IAB this year and they were pleased with the direc- tion that the TTC is taking, specifically in regard to our grow- ing research programs, continued success with municipal forums and training activities, and our student engagement, and they were very impressed with the facilities at the Richardson Suite in the Pressbox.

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