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Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure

Offered in partnership with the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (www.catt.ca), you will learn the fundamentals of asset management with particular emphasis on buried infrastructure (water and wastewater pipelines). Providing an in‐depth knowledge of the essential processes and techniques required to establish an effective asset management program for water and wastewater utilities. 

Course Content

  • Asset inventory of water and wastewater networks
  • System components and attributes
  • Data collection and management
  • Levels of service and key performance indicators
  • Pipe materials and failure mechanisms
  • Condition assessment techniques for water systems
  • Condition assessment techniques for wastewater systems
  • Pipeline rehabilitation and replacement technologies for water and wastewater systems
  • Pipeline rehabilitation and replacement decision making for water and wastewater systems (multi-criteria decision making and optimization)
  • Finance and pricing for water and wastewater systems (financial sustainability)
  • New developments in water and wastewater network asset management

Who Should Attend

Infrastructure professionals and managers with responsibility for the management of municipal water and/or wastewater systems.

 

Accreditation

This course is recognized by:

The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.5 Continuing Education Units to this course.

 

Mark Knight, PhD, P.Eng. is Associate Professor and Executive Director at the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies located at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo. Dr. Knight has extensive experience in buried infrastructure materials, and condition assessment and renewal techniques. Over the past ten years, Dr. Knight has been actively involved in water and wastewater asset management related research with a number of municipalities, and proposed new and innovative techniques in the market place. He has also contributed to the InfraGuide project (best practices guide to municipal infrastructure) and published and presented on buried infrastructure management at a number of forums.

 

Rizwan Younis, PhD is Research Associate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo. He is also the Technical Director for Education Program for Civil Infrastructure Professionals at the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies. Dr. Younis has been engaged in the construction and management of large-scale civil infrastructure systems (water, transportation and buried infrastructure) for more than 15 years. He has expertise in pipelines’ condition assessment, deterioration modeling, infrastructure finance, risk analysis, optimization, and multi-criteria decision making. As an adjunct faculty, he has designed and taught the engineering and economic data analysis course at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Younis is actively involved in asset management research and has published and presented at Underground Infrastructure Management, NASTT’s No-Dig show, Trenchless Technology Road Shows, and ASCE conferences.

Location

Centre for Health and Safety Innovation5110 Creekbank RdMississauga, ONL4W 0A1(905) 219-0044

Time

November 18, 2019 - Nov 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm