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Nov 22 - Nov 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure

Offered in partnership with the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (, in this hands-on course you will learn the fundamentals of asset management with particular emphasis on buried infrastructure (water and wastewater pipelines). The course incorporates real data and exercises to provide indepth knowledge of the essential processes and techniques required to establish an effective asset management program for water and wastewater utilities. 

Course Content

  • Asset management frameworks and standards/specifications, such as ISO 55000, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) guidelines; History and development of asset management practices
  • Asset management legislative requirements (Bill 6, Building Together, ON Reg. 588/17)
  • Asset management readiness assessment tools (FCM, AssetSMART, etc.)
  • Water and wastewater networks asset inventory; Asset attributes and data requirements; Data gaps; Pipe materials for gravity and pressure applications
  • Asset valuation methods; PSAB 3150 tangible capital asset reporting requirements
  • Condition assessment techniques for water and wastewater pipelines
  • Wastewater pipeline defect coding and condition grading using WRc and PACP protocols
  • Water pipeline defect coding and condition grading
  • Risk-based asset prioritization, and rehabilitation and replacement decision-making
  • Pipeline rehabilitation and replacement technologies for water and wastewater systems
  • Life-cycle cost analysis and development of capital investment plans
  • Alternative financing strategies to support and implement a sustainable asset management plan
  • New developments in water and wastewater network asset management

Who Should Attend

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


This course is recognized by:

The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.0 Continuing Education Units to this course.


Asset Management - Member Fee - $1,925.00
Asset Management - Non-Member Fee - $2,406.25
Asset Management - Fed/Gov Fee - $2,117.50

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.




November 22, 2021 - Nov 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm