Maintaining and Rehabilitating Watermains
Feb 1 - 2, 2021 /
Course Code: 11-0230-ONL21
After participating in the course, you will be able to:
- Inspect and evaluate water main systems
- Recognize the importance of water distribution system rehabilitation
- Compare the benefits and limitations of various methods used in the rehabilitation of water mains
- Develop key performance indicator for water mains
- Choose the appropriate asset data to collect
Since potable water is an essential service, the infrastructure it is conveyed in is regularly inspected, maintained and rehabilitated. Since the methods used for water main rehabilitation are constantly evolving, engineers and technologists must understand the benefits and limitations of each method in order to make an informed decision on which method is best for a particular situation.
The ASCE has determined that over 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day in the United States. There has been no quantification in Canada, but it is not uncommon to read or hear of watermain failures ranging from domestic services to large diameter transmission mains.
- Introduction to Asset Management
- Inspection and Evaluation Methods for Existing Water Mains
- A Chronological Account of Progress in Rehabilitation
- Developing Water Mains Management Plan: An Owner’s Perspective
- Why Is Rehabilitation A Necessity? And, What Are The Real Benefits?
- Levels of services framework
- Asset information and data
- Critical Water Main Management Framework: A Case Study
Who Should Attend
Public Works Directors •Water Distribution Managers• Municipal Engineers •Municipal Public Works Superintendents •Managers/Directors• Design and Construction Managers• Approvals Inspectors, Managers of System Operations, Engineering Assistants •Technologists •Utility Foremen• Crew Leaders and O and M Supervisors• Public Service Agencies and Regulators• Manager of Technical Services •Contractors• SuppliersMore Information
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
Day 1: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks and lunch)
Day 2: 8:30 am to noon Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************
Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
Introduction to Asset Management
- Reviewing the existing state-of-the-art current asset management practices
- Introduction to condition assessment / risk assessment techniques
- Introduction to water mains life cycle costing
- Case studies from City of Hamilton & City of London
Inspection and Evaluation Methods for Existing Water Mains
- How to conduct inspection
- What to check/test
- Non-destructive monitoring and inspection techniques
- Documenting and analysis of report data for condition assessment
A Chronological Account of Progress in Rehabilitation
- water main rehabilitation overview
Developing Water Mains Management Plan: An Owner’s Perspective
- Identifying the need for water main rehabilitation
- Replacement vs. rehabilitation, establishing an effective balance
- Cost effectiveness of rehabilitation
- Establishing short and long range plan for rehabilitation
- Life cycle cost analysis for water main rehabilitation
Why Is Rehabilitation A Necessity? And, What Are The Real Benefits?
- Condition rating models
- Deterioration models
- Internal/external corrosion of water mains
- System performance determines the best rehabilitation technique
Levels of Services (LOS)
- Define LOS?
- How to determine LOS?
- Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
- Benchmarking of assets
Asset Information and Data Requirements
- Asset inventory
- Asset classification systems
- Asset data formats
- Data gap analysis
Critical Water Main Management Framework: A Case Study
- Overall management approach
- Various tool sets required for critical water main management
- Prototype conditioning rating tool (City of Hamilton)
- Integrated Decision-Support Framework
- Decision framework for annual planning cycles (City of London)
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
InstructorKhaled Shahata, Ph.D, P. ENG.
Khaled Shahata is Manager of Corporate Asset Management at the City of London, Ontario. He has over 15 years of academic, consulting and municipal experience in the area of infrastructure asset management. Dr. Shahata has steered the initiative to develop an effective corporate asset management program at the City of London since its launch in April, 2011. His experience includes infrastructure strategy development, asset valuation, and the application of lifecycle cost analysis and risk-based planning and decision making techniques to extend asset life and enhance service delivery.
Prior to joining the City he was an Asset Management Leader at Urban Environment & Management Inc., and an Infrastructure Management Engineer at AECOM. Dr. Shahata is a professional engineer with a PhD in Construction Management, continually contributing to the engineering profession through publications and teaching.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 10 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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