Education never ends for those pushing the trenchless industry forward.


It’s hard to believe the summer is behind us and our children are already heading back to school. But school isn’t just for kids. This is also a great time for you to refresh your industry knowledge and keep up to date on the latest in trenchless technologies.

In addition to the resources, webcasts and FAQs available at nassco.org, COLE Publishing has begun a regular series of online Pipeline Assessment Certification Program quizzes that can be found at cleaner.com. Designed to test your knowledge, the quizzes cover the proper assessment and coding of defects, including structural, operation and maintenance, construction, and other miscellaneous features, giving you regular refreshers on best practices in PACP standards.

Fall is also the time to gear up for industry conferences, which offer many opportunities for education and advancement of knowledge. For example, NASSCO’s Annual Conference, scheduled for Feb. 13-16, in Naples, Florida, includes an intensive Technical Day to cover the latest trends and advances in trenchless technologies. The tentative 2017 schedule will include two separate tracks.

Related: NASSCO Corner: Time to Recertify?

Track A – Inspection, Asset Management and Training

  • Lateral Inspections: Push Cameras vs. Lateral Launch (Kyle Dehne, Jack Doheny Companies)
  • Phased Assessment Strategy for Sewers (PASS): Understanding Sewer Conditions Quicker with Fewer Resources (Steve Sebastian, Envirosight)
  • Acoustic Inspection Implementation at New Castle County, Delaware (George Selembo, InfoSense)
  • Small Utility Asset Management (Jim Harris, Jacobs Engineering)
  • Importance of Training, Why Train/Why Now (Jack Weimer, Jack Doheny Companies)
  • Others to be announced

Track B – Rehabilitation

  • Design Considerations and Benefits of Pipe Bursting (George Mallakis, IPBA & TT Technologies Inc.)
  • Holistic Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation Project in Utah (Jeff Maier, C&L Water Solutions Inc.)
  • Sealing from the Ends: The Internal Pipe End Seal (Lee Haessig and Peter Blais, P.d., Cretex Specialty Products)
  • Critical Details for Municipal Grouting Long-Term Success (Don Rigby, Avanti International; John Nelson, Visu-Sewer Inc.; Marc Anctil, Logiball Inc.)
  • Others to be announced

Soon after NASSCO’s Annual Conference we will be heading to Indiana for WWETT 2017. Lynn Osborn, NASSCO’s technical director, will moderate NASSCO Education Day on Wednesday, Feb. 22, with topics that cover UV-cured lining, pipe bursting, an overview of lateral and main/lateral connection investigations and rehabilitation technologies, as well as a discussion on maximizing ROI with grout, acoustic inspections, and combating I&I with better infrastructure intelligence.

Related: NASSCO Corner: Taking the Challenge

Education is important to NASSCO because it is a driving force behind our mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure and to ensure the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies. We invite you to learn more at nassco.org.


Get the EDge  Training and Continuing Education Courses

PACP TRAINING

September 12-14 Marriottsville, MD
Includes Manholes and Laterals!
Trainer: Ted DeBoda
Contact Dawn Jaworski for more information or to register: 410/442-7473 or email dawn@nassco.org

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September 12-14 Eatontown, NJ
NJWEA Tech Transfer
Includes Manholes and Laterals!
Recertifications Welcome
Trainer: Jerry Weimer
Contact Ashley Groves for more information or to register: 248/349-0904 or email pacp@dohenycompanies.com

September 12-14 Hawthorne, CA (Los Angeles)
Includes Manholes and Laterals!
A limited number of PACP Recertification seats available.
Contact Marilyn Shepard for more information or to register: 916/899-8961 or email mshepard1@hotmail.com

September 13-15 Conyers, GA
Includes Manhole and Laterals!
Recertifications Welcome
Contact John Jones for more information or to register: 404/431-5584 or email plumblineconsultant@gmail.com

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September 20-22 Northville, MI
Includes Manholes and Laterals!
Recertifications Welcome
Trainer: Brandon Conley
Contact Ashley Groves for more information or to register: 248/349-0904 or email pacp@dohenycompanies.com

September 19 Las Vegas, NV
In Conjunction with Tri-States Conference
One-Day Recertification Course
Contact Marilyn Shepard for more information or to register: 916/899-8961 or email mshepard1@hotmail.com

September 20-22 Las Vegas, NV
In Conjunction with Tri-States Conference
Includes Manholes and Laterals!
A limited number of PACP Recertification seats available.
Contact Marilyn Shepard for more information or to register: 916/899-8961 or email mshepard1@hotmail.com

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September 21-23 Seattle, WA
Includes Manholes and Laterals! (if desired)
PACP Recertification seats available
Contact John Jurgens for more information, register or discuss in-house training: 425/487-3325 or email nodig@aol.com

September 23 Northville, MI
One-Day Recertification Course
Trainer: Brandon Conley
Contact Ashley Groves for more information or to register: 248/349-0904 or email pacp@dohenycompanies.com

ITCP TRAINING (CIPP and Manhole)

September 21-22 Marriottsville, MD (NASSCO Training Center)
Cured In Place Pipe
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Day 1 • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Day 2
Trainer: Gerry Muenchmeyer
Contact Gerry Muenchmeyer for more information: 252/626-9930 or email gerry@muenchmeyerassoc.com


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