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If you are not yet a member of NASSCO and want a good reason to join, consider NASSCO’s 41st Annual Conference. The conference, which is open to members only, is scheduled Feb. 13-16 in Naples, Florida, and will include one of the biggest and best NASSCO Technical Days ever.

Each year, an increasing number of NASSCO members come together at our Annual Conference to learn about initiatives designed to set standards for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. We also use this time to introduce new members of the board of directors, and to provide the opportunity for all members to participate in a variety of influential NASSCO committees. There’s even time for some networking. But the part of our agenda that’s really growing in importance and attraction to new and old members alike is Technical Day.

The 2017 NASSCO Technical Day, set for Wednesday, Feb.15, will provide something for everyone — municipalities, contractors, engineers and manufacturers/suppliers. The forum encourages all participants to set aside competitive natures and join together to introduce, discuss and evaluate new trenchless technologies and processes. The event will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a presentation by Water Research Center’s Andy Drinkwater from Swindon, England.

Drinkwater was instrumental in the development of NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program and currently conducts applied research for water companies in the UK regarding FOG and wet wipes, and also serves as an expert witness/independent investigator to identify the cause of system failures. From 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. there will be two separate tracks allowing members to focus on the technologies that are most important to them:

Track A – Inspection, Asset Management and Training

  • Design/Build for Trenchless Rehabilitation — Find and Fix: Lessons for Success
  • Phased Assessment Strategy for Sewers (PASS): Understanding Sewer Condition Quicker and with Fewer Resources
  • Acoustic Inspection Implementation at New Castle County, Delaware
  • Small Utility Asset Management
  • Importance of Training, Why Train/Why Now
  • Structural Condition Assessment of Flexible Conduits: Incorporating Portable CT Imaging to Verify Supporting Soil Integrity, Identify Voiding and Verify Undermining

Track B – Rehabilitation

  • Design Considerations and Benefits of Pipe Bursting
  • Holistic Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation Project in Utah Yields Big Results
  • Sealing from the Ends: The Internal Pipe End Seal
  • Critical Details for Municipal Grouting
  • Quality Assurance to Support Municipality CIPP Expenditures: Case Studies from a Municipality and Contractor Point of View

For more information, including lodging and other travel details, please visit nassco.org to make your plans now and get the best rates. If you are not yet a member and want to join us in February for NASSCO’s 41st Annual Conference, please visit nassco.org and apply for membership today.

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