NASSCO Regional Exchange Events Return

Municipalities, contractors, engineers and others come together to learn from NASSCO leaders and each other.

NASSCO Regional Exchange Events Return

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For many years, NASSCO identified the need to bring education and networking to local communities throughout the country. While the spring Annual Conference and fall membership meeting at WEFTEC bring together the majority of NASSCO members, an opportunity to share ideas and industry trends on a more regular and regional basis was needed.

In 2019 NASSCO launched the first-ever regional NASSCO Exchange event in Detroit, Michigan. Titled “The NASSCO Motor City Exchange,” the one-day event brought together local municipalities, contractors, engineers and others aligned to the industry to learn from NASSCO leaders and each other. The intention was to host these educational events regularly throughout the year, but COVID presented an unanticipated pause to this plan.

Luckily, 2022 opened the door to reinstate these events with two hosted last November. The first event found us back in Detroit on Nov. 3 with the 2022 Motor City Exchange, hosted by Doetsch Environmental Services and held at the beautiful Lovett Hall on the grounds of The Henry Ford Museum. The second Exchange event, the 2022 Circle City Exchange, was held Nov. 15 in Indianapolis at the NCAA Hall of Champions. This event was hosted by Inliner Solutions.

The curriculum for each event was based on some of the top accomplishments of NASSCO committees from 2021:

• NASSCO’s Government Relations Committee provided an overview of federal and state funding of underground infrastructure and a guided discussion of the Build America, Buy America Act and how it impacts the underground infrastructure industry.

• NASSCO’s Infrastructure Condition Assessment Committee shared 2023 updates to NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program Version 8, which will include coding for pressure pipe as well as a review of the committee’s recently released PACP QA/QC document.

• NASSCO’s Infiltration Control Grouting Committee walked attendees through the committee’s Grouting Unified Safe Operating Practices Program and introduced a new online exam available to test an individual’s basic knowledge of grouting safety. The findings of a test cell research study on grouting were also shared.

• NASSCO’s Pipe Rehabilitation Committee shared a video on the basics of spiral wound technology and reviewed the features and benefits of spiral wound technology based on the NASSCO Spiral Wound Pipe Liner Performance Specification Guideline which was released in 2021.

• NASSCO’s Pressure Pipe Committee provided an overview of various trenchless rehabilitation technologies available for force mains and reviewed a matrix of pressure pipe rehabilitation options which details structural classifications, diameter ranges, typical values and more.

• NASSCO’s Health and Safety Committee shared recent concerns regarding styrene used in the cured-in-place  process and presented findings from third-party research results to date, along with specific recommendations to keep workers and the environment safe.

The one-day events allowed attendees to earn CEU/PDH credits and were presented in a format that encouraged participants to test their knowledge and exchange ideas. The events were made possible by NASSCO member sponsors Doetsch Environmental Services, Inliner Solutions (Gold Sponsor), Phoenix/PipeLogix, SAK and Vortex Companies.

If you are a NASSCO member and would like to host a future NASSCO Exchange event in your town, please contact me at For information on attending future NASSCO events, please visit To download free specifications and other technical resources, please visit


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