Assessment and Trenchless Rehabilitation of Culverts Workshop


Vancouver Island Workshops 2017 


June 14 Victoria : Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC 


June 15 Parksville : Quality Inn, 240 Dogwood St, Parksville, BC 


 * CEUs available

* breakfast and lunch provided


Assessment and Trenchless Rehabilitation of Culverts 



THE ISSUECulvert collapses and blockages have recently hit the news headlines and graphically demonstrate how major property damage, traffic diversions and general inconvenience to the public occur when culverts fail to function. 



OBJECTIVEThis workshop will cover culvert management principles that would benefit public sector organizations including municipalities, cities and highway authorities. The workshop is presented by a number of experienced practitioners both from the consulting and construction spheres of industry. 


The workshops are organized into the following three themes: 


· Condition Assessment: The first part of the workshop will guide attendees through the various stages of culvert assessment: data collection, inspection procedures, data storage, and data evaluation. 


· Design Principles: The second part of the workshop will focus on the fundamental design principles of flexible pipe and hydraulic considerations for culverts. Trenchless rehabilitation techniques suitable for culvert rehabilitation will be presented. 


· Case Studies: The workshop will also include rehabilitation case studies covering the culvert management principles profiled in the initial portion of this workshop.  




8:00-8:45am    Topic: 1. Continental Breakfast and Introduction: Culvert Failure Modes 

                         Speaker: David O'Sullivan [President, PW Trenchless]                                                

                          Description:  Discussion on culvert types, purpose, and failure modes 

8:45-9:45am    Topic: 2. Inspection &  Assessment Protocols for Drainage Culverts                           

                         Speaker: Marek Pawlowski, AScT, Eng.L. [Principal, MJP& Associates]                       

                         Description: Overview of various inspection and assessment procedures;GIS; data                            storage

9:45-10:15am  Topic: 3. Underwater Survey Technologies                                                                  

                         Speaker: Michael Blackshaw [Principal and General Manager, AquaCoustic Remote                          Technologies Inc.]                                                                                                             Description: Overview of investigation techniques for submerged culvert conditions                            and precision 3D spatial measurement 

10:15-10:30am  Coffee Break

10:30- Noon     Topic: 4. Culvert Design Considerations                                                                      

   Speaker: Phil Carroll, P.Eng. [Senior Region Engineer, Western Canada, Atlantic                                 Industries Ltd.]                                                                                           Description: Flexible culvert design Hydraulic design for culverts 

Noon - 1:00pm  Lunch Break

1:00-1:30pm     Topic: 5. Soil Stabilization and Void Filling

                          Speaker: Casey Moroschan [General Manager, Poly-Mor Canada Inc]   Description: Use of Polyurethane grouts for soil stabilization and void filling around                           culverts

1:30-2:05pm     Topic: 6. Structural Rehabilitation of Circular & Non-circular Structures

                          Speaker: Andy Sherwin [Technical Sales Manager, North America,Channeline                                      International]                                                                                                                                         Description: Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) structural lining systems

2:05-2:20pm      Coffee Break

2:20-3:00pm      Topic:  7. B.C. Case Study - Contractor's Perspective  

                           Speaker: David O'Sullivan [President, PW Trenchless]  

                           Description: Pennask Summit; Hwy 99 failure; North Vancouver and Victoria                                      culvert rehabilitation programs

3:00-3:45pm      Topic: 8. B.C. Case Studies- Putting it all together  

                           Speaker: Jesse Doolin BSc - M.J.P. & Associates   

                           Description: Practical application of typical municipal culvert management                                          programs; field data collection challenges

3:45-4:00pm      Topic: 9. Recap and Closing  

                           Speaker: Marek Pawlowski, AScT, Eng.L. [Principal, MJ Pawlowski & Associates]                                Description: Questions, discussions 



Workshop Facilitator: Marek J. Pawlowski, AScT, Eng.L., 

MJ Pawlowski and Associates 








Event Date: 
Wed, 06/14/2017