Laterals Good Practices

The British Columbia Chapter of the North American Society (NASTT-BC) is joining forces with NASTT (the national organization) to sponsor a special one-day Lateral Lining Good Practices Course, Thursday, Feb 12th, 2015, at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek in Surrey, British Columbia.     


Description: Millions of sewer laterals – the portion of sewer networks that connect individual properties to the public sewer network – exist throughout the United States and Canada. Many laterals have not been maintained and as a result, allow a significant amount of inflow and infiltration (I/I) into sewer systems, which can lead to sanitary sewer overflows, increased costs and damage. Consequently, there is a compelling need to solve I/I problems of sewer laterals.


Course Objective: This course offers a clear understanding of the problems and relevant issues unique to the private lateral portion of the collection system network, explains available options for inspection, evaluation and repair of sewer laterals and address the financial and legal issues that affect the means by which necessary work can be accomplished.


NEW Course Material! The course material has been recently updated to include new technology developments and utility experience in terms of managing the legal and financial issues associated with private lateral sewer programs. Information on the actual savings in I/I reduction being realized through lateral rehabilitation programs will also be presented.


Course Topics: The sewer laterals course covers the following topics: (1) an introductory overview of what sewer laterals are and why they present an important problem; (2) methods of locating and inspecting of laterals, (3) condition assessment and decision-making regarding necessary repairs, options for trenchless rehabilitation or replacement of laterals; (3) bid documents; (4) legal and financial issues. Most attention is given to a detailed description of rehabilitation methods, review of relevant issues (before, during or after construction) and experience gained in case studies.


Course Instructors:

Dr. Ray Sterling is a Professor Emeritus at Louisiana Tech University. From 1995 to 2009 he was the Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University. Previously, from 1977 to 1995, he was the founding director of the Underground Space Center at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sterling received a B.Eng degree in civil and structural engineering from the University of Sheffield in 1970. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota in 1975 and 1977. He is a Past Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology and the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, a Past Chairman of the U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology, and a Past Animateur for the International Tunnelling Association’s Working Group on Direct and Indirect Advantages of Underground Structures.

Dr. Jason Lueke, P.Eng. has over 15 years of experience in consulting, construction, education, and research focusing specifically on trenchless engineering and construction. Prior to rejoining Associated Engineering in 2012, he served three and a half years as an Assistant Professor and Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University teaching soil mechanics and researching trenchless methods, infrastructure utility design, and buried infrastructure management. During his first tenure with Associated Engineering he was an Infrastructure Engineer and Trenchless Discipline Lead in their Edmonton office. In that role he coordinated, designed, and managed various trenchless projects; performed construction feasibility assessments and facilitated value engineering workshops; performed conceptual design studies; conducted preliminary and detailed designs; and supported AE’s other offices with various trenchless specific projects. Jason has participated as an engineer or contractor on a variety of trenchless projects involving pipe bursting, horizontal directional drilling, cured in place pipe relining, auger boring, pipe ramming, and tunnelling.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Earn valuable CEUs for your attendance and participation. (One CEU = 10 Professional Development Hours). By attending this course, you will earn 0.7 CEUs and receive a certificate issued by Louisiana Tech University.


Course Fee: $500 CAD. A reduced rate of $450 CAD will be offered to those who register on or before Jan. 15th, 2015. All registries who are not current members will receive a free, 6-month membership to NASTT (the national organization).


NASTT’s Laterals Lining Good Practices Course Agenda

7:45 AM          Check-in & Continental Breakfast


8:30 AM          Welcome Remarks & Introductions


8:50 AM          Locating, Inspecting & Condition Assessment


10:00 AM        Break


10:15 AM        Planning & Management / Legal Issues


11:45 AM        Lunch



12:30 PM         Rehabilitation Technologies I

·         CIP relining systems



2:00 PM           Financing Issues/Monitoring Rehabilitation Effectiveness


2:45 PM           Break


3:00 PM           Rehabilitation Technologies II

·         Lateral pipe bursting,  robotic repairs, chemical grouting, flood grouting


4:30 PM           Q &A Session, Course Evaluations & Wrap-up


5:00 PM           Course Adjourned

Agenda is subject to change.         Register Here