NASTT Past Events

Thu, 05/16/2013

Trenchless Technology Lunch and Learn Kelowna May 2013

SEMINAR DATE:       May 16th, 2013


LOCATION:                Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre 
2170 Harvey Ave,  Kelowna, BC, V1Y6G8


COST:             $150 (Continental breakfast and full lunch included) 

                                    (Cash or Cheque only, payable to NASTT-BC

                                    Payment may be made at the door, or by mail to:

                                    Monica Perry

                                     Administrative Assistant, NASTT-BC

                                    7848 Garfield Drive

                                    Delta, BC V4C 7J4)





  8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am Welcome: Preston Creelman (Chair, NASTT-BC)


9:15am - 10:00am Whistler – Alta Vista Trunk, Sanitary Sewer Re-Lining:John Kupskay

10:00am -10:15am Break

10:15am -11:00am How to Apply the Carbon Credit Protocol for Trenchless Capital Projects: 

    David O’Sullivan

11:00am - 11:45am A Fresh Look at Chemical Grouting: Marek Pawlowski

11:45am – 1:00pm Trade Show / Lunch

1:00pm – 1:45pm Trenchless Rehab of Christchurch, NZ after the 2010 Earthquake:

    Gurjit Sangha

1:45pm – 2:30pm Using Video/Audio to Perform Live Water Main Inspections:

    David Neveu

2:30Closing Remarks: Preston Creelman




        John S. Kupskay, P.Eng. is the President of Paragon Engineering Ltd. John is a project manager with extensive experience in municipal and public works engineering, including infrastructure   construction and rehabilitation, project management and contract administration. John has a broad technical background with experience gained through innovative application of technology to municipal engineering projects both as a consultant and contractor.

David Neveu, AScT, is a Senior Civil Engineering Technologist at GENIVAR. Dave has 15 years   experience in a variety of project types, trenchless projects figuring largely among them. He has worked on numerous rehabilitation projects for both gravity pipes and water mains utilizing trenchless methods. For the past three years, Dave has been a board member of NASTT-BC and is currently involved with the new water main condition assessment project.

David O’Sullivan is the President of PW Trenchless Construction Inc. which specializes in pipe bursting, slip lining, and directional drilling. David earned his engineering degree in Ireland before immigrating to Canada in 1978. He has been involved in the trenchless construction industry since 1990, working first as a consultant for seven years before becoming a general contractor. In the last six years, he has become a major proponent of the use of trenchless technology as a way of lowering ones carbon footprint during the construction process.

Marek Pawlowski is the Principal for M.J. Pawlowski & Associates, a consulting company specializing in underground infrastructure condition assessment and trenchless rehabilitation  methods.

Gurjit Sangha, P.Eng. is the Vice President of Opus DaytonKnight. Gurjit is a specialist in water management, pump stations and pipelines, with experience in water and sanitation master planning and in all aspects of water engineering. He is a Master Municipal Contract Documents (MMCD) Certified Contract Administrator.


RSVP: Registration is limited. No registrations will be taken at the door. Please respond quickly to ensure a spot.


Name: _________________________________________

Company Name:__________________________________


Phone: _____________________ Fax:____________________



Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Cheques received after the course is full will be returned to sender.


Completed form to Monica: E-mail: Fax: (604)589 4698 Phone: (604)594 3952

Wed, 02/19/2014
NASTT’s Cured-in-Place Pipe
Good Practices Course
Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The British Columbia Chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT-BC) is pleased to sponsor a special one-day Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course, Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 2014, at the Eaglequest Golf Centre at Coyote Creek in Surrey, British Columbia.    
You Need to Know CIPP Lining! Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) technology is an effective trenchless pipeline rehabilitation method that may help to address many of your city water and wastewater problems. CIPP is one of the most widely used and accepted pipeline rehabilitation methods. It significantly reduces infiltration and ex-filtration. CIPP is cost-effective and increases flow capacity. Because it is trenchless, traffic congestion and site disruption are significantly reduced. Learn more about the benefits of the CIPP process by attending this special one-day course, Feb. 19th in Surrey!  
Course Objective: The CIPP course is geared to provide an in-depth overview of wastewater mainline and lateral pipe rehabilitation using CIPP from planning and design to job completion.
CIPP Course Topics: CIPP Definition, Description, Background and Methods; CIPP Application Range in Trenchless Rehabilitation; Design of CIPP for Gravity Applications; Design of CIPP for Pressure Applications; Construction and Installation; Specifications and Tendering; and Inspection and QA/QC.
Course Instructors:
Chris Macey, P. Eng. is the Senior Technical Director - Water Infrastructure Management for AECOM and their global Technical Practice Network leader for the Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Linear Infrastructure.  He is a recognized expert on pipe-soil interaction design principles and in the application of trenchless technologies to rehabilitate underground sewer and water infrastructure.  Chris has worked on the application of trenchless and minimum excavation technologies to rehabilitate underground infrastructure in cities across North America for over 30 years.  Chris has had hands-on experience in the application of CIPP technology for over 25 years.  Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1977 and has worked for AECOM Engineering in the Municipal Engineering field since 1978
Ian Doherty is a professional engineer and the owner of Trenchless Design Engineering Ltd. He started Trenchless Design Engineering following 19 years practicing engineering in the pipeline field, including several years with a sewer lining installation contractor. He is a member of NASTT and served on the ASTM F17-67 trenchless technology sub-committee. Since 1995, he has presented technical papers at a number of NASTT No-Dig Conferences. He is a registered professional engineer in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia. Ian’s involvement with trenchless technology started in 1988 with a manufacturer of a trenchless rehabilitation HDPE product, followed by several years with a fold & form lining installation contractor. In 1993 he started Trenchless Design Engineering and since then has focused solely on engineering for trenchless pipeline rehabilitation – both water and wastewater - covering most trenchless rehabilitation methods and products.
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 0.65 CEUs and may request a certificate issued by Louisiana Tech University.
Course Fees:  $500 CAD. A reduced rate of $450 CAD will be offered to those who register on or before Jan. 15th, 2014. All registries who are not current members will receive a free, 3-month membership to NASTT (the national organization).
NASTT’s CIPP Good Practices Course Agenda
7:30 AM               Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM               Opening Remarks & Part 1 - Introduction
9:00 AM               Part 2 - Design & Construction of CIPP
·         Description, history & methods
10:00 AM             Break
10:15 AM             Part 3 - CIPP Application Range in Trenchless Technologies
·         Types of pipelines used in CIPP process
·         Practical size, shape & length limitations
·         Types of CIPP materials
·         Basics of how CIPP interacts with other materials
·         Typical problems that can be addressed using CIPP
·         Practical advice on where, when and how to apply CIPP liners
11:15 PM             Part 4 - CIPP Testing
·         Liner properties for liner design
·         Liner compatibility with waste stream
·         Design Requirements
12:00 PM             Lunch
1:00 PM                Part 5 - Design Considerations for Gravity Pipelines
·         Wall thickness for a CIPP liner
·         Existing pipeline problems
·         Problem(s) in the liner’s design
1:45 PM                Part 6 - Key Notes for a Successful Project
·         Selection of right materials & process
·         Design by an experienced, registered engineer
·         Clear & detailed well-written tender & contract specifications
·         Field quality control & quality assurance program
2:45 PM                Break
3:00 PM                Part 7 - Inspection & QA/QC
·         Compliance with by-laws & safety regulations
·         Contract specifications
·         Documentation
·         Protection of owner’s interests
·         Public relations
4:00 PM                Q&A Period, Closing Remarks & Course Evaluations
4:30 PM                Course Adjourned          
Agenda is subject to change.


Course Location: Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek, 7778 152 Street, Surrey, BC
  Click Here to Register


No cancellations after Jan 31, 2014. Substitutions may be made at any time.
Questions may be directed to Monica at:
Wed, 12/07/2011

NASTT’s Lateral Lining

Good Practices Course

Watch for new dates for this course


The British Columbia Chapter of the North American Society (NASTT-BC) is pleased to sponsor a special one-day Lateral Lining Good Practices Course,


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.


Who should attend? The target audience is contractors, public works and municipal personnel, consulting engineers, inspectors and industry practitioners.


Course Instructors:

Dr. Ray Sterling is professor emeritus of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University. From 1977 to 1995, he was the founding director of the Underground Space Center at the University of Minnesota. He is a Past Chairman of both the North American and the International Society for Trenchless Technology and a Past Chairman of the U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology. His research interests are in trenchless technology, underground construction, geomechanics and underground space utilization.


Dr. Jason Lueke, P.Eng. is an Assistant Professor in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.  Prior to joining ASU in January 2009, he was the Trenchless Discipline Lead for Associated Engineering Ltd., and prior to that he managed lateral and mainline sewer replacements by pipe bursting for a small underground utility contractor in Calgary, Alberta.  Jason’s research focuses on trenchless construction methods, and quality control and monitoring of rehabilitation and installation projects, where he has published over 50 journal and conference papers.  He has actively been involved in NASTT since 1999, currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors, and is Chairman for the WESTT Chapter of NASTT.


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 0.8 CEUs and receive a certificate issued by Louisiana Tech University.


Course Fees: $400 CAD/members and $500 CAD/non-members. Current 2011 members of NASTT receive a discounted rate. (Membership will be verified with the NASTT HQ office.) Not a current member? The non-member rate includes a one-year membership to NASTT.


Your course registration fee includes:

  • Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch
  • CEU certificate issued by Louisiana Tech University
  • Comprehensive, consensus-based information, non-commercial presentation
  • Expert course instructors who are leaders in their respective fields and can help answer your questions not outlined in the course agenda


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.



To Register: Don’t delay! Limited seating is available. Complete the registration form included with this brochure flyer. Call Monica Perry, Phone: 604-594-3952, Fax: 604-589-4698 and E-mail:


For Course Content Questions: Contact Angela Ghosh at NASTT. Phone: 703-217-1382 or 330-491-0058 or e-mail: Visit NASTT’s web site at:


Course Location: 


About the NASTT-BC Chapter: NASTT-BC is a multiple disciplinary society of individuals and organizations with professional, utilitarian or environmental interests in trenchless technology. Its mission is to advance the science and practice of trenchless technology for the public benefit; to develop standards; to promote education, training, research, development and information; and to promulgate through public forums the improvements and status of trenchless technology. For more information, visit the chapter web site at:

















  NASTT’s Lateral Lining

Good Practices Course

Watch for new dates for this course



Attendee Information (please print clearly & use one form per registrant)

Name                                                                                               Job Title                                                                         



City                                                                                    State                                     Zip                ___________________

Phone                                                 Fax                                                        E-mail                                                             


Course Registration Options

Check One Box

2011 Member Rate – must be a current member of NASTT to qualify

  $400 CAD

Non-Member Rate – includes one-year membership to NASTT

  $500 CAD


Payment Method


  Cheque:  Make payable to “NASTT-BC ” and mail to:

Monica, Perry

Administrative Assistant, NASTT-BC

7848 Garfield Drive

Delta, BC V4C 7J4



No cancellations after . Substitutions may be made at any time.


Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of payment.

Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

Cheques received after the course is full will be returned to sender.


Please send your completed form to Monica:  

Fax: (604)589 4698, E-mail:, Phone: (604)594 3952


Wed, 07/06/2011

Trenchless Technology Lunch and Learn


CIPP and ASTM – Reality and Best Practises




Wed., July 6th, 2011     10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby




$45.00* (cash or cheque only) Please make cheque payable to

 NASTT-BC. Payment may be made at the door.


*Registration fee is for session only and does not include annual membership fees.  Annual $50 membership fee may be paid at time of registration if desired.





Please include Attendee Names

Topics to be covered:


·       Review of Master Municipal Specifications and the ASTM Standards required for liner materials

·       Industrial manufactured products vs. site assembly

·       Review of inspection practises by type of CIPP product

·       Current practise

·       Costs of testing vs. costs of non compliance



Presented by: Metro Testing Laboratories Ltd.  [Materials Testing &

Engineering Services, CCIL & CSA Certified.]




10:30 am: Check-in


11:00 am: Presentation


12:00 pm: Lunch


1:00 pm: Adjournment, to be followed by NASTT-BC AGM


RSVP:       Please register by fax, phone or e-mail, before June 30th. No registrations will be taken at the door.


Contact: Monica  


E-mail:   Fax:  (604)589 4698 Phone: (604)594 3952 


 Name: _______________________________________________________________


Company Name: ________________________________________________________


Phone: ____________________________ E-mail:_____________________________                      



Fri, 06/10/2011


Friday, June 10th  9:00 am -5:00 pm  


Comfort Hotel and Conference Centre (CN904)
3020 Blanshard Street,
Douglas Room 
Victoria, BC
V8T 5C7  


Members of NASTT:

$400 (Lunch and coffee breaks included)
$500 (Includes one year membership)


Cheque only, payable to NASTT-BC
Payment by mail to:      
Monica Perry, Administrative Assistant
7848 Garfield Drive    
Delta, BC
V4C 7J4


NASTT’s Pipe Bursting Good Practices Seminar is a one-day course that covers four areas: (1) the types, methods and application of pipe bursting; (2) planning and preliminary design of a pipe bursting job; (3) design and construction considerations; and  (4) troubleshooting and problem solving.  The course is geared to provide an in depth overview of pipe bursting. The target audience is contractors, public works and consulting engineers, and inspectors.
The course is based on the Pipe Bursting Good Practices book published by NASTT in 2005. A copy of this book is provided to each participant. The course is taught by instructors who are experts on pipe bursting. Participants earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Class participation is encouraged.

Thu, 06/09/2011


Thursday, June 9th  8:30 am-5:30 pm


Inn At The Quay
900 Quayside Drive
Fraserview Room in the FCP Business Bldg.
adjacent to the hotel
New Westminster, BC
V3M 6G1


Members of NASTT:

$400 (Lunch and coffee breaks included)
$500 (Includes one year membership)

Cheque only, payable to NASTT-BC
Payment by mail to:
Monica Perry, Administrative Assistant
7848 Garfield Drive
Delta, BC
V4C 7J4


The Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices Guidelines Seminar is a full day course that covers five topics:

  1. Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) operation and application;
  2. HDD equipment and materials including rigs, drill pipe, bits, reamers, and down hole tools; drilling fluid recycling and recovery systems, drilling fluids and additives, and tracking equipment;
  3. Planning including surface and geological investigations, utility surveys, bore planning, and regulations and permitting;
  4. Jobsite safety including planning and preparation, traffic control, and safety equipment, practices, and response; and
  5. Risk reduction, trouble shooting and mitigation. 

The course is geared to provide an in depth overview of HDD from planning to demobilization. The target audience is contractors, public works and consulting engineers and inspectors.

The course is based on the Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices Guidelines published by the HDD Consortium in 2001. A copy of this book is provided to each participant. The course is taught by instructors who are experts on HDD. Participants earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Class participation is encouraged.