RehabZone Adds Technology Test Drive

December 2013, Vol. 68 No. 12

Guided tours, well received when initiated last year, will be repeated. The guide explains various technologies and methods contained in the RehabZone and at each stop; experts are available to answer questions.

“Tours were very popular at the last show, and we are scheduling four tours in 2014,” Magill said. “Each tour group will be limited to 10 participants. Guides will be Gerry Muenchmeyer and Rod Thornhill. There is no charge for the tours, but reservations are recommended and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.” One hour of PDH credit can be received for participating in a tour.
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Reservations may be made with Heather Myers at heather@nassco.org until Jan. 24. If places are available, reservations may be made during exhibit hours Jan. 28 and 29. Muenchmeyer is the principal of Muenchmeyer Associations; Thornhill is president of White Rock Consultants.

All about learning
“Education is the key to solving municipal infrastructure problems and education is what the RehabZone is all about,” concluded Magill. “We’ve given the next RehabZone a one-word theme, Inspire. For our volunteer committee members who plan and execute the RehabZone, dozens of presenters and the hundreds of participates who will go through the Zone, the goal is to make it all an inspiring and valuable learning experience.”

The RehabZone is sponsored by NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) in cooperation with the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Trenchless Installation of Pipelines and Pipeline Infrastructure Systems technical committee, the Water Environment Federation’s Collection System Committee, and Underground Construction magazine. The RehabZone is funded by sponsoring organizations and participating companies.

The 2014 event is the second for Magill as chairperson of the RehabZone Committee. He is president of Avanti International.

“Daniel has done a fantastic job leading the planning and operation of the RehabZone,” said Ted DeBoda, P.E., NASSCO executive director. “Under his direction, the committee has taken on the responsibility for coordinating topics and authors for Tech Tips, a feature published in Underground Construction magazine every other month which includes industry trends, best practices, and advice from NASSCO’s trenchless technology experts.”
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Copies of NASSCO’s Tech Tips will be available at the RehabZone.