Webinars with Underground Construction

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Underground Construction invites you to attend one of its industry-focused webinars. Webinars are open to all and available free of charge. If you are not able to attend a webinar at its scheduled time, return to this page after the scheduled broadcast in order to link to an archived version.

Understanding FRP Pipe Options, And How To Specify To Benefit Your Project
November 12, 2014 2:00 p.m. Central
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Discover the answers to many of today’s more pressing challenges—including corrosion, life cycle benefits and sustainability—by better understanding the potential in composite pipe materials. Many engineers simply aren’t specifying FRP because they don’t have all the information they need. Find out how you can get more competitive bids by understanding standards and best practices for specifying. An engineer from an independent global engineering firm will share his FRP specifying experiences.

You’ll learn:

  • Which projects are a fit for FRP
  • Information you can use about installation
  • Facts about standards
  • How to write your specification to improve your competitive position

Why Fiberglass Pipe Is The Future Of The Water Pressure Industry
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A lot is riding on your decision of pipe material for pressure projects. Managing budgets, risk of failure, ongoing costs, maintenance and the increasing burden corrosion is placing on our water systems. Here's your chance to get the facts. Join us for a webinar to discuss how fiberglass fits into comparison of pipe materials. We will review results and independent testing of FRP as an option for pressure applications and what you need to know when specifying fiberglass. The webinar will include details on how fiberglass compares to traditional pipe materials, followed by a Q&A session with an engineer to address technical questions.

Presenters:
Mike Leathers, Executive Vice President, Thompson Pipe Group
Jeff LeBlanc, Engineering Manager

Environmentally Friendly Rehabilitation For Gravity Sanitary and Stormwater Pipelines
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Atlanta, 2009: A 500-year flood threatens the integrity of a 72-year-old arch gravity sewer pipeline. The city has no budget allotment to cover the problem. The area is highly populated, residential and high-traffic, and a bypass will break the budget altogether. What to do?

On August 25, Sekisui SPR’s Jonathan Vaccaro tells the story of a high-stakes project with applications affecting cities, contractors, engineers and anyone else who works with aging or irregular gravity infrastructure on a budget or in a sensitive area. The webinar will feature discussion of the Atlanta project, overviews of how the three core technologies for spiral wound pipe rehab work, and what features might make this technology right for a particular project. There will also be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

Sekisui SPR offers technologically advanced trenchless solutions for renewing pipe from six inches to 144 inches and larger. Its structural and non-structural processes meet several ASTM standards for circular, non-circular and box culvert applications.

Is the Economy Dictating Your Rehab Strategy?
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28 minutes playback time. Recorded at UCT 2012, Jan. 24, 2012.

Whether the source is economic problems or political issues, insufficient funding for a water/sewer department interrupts the rehabilitation efforts of a municipality’s capital improvement projects. Old pipes begin to deteriorate faster than rehabilitation efforts can repair them, increasing the volume of I/I into the sanitary sewer network. How to escape the cycle when the money isn’t there? Dr. Hani Tohme, PE, the director of water utilities for Beaumont, TX, teams up with Molly Villarreal, PE, to describe how municipalities can change their operations from a “patch and repair” mentality to a “rehabilitate and replace” strategy.

Vacuum Sewer Construction Advantages for the Client, Consultant and Contractor
hosted by AIRVAC, Inc.
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For many years, gravity sewers were the only choice engineers had when considering a sewer collection system. This changed 40 years ago when the USEPA challenged the industry to develop alternative collection by providing special funding for such endeavors. One such system is vacuum sewers. This webinar will discuss the history of vacuum sewers and the extent of their use in the U.S. The theory of operation, key system components, and construction considerations unique to vacuum sewers will be discussed. Finally, advantages of vacuum sewers, for both the system owner as well as the contractor will be presented.
Presenters: Dean Ouellette and Clint Hawn of AIRVAC, Inc.

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