Water Transmission Pipeline Engineering and Management

Water Transmission Pipeline Engineering and Management

July 9-11, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

“Knowledgeable speakers, was a refreshing break!!!” Inspector, Upper Trinity Regional Water District

“This is a great crash course on technologies and strategies currently being implemented in the water industry.” Associate Engineer – Civil, Valley Water

“Great course for new Water Utility engineers to learn about different transmission and distribution pipelines.” Engineer II, Sandiego County Water Authority

As the population of the metropolitan areas in the United States continues to grow, the reliability of large diameter (>24 inches in diameter) water transmission pipelines become more critical than ever. In this course, we will discuss best practices for:

  • Maintaining water transmission pipeline life cycle through condition assessment
  • Proactive repair
  • Renewal of various pipeline materials and types

This course will also provide insight into how different pipeline materials degrade over time. Join us to gain an insight on how to approach large diameter pipeline management.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore various pipeline types and materials used in water transmission systems
  • Examine design (new or renewal) considerations
  • Study degradation mechanisms and failure modes
  • Analyze potential pipeline failure based on material degradation and loading conditions
  • Define features and structure of large diameter pipeline asset management programs
  • Explore inspection types and technologies
  • Determine inspection and repair solutions for various conditions
  • Evaluate different contract mechanisms for assessment, rehabilitation, and renewal


Tuesday, July 9, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

Short breaks will be taken throughout the sessions (15 minutes total)

Water Transmission Pipeline Types

  • Distribution vs. Transmission Pipelines
  • Rigid vs. Flexible Pipes
  • Concrete
  • Metallic
    • Steel
    • Iron
    • Legacy Cast Iron and Steel (riveted and lock bar)
  • Polymer

Water Transmission Pipeline Location and Site Constraints

  • Alignment, Right of Way and Permitting
  • Design Loads
  • Adjacent Buried Infrastructure
  • Installation Conditions

Water Transmission Pipeline Degradation Modes and Failure Mechanisms

  • Material Degradation
    • Creep (for ambient temperature: polymers only)
    • Fatigue (all materials)
    • Corrosion or Chemical Degradation
  • Mechanical Overloading
    • Pressure and Pressure Transients
    • External Loads
    • Thrust
    • Differential Settlement
  • Design Methodologies
  • Design Challenges
  • Defects/Damage during Manufacture or Installation

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Timing

        Short breaks will be taken throughout the sessions (15 minutes total)

        Water Transmission Pipeline and Asset Management Programs

        • Pipeline Inventory
        • Pipeline Criticality
        • Operational Considerations for Inspection and Assessment
        • The Importance of Valve Operability for Pipeline Management
          • Failure Management
          • Control for Assessment, Inspection, and Operation
        • Criticality vs. Ability for Inspection and Assessment
        • Prioritizing Inspections and Repairs
          • Planned/scheduled Inspections
          • Unscheduled Inspections (aka breaks)
          • Opportunistic Inspections (CIP, maintenance, or other construction activities)
        • Case Studies

        Condition Assessment

        • Inspection Methods
        • Analysis of Inspection Results
        • Risk Prioritization
          • Probability of Failure
          • Consequence of Failure
        • Planning for the Next Inspection
          • Fixed Frequency
          • Deterioration Rate Estimated Re-inspection
        • Case Studies

        Thursday, July 11, 2024 : Central Time

        8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
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        9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
        Course Timing


        Short breaks will be taken throughout the sessions (15 minutes total)

          Replacement and Rehabilitation Considerations

          • Operational Constraints
          • Schedule Constraints
          • Internal Access
          • Ease of Excavation
          • Performance Requirements
          • Extent of Pipe Distress
          • Tolerance for Diameter Reduction (capacity)
          • Community and Political Factors
          • Case Studies

          Water Transmission Pipeline Rehabilitation Technologies

          • Do Nothing
          • Replacement
          • Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP)
          • Slip Lining
          • Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)
          • Steel Composite Liner (SCL)
          • Spray in Place Pipe (SIPP)
          • Coatings
          • Mortar Lining
          • Joint Seals
          • Case Studies


          • Funding
          • Projects vs. Programs
          • Contract Mechanisms
          • Specification Development
          • Project Delivery Selection
          • Case Studies


          Dr. Anna Pridmore, Senior Vice President of Municipal Infrastructure, Structural Technologies

          Dr. Anna Pridmore is the Senior Vice President of Municipal Infrastructure for Structural Technologies.  She has her PE in California and has over 18 years of interdisciplinary experience working with pipeline condition assessment and rehabilitation, with over 400 projects implemented to date.  Anna is actively involved in technical committee activities including ASCE, AWWA, ASME, ASTM and DBIA. She assists clients with options analysis, technical support, engineering, specifications, and projects related to pipeline inspection and rehabilitation.

          Graham E.C. Bell, PhD, PE, F.NACE, F.ASCE, Vice President – Technical Services – Pipeline Solutions, Structural Technologies

          Dr. Graham E.C. Bell, P.E., is a Vice President of Technical Services for Underground Solutions for Structural Technologies. In addition, Dr. Bell has an appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Bell has more than 42 years of experience with pipelines and water infrastructure. Graham was  the 2019 American Society of Civil Engineers Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award. He is a Fellow of NACE International and ASCE. Dr. Bell is also a registered professional engineer in multiple states and certified as both a Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Specialist by AMPP (previously known as NACE International).

          Online Delivery

          We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

          • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
          • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
          • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
          • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


          Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

          If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


          Water Transmission Pipeline Engineering and Management

          July 9-11, 2024 | Online
          Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

          Volume pricing also available

          Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

          Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
          Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
          Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

          Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before June 14, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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          Requirements For Successful Completion

          Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

          Instructional Methods

          This program will use PowerPoint presentations, Excel demonstrations, group discussions, as well as active participation.

          Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

          Course CPE Credits: 10.5
          There is no prerequisite for this Course.
          Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
          Program Level: Basic
          Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
          Advanced Preparation: None

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          Who Should Attend

          • Civil Engineer – Water Transmission
          • Water Engineering Manager
          • Project Engineer
          • Project Manager – Water Transmission
          • Capital Program Manager
          • Infrastructure Rehabilitation Specialist
          • Infrastructure Asset Manager
          • Water Transmission Manager
          • Project Planning and Delivery
          • Consulting Engineer
          • Principal Engineer
          • Pipeline Engineer
          • Pipeline Manager
          • Pipeline Design Engineer
          • Technical Manger
          • Water Infrastructure Engineer
          • Construction Manager – Water Infrastructure
          • Water Supply Manager
          • Hydraulic Engineer
          • Water Resource Engineer