Edmonton Technical Lunch - Thursday September 27, 2018


NASTT Colleagues and Friends

Please join us for the first technical lunch of the 2018-2019 season on Thursday, September 27th, 2018.

This month’s presentation will be discussing the Slave Lake Directionally Drilled Raw Water Intake Pipelines Project.

Following the 2011 wildfires in Slave Lake; the Municipal District of Lesser Slave Lake, Town of Slave Lake, and the Sawridge First Nation created the Tri-Council Regional Recovery Coordination Group. One of the group’s objectives was to develop a regional water network that improved the reliability and safety of the treated water supply, and the availability of water for all three jurisdictions. The location of the existing raw water intake was exposed to various water quality and drought risks that were known historical concerns to the Town of Slave Lake. An investigation was completed to determine the new intake location which included land, environmental, bathymetry, water quality, siltation, access, boater safety, and ice considerations. Once the location was selected for the intake screens, a dual pipe design was completed using a combination of weighted pipe and horizontal directional drilling extending the intake approximately 500 meters into the lake. This presentation will discuss some of the planning, design and construction aspects that went into the installation of the new raw water intake system.

This month’s presenter is Chris Lamont. Chris is a Civil Engineer at Associated Engineering based out for their Edmonton office. He is a graduate of the Civil Engineering Technologist program at NAIT, and has a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2013. Chris started his employment with Associated Engineering as a field inspector in 2007, then attained full time employment in 2013. Over this time he has been extensively involved in trenchless projects across all of Associated Engineering’s offices, and has designed numerous trenchless projects involving horizontal directional drilling, microtunnelling and direct pipe. He is currently a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) committee for writing the Manual of Practice for Direct Pipe Installations.

Online Registration Closed.

Place: University of Alberta Faculty Club, Papaschase Room, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive

11:30 am Registration
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Guest Speaker
1:30 pm Adjournment

Greg Tippett, P.Eng.
NASTT-NW Chapter