Edmonton Technical Lunch - Thursday October 25, 2018


NASTT Colleagues and Friends,

Please join us for the second technical lunch of the 2018-2019 season on Thursday, October 25th, 2018.

This month’s presentation will be discussing Innovative Technologies to Effectively Manage Deteriorating Infrastructure – State-of-The-Art Review.

The implementation of advanced asset management technologies is increasingly being recognized by utilities as an effective means of properly managing their infrastructure investments in a manner which achieves higher system reliability and service level, at lower cost. These technologies utilize predictive data analytics of inventoried and monitored assets to inform life-cycle cost analyses, proactive operations/maintenance programs and capital replacement plans based on cost-benefit analyses within integrated data control and acquisition systems. A team of nearly 50 water utilities, technology providers and academia from North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, was awarded research project WRF 4717, titled “Innovative Technologies to Effectively Manage Deteriorating Infrastructure”, a research project aimed at the identifying and mapping emerging technologies that provide potential for more effective solutions for inspecting, monitoring, and overall managing aging water conveyance systems. The presentation will provide an overview of the project and a summary of the data and findings collected to date.

This month’s presenter is Dr. Erez Allouche. Dr. Allouche earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Queen’s University and his PhD from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining Stantec, Dr. Allouche served as an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and the Director of the Trenchless Technology Center, where he managed research projects in the area of buried infrastructure totaling more than $14,000,000. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 17 patents in the area of trenchless technologies, and the author (and co-author) of more than 200 publications in the areas of pipeline installation and rehabilitation using trenchless techniques. Dr. Allouche is a Board Member of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, and has served as a reviewer for numerous technical journals, technical conferences, and grant awarding agencies.
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