8:30-8:55 a.m.
Phillips 66 Refinery Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation
Bret Cabbiness, P.E., President/Project Manager, Cabbiness Engineering LLC
The city of Ponca City contracted with Cabbiness Engineering to evaluate nearly 6,700-LF of a west side sanitary sewer interceptor main that was plagued by backups, multiple broken and missing pipe segments, and large amounts of I&I, and develop a solution. Consequently, the main was located within an oil refinery (a privately owned entity) operating at full capacity 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, under stringent safety requirements and restrictions. Based on conclusive design calculations and hours of field verifications, Cabbiness Engineering utilized an innovative trenchless rehabilitation approach that combined pipe busting and cured-in-place. The Cabbiness team also managed additional challenges (including numerous unknown refinery piping conflicts, inaccessible manholes and other sewer pipe obstructions) to deliver this $1.668M project within the city’s budget and the four-month construction schedule coordinated with the refinery’s operations.

cabbinessBret Cabbiness, P.E., is the Owner & President of Cabbiness Engineering LLC, and has more than 25 years of engineering design and project management experience. He is also an active member in the Oklahoma Association of Consulting Engineers Council and the University of Oklahoma School of Civil Engineering & Environmental Sciences Visiting Council. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered P.E. in both Oklahoma and Texas.

9:00-9:25 a.m.
Advanced Leak Detection Technology Utilizing Satellite Imagery
Shane Majetich, Manager National Water Distribution Services, Hydromax USA
Hydromax USA will present a new advanced technology utilizing satellite imagery to detect water system leaks, originally developed from the NASA Mars programs. The result is leak detection that covers thousands of square kilometers at once and can pinpoint a leak in a 6 meter radius area, saving significant labor associated with finding leaks via current tools. This technology uses spectral aerial imaging taken from satellite mounted sensors to spot leakage in underground distribution pipes, regardless of material and surface/soil composition. The raw imagery is then overlaid on GIS systems and is processed through unique algorithms, looking for a particular spectral “signature” correlated to drinking water. The information is presented within a web-enabled GIS interface overlaid with streets, pipes and leak size information.

majetickCurrently serving as Hydromax USA’s Manager of National Water Distribution System Services, Shane Majetich’s experience includes the execution of water infrastructure assessment programs impacting hundreds of thousands of water systems assets with firms such as Hydromax USA, Echologics and Mueller Service Co. He provides expertise in the assessment of aging water infrastructure through the implementation of technology-based solutions providing actionable infrastructure information for clients’ water network assets.

9:30-9:55 a.m.
Inspection Technologies from Acoustic to Lidar
Bruce Jameson, High Technology Specialist, ACE Pipe Cleaning
This presentation will cover Inspection Technologies from the most basic to some of the most complex platforms in the industry: from the SL-Rat to Laser, LIDAR/Sonar/HDCCTV. The technologies provide very basic reporting capabilities to produce quantitative concrete sewer main deterioration rates and prevent imminent catastrophic collapses. The high-end technology can measure pipe deterioration rates, score remaining useful life and determine sustainability to 2050 on mid- and large-diameter critical infrastructure.

10:00-10:25 a.m.
Lubbock or Leave It

Justin Reeves, Project Manager; and Grace Wike, Project Engineer; Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.
Totaling over 43,000 LF and serving over 45,000 residents in the Lubbock loop, the Canyon Lakes Interceptor is a critical component of Lubbock’s infrastructure. Construction of the interceptor began shortly after the death of Lubbock’s own Buddy Holly in 1959, and consists of primarily clay and iron pipe. After 40+ years of service, a condition assessment was completed in 2015. Unique to this project is use of the condition assessment results for designing the interceptor’s rehabilitation in several phases to maximize the remaining useful life of the existing infrastructure and return the system to the intended design capacity. Many challenges were faced in the condition assessment phase, including high flows and tuberculation.

reevesJustin Reeves, P.E., LEED AP, began his career with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. in 2003 and now leads various pipeline condition assessment, rehabilitation and design efforts throughout Texas. Over the last five years he has supported more than 500,000 LF of utility improvements, 85,000 LF of condition assessment, and 55,000 LF of trenchless rehabilitation. He has served on the North Texas UCTA board since 2012, currently serving as treasurer.

grace-wikeGrace Wike is a project engineer at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. and has experience in the design, execution and construction of municipal infrastructure projects across the state of Texas. She is the current treasurer of the WEAT North Texas Section and a national collections judge for Operation’s Challenge.

What Young Professional Engineers, Contractors Need to Know
Lauren Kubin, P.E., Wastewater Conveyance Engineer, North Texas Municipal Water District
Paul Banschbach, P.E., Engineer IV, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.
Tim Peterie, Business Development Manager, Insituform Technologies/Fibrwrap Construction Services
John Durbin, Collection Systems Manager, Trinity River Authority of Texas
Panelists will cover important topics for young or new-to-the-field professional engineer/construction personnel and what to expect when designing and executing their first trenchless project, including do’s and don’ts. The interactive panel/audience discussion will also be appropriate for engineering and construction management students.

lauren-kubinLauren Kubin is currently the wastewater conveyance engineer for North Texas Municipal Water District in Wylie, TX. Her experience includes transmission mains, collection systems, condition assessment and rehabilitation of pipelines, and she is certified in NASSCO’s Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP). She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

banschbachPaul Banschbach, Project Engineer, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas and received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. His experience includes over 200,000 LF of pipeline design in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex within the last five years.

john-durbinJohn Durbin is collection system manager for Trinity River Authority Northern Region, overseeing a variety of operations and maintenance activities and personnel for regional wastewater collection systems, including metering stations, force mains and gravity pipelines. He has over 30 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry.  He received a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, and holds a Class III Wastewater Collection Operator license and a Class B Water Distribution Operator license.


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