Jun 17, 2008

Eight Pipeline Seminars Scheduled Across the U.S.

Seminars from Jr. Jeyapalan & Associates will focus on underground pipeline design, construction and management

To address increasing pipeline failures and serious accidents, Civic Enterprises LLC, the continuing education arm of Dr. Jeyapalan & Associates, is offering eight seminars in the U.S. on advances in underground pipeline design, construction and management.

Dr. Jeyapalan & Associates is a global company providing services in market research, engineering, litigation support, expert testimony and training in pipelines, cables, tunnels, underground structures, optical fiber and sharing existing and new underground infrastructure for multiple functions.

Those who attend these seminars can:

• Learn the new international advances in asset management, pipeline materials, design, installation, rehabilitation and trenchless con¬struction methods;

• Learn the most common causes of serious pipeline failures;

• Learn about a national crisis that may be looming due to errors and omissions and may have little to do with an aging infrastructure;

• Learn about defective engineering specifications that cost hundreds of millions of dollars and cause delays and liquidated damages every year;

• Learn how to design, install and share rights of way and existing infrastructure among multiple functions, pipes and cables;

• Find out how to obtain substantial savings by learning how to repair and rehabilitate pipe systems, and learn how to write quality specifications without being influenced by the various pipe interest groups;

• Learn what the 30-day rule is for pipe projects and how to avoid claims and disputes;

• Get the most up-to-date independent engineering guidance on steel, plastic, concrete, ductile iron and clay pipe materials and how to complete a cost effective design for a buried pipe system;

• Examine recent case histories of pipe failures and the need for better understanding of pipe-soil system design and installation procedures to avoid failures and claims;

• Find out about the applicability, usefulness and limitations of standards, codes and computer aided methods;

• Learn how design, installation and pipe performance impact each other;
• Learn how and why projects could fail when you use erroneous E values from the AWWA, ASTM and ASCE standards and the Bureau of Reclamation;

• Learn what correct modulus of soil reaction E values are, how to obtain and use these properly in buried pipe design based on testing and sound principles of soil-pipe interaction;

• Learn the need for uncompacted pipe bedding, soil-cement slurry for pipe embedment and backfill and when to use which bedding;

• Develop pipe-soil system specifications for pipe, bedding, embedment and backfill, installation and inspection for water, sewer, drainage, gas and process applications;

• Learn about longitudinal effects and pressure pipe design requirements; and

• Do hands-on design calculations in group workshop sessions.

Who should attend?

•Engineers serving the water, wastewater, oil, gas and chemical industries;
•Contractors in utilities;
•Engineers managing utilities;
•Public works directors;
•Trade associations;
•Manufacturers of pipe and related products;
•Trenchless technology companies;
•State and federal agencies;
•Municipalities and utilities;
•Owners of pipeline assets;
•Attorneys in the construction industry;
•Stock analysts, fund managers and private equity firms in the infrastructure sector;
•University Professors;
•Specification writers;
•Planners; and
•Procure officials.

Eight seminars have been scheduled for Boston, Orlando, Houston, Kansas City, Denver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Seattle during August 2008. More details on these seminars and how to register can be found at www.civic-enterprises.com.