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NASSCO’s 4-Step Industry Education Approach; From Assessment to Inspection
NASSCO's 4-Step Industry Education Approach;
From Assessment to Inspection
November 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Host and Speakers
Lynn Osborn, P.E. - NASSCO Technical Director
Ted DeBoda, P.E. - NASSCO Executive Director
NASSCO offers two training programs; The Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) and the Inspector Training and Certification Program (ITCP).The purpose of this presentation is to provide an understanding of these programs, and how they fit into our goal of improving the success of everyone involved in the rehabilitation of underground infrastructure.
The first step in a successful project is an efficient, standardized assessment that is understood by both field technicians and engineers.Since 2002, NASSCO has trained almost 30,000 CCTV operators, engineers, and others to code defects consistently using PACP, as well as MACP for Manholes and LACP for Laterals.We will discuss how to use that data to help prioritize your O&M and rehabilitation programs.
The next step involves the selection the most appropriate technology to address the defects recorded in PACP.Once selected, it is important that specifications are written to incorporate key elements that not only promote fair and competitive bidding between contractors, but are key to the success of the selected technology.
Finally, it is imperative that construction inspectors not only comprehend the specifications as they apply to trenchless technologies, but they also understand the right tools and procedures to insure the technology is installed correctly.NASSCO currently provides ITCP for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and Manhole Rehabilitation, and a training program for grouting will be available in 2018.The intent of ITCP is to provide a comprehensive understanding of these technologies for engineers and construction inspectors who provide on-site inspection services. Emphasis is put on the interpretation of performance specifications with measurable QA requirements and trained inspectors to ensure that the project is built to project specifications.
This presentation is intended to help engineers, project/program managers, and others understand the importance of each of these steps, with particular emphasis on the NASSCO Training programs.