July 21, 2017

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger to Share Expertise and Exhibit at ASCE Pipelines Conference

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger to Share Expertise and Exhibit at ASCE Pipelines Conference

Several members of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure team will present papers and host an exhibit booth at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Pipelines Conference on 6–9 August in Phoenix, AZ. The conference provides a forum for pipeline engineers and practitioners to share experiences and discuss the state of the industry. The conference sessions will highlight the theme “Reliability and Resiliency through Sustainable Design and Construction,” and cover several tracks, including construction and rehabilitation, condition assessment, planning and design, and surveying and geomatics.

“We are honored to join our peers across the industry to discuss best practices in pipeline engineering and share our experiences in the design, investigation, and rehabilitation of vital pipeline infrastructure,” said Murat Engindeniz, SGH Senior Project Manager and a member of the 2017 conference technical committee. Murat will also moderate the conference’s first session on rehabilitation.

SGH staff will be on hand at booth 604 throughout the conference to meet with attendees and answer questions. The team will also present several papers at the conference’s technical sessions, including the following:

Day & Time Session & Location Technical Paper Author(s)
Monday, 7 August
10:00 a.m. Session C1
Grand Sonoran C
Developing and Implementing a PCCP Condition Assessment Program Marie-Geneviève Nielsen (City of Ottawa), Amanda Shane (City of Ottawa), Peter Nardini (SGH), Rasko Ojdrovic (SGH)
10:30 a.m. Session C1
Grand Sonoran C
Theoretical and Experimental Basis of AWWA Standard C305 on CFRP Renewal of PCCP Mehdi Zarghamee (SGH)
1:30 p.m. Session D2
Grand Sonoran D
Analysis and Verification of PCCP Stiffness Testing Using Non-Invasive Acoustics Manoj Patel (New Jersey American Water), Rasko Ojdrovic (SGH), John Marciszewski (Echologics), Kevin Laven (Echologics)
2:30 p.m. Session D2
Grand Sonoran D
Criticality Ranking and Condition Assessment for PCCP Peter Nardini (SGH), Rasko Ojdrovic (SGH), Paul Pasko (Short Elliott Hendrickson)
Tuesday, 8 August
11:30 a.m. Session A5
Grand Sonoran A
Increasing Pipeline Pressure Rating Using CFRP Liners – A Case Study on an NTMWD Pipeline Murat Engindeniz (SGH), Kyle Sanderson (Kimley-Horn and Associates), Anthony Samarripas (Kimley-Horn and Associates), Aliza Caraballo (North Texas Municipal Water District)
2:00 p.m. Session A6
Grand Sonoran A
Shooting at a Moving Target: Forensic Analysis of CFRP Strengthened PCCP Validates the Evolution of Joint Detailing and Design Michael Gipsov (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission), Scott Arnold (Fyfe Company), Rasko Ojdrovic (SGH)
2:30 p.m. Session F6
Grand Sonoran I
A Case Study for One of the World’s Largest Subaqueous Pressure Pipelines Henry Bardakjian (Consulting Engineer), Mehdi Zarghamee (SGH)
3:00 p.m. Session A6
Grand Sonoran A
WSSC Breaks Its Record in CFRP Lining of PCCP in One Outage Murat Engindeniz (SGH), Rasko Ojdrovic (SGH), Michael Gipsov (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission)

Learn more about the conference.