Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

April 23 - 26, 2018

Texas Water 2018

San Antonio Convention Center San Antonio, Texas Visit Event Website

Wednesday, April 25
10:30-11:00 a.m.

System Treasure Hunt: System Study Approach to Accurate Map Data

When a small Texas city approached B&N to conduct a comprehensive Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES) of its collection system, the project team found that the map data they would typically use was inaccurate and outdated. This meant that inspection activities, such as below ground pole camera inspection, smoke testing, flow monitoring, and CCTV inspection, would have to be used to verify the locations of the system’s assets as well as pipe connectivity.

Using a B&N-developed database to consistently collect and store data, as well as GIS data management, the project team created a digital representation of the collection system that will allow the city to manage and plan for its system needs. Join B&N’s Colin Sutton to learn more about this project and the methodologies that were used.

B&N Presenter:

Colin Sutton

Wednesday, April 25
1:45-2:15 p.m.

Saving Time and Money in Wastewater Modeling and Master Planning

Through the application of data and information from previous SSES projects, B&N helped a small Texas City drastically reduce the cost and time required to construct a dynamic hydraulic model of its wastewater collection system and develop a wastewater master plan. The modeling/master planning methodologies performed for this project can be applied to other small communities, allowing them to effectively accost a hydraulic model and master plan to meet their collection system needs. B&N’s Michelle Lacks will discuss the methodology used to build this effective and efficient master plan hydraulic model and how it can be applied to similar projects.

B&N Presenter:

Michelle Lacks

Colin Sutton, Designer

COLIN SUTTON
Designer

Michelle Lacks, Graduate Engineer

MICHELLE LACKS
Graduate Engineer