Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility

 5

2018 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS

 Title

 Description

Speaker(s)

Keynote Address

Wednesday, October 31
8:45 AM
Macdonald AB

Musings of an Expert Witness

Wednesday, October 31
10:15 AM
Macdonald F


Utility damage prevention is supposedly a partnership exercise.  That realization led to establishing the Common Ground Alliance. However, most damage cases initially focus only on the premise of whether the utility mark was correct or not.  There is so much more that happens during a case.  Project owner, project designer, utility owner, contract locator, contractor, subcontractor and more entities become parties to the case.  This talk highlights the lines of inquiry that an expert witness takes to look at each parties’ actions.

James Anspach, P.G.(r),  Dist.MASCE

Cardno, Inc.




Challenges with Shoring Design and Utilities

Wednesday, October 31
10:15 AM
Macdonald E
   
Beam Me Down, Scotty

Wednesday, October 31
10:15 AM
Empress AB




Increasingly advanced holographic technologies present new opportunities for municipalities, public utilities, and locators. Different areas such GIS, 3-D mapping, video streaming, equipment databases and are positioned to spawn a new breed of productivity application that will impact how companies dealing with underground infrastructure implement project planning and perform fieldwork. The presentation focuses on real-life use cases of the AR visualization technology based on field trials conducted by municipalities, utilities and locate companies. The use cases reveal technology benefits, shortcomings and implementation best practices backed by empirical data collected in the field.

Alec Pestov

vGIS | Meemim






Panel Discussion: The Future of Safety

Wednesday, October 31
11:15 AM
Macdonald AB
The world of safety is changing quickly and the challenges of keeping employees engaged is increasing. How do the present methods of safety translate into this new world of work with all its complexities? What are the best positive frameworks to use? What employee engagement and safety champion programs are providing the best results?  What are future trends in OHS? Is behaviour-based safety the best method? Listen to futurists in safety explore changing perceptions of industry leaders. Jeffery Lyth
Consultant

Bruce Jackson


Working with First Nations: Partnering with Oil & Gas and Excavation Companies 

Wednesday, October 31
12:45 AM
Macdonald AB

Most aboriginal communities in northern B.C. impacted by the pipeline supported the $7.9 billion project and are angry Trudeau rejected it, say leaders from three of the bands. More than 30 of the 42 bands on the Alberta-to-West Coast pipeline’s right-of-way were looking forward to sharing in the construction and long-term benefits. 

Karen Ogen-Toews
First Nation LNG Alliance




Second Language Outreach and Education: Is Your Damage Prevention Message Reaching Everyone Who Needs It?

Wednesday, October 31
2:15 PM
Macdonald F
When you don’t speak the language, are not familiar with local regulations and are unaware of industry practices; chances are you have never heard of One Call requirements. Attend this session to hear about the ground-breaking work that Fortis BC and Empower Me are doing to successfully deliver messaging to new Canadians in the residential and digging communities in BC. Ours is a first-of-its-kind approach, using a community focus to solve an industry problem. This session describes how FortisBC and Empower Me have gone beyond industry best practices for educating new hard-to-reach audiences about safe excavation practices.

Yasmin Abraham

Empower Me

Michelle Petrusevich

FortisBC



Damage Prevention Technologies:

Part 1: Navigating the Maze: Trenchless Technologies and Replacing Aging Utilities

Part 2: Damage Prevention with Augmented- and Mixed-Reality Technologies 


Wednesday, October 31
2:15 PM
Empress AB



Part 1: For years, industry has placed utilities in one of the most convenient locations: beneath the ground. However, we must now replace aging infrastructure in order to support our growing economy, and we are having to deal with the congestion of buried utilities hidden beneath our feet. While trenchless technologies have been around since the ‘70s, support and regulations for new technologies are often slow to follow. We will take a look at the current generation of trenchless excavation technologies and what you should expect from these advancements and from subsurface utility engineering (SUE) over the next few years.

Part 2: Learn about the latest in holographic visualizations and the opportunities it presents to leverage current GIS systems to prevent damages, enhance safety and increase the field work accuracy. This futuristic system combines object holograms with object-specific data information to help field technicians understand the infrastructure they need to service while onsite, hands-free and connected to their colleagues. Dynamic and highly interactive, real-life use cases of this technology give the audience a glimpse into the future.

David O'Sullivan
NASTT







Lance Norman
Land Development Technologies






Unauthorized Activity Reports

Wednesday, October 31
2:15 PM
Macdonald E
  Stan Tumoth
TransCanada



Municipality of Whistler: Managing a Complex System in a Small Space

Wednesday, October 31
3:15 PM
Macdonald F





The arrival of the Olympic Games was exciting for Whistler and set the stage for a number of major capital projects including a $30M upgrade of the WWTP to improve the quality of the water discharged and the development of Athlete's Village neighbourhood. Challenges for damage prevention in Whistler include a limited construction season (compressed schedule due to distinct winter and summer windows), heavy snowfalls and frozen ground, working in a valley, which means the utilities are somewhat funneled into a geographic channel. Projects requiring paving for completion, have a minimum acceptable temperature, shortening the timeline. High temperatures in summer and the large amount of infrastructure in the interface zone (treed) construction may have a fire exemption, entailing watering down the land and setting up fire watches or building a debris barrier to provide a higher level of flood protection for Whistler Village.

Gillian Woodward P.Eng.,
Resort Municipality of Whistler

James Hallisey P.Eng.,
Resort Municipality of Whistler






How Do First Responders Respond to Line Hits?

Wednesday, October 31
3:15 PM
Macdonald E
This session looks at a typical response to a line hit from the emergency services’ perspective.  It includes the typical number of responders who must be committed to these emergency events and how this can impact the city or municipality’s capacity to respond to other emergencies.  Basic information responders must be aware of such as the dangers of these events and how the fire department must work hand in hand with utility companies to mitigate these emergencies are also covered. Glenn Paley
Kelowna Fire Department




 The Carrot or the Stick: Does Enforcement Work?

Wednesday, October 31
3:15 PM
Empress AB

Are penalties effective? How can we improve outcomes? Have fines been levied? What results are available to share? Join this panel discussion for a conversation about relying on the carrot as a motivation for compliance vs the stick as a consequence for noncompliance.

Shannon Neufeld

National Energy Board

Guy Castagne

TSSA

Roland Strong

Technical Safety BC

Lance Ollenberger

BC Oil & Gas Commission

NEB Regulation/Committee Update

Thursday, November 1
8:30 AM
Macdonald AB

 

Shannon Neufeld

National Energy Board



Effective Use of Digital Media During a Crisis

Thursday, November 1
9:00 AM
Empress AB
While communication isn’t the business du jour at any pipeline company, communicating well becomes incredibly important during times of crisis. In the minutes, hours and days that followed an oil pipeline leak on November 16, 2017 – as TransCanada’s emergency crews worked tirelessly on effective and immediate response on the ground – the company’s communications team used digital tools to manage public relations transparently through the crisis.

Nicole Forrest

TransCanada



Large Scale Linear Projects: Perspectives on Large Construction Projects in Urban Areas

Thursday, November 1
9:00 AM
Macdonald F

 





TBD

Thursday, November 1
9:00 AM
Macdonald E
   
Cyber Security: Are People Really the Biggest Risks?

Thursday, November 1
10:00 AM
Mcdonald F
Join security expert Eugene Ng, as he shows the audience, in real time, how easily a breach can happen. Through various cases, Ng will also demonstrate how organizations can build a culture of deterrence and vigilance, regardless of the industry they are in. A must-attend for anyone interested in understanding how a culture of security helps reduce risk.

Eugene Ng

MNP



Case Study: Management of Drilling Fluid Disposal Using Solidification and Digital Tracking

Thursday, November 1
10:00 AM
Macdonald E 
Currently an MOECC, Excess Soil Management Regulatory proposal has been released in Ontario as a best management practice that will become a required regulation in 2018. The regulation will encompass excess soil characterization, tracking and disposal with an emphasis on diversion from landfill and beneficial re-use. The excess soils management plan includes waste drilling fluids, making reporting and compliance more challenging. Utilizing horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technology, Enbridge’s Line 10 was constructed with minimal impact on the environment. MetaFLO Technologies provided onsite solidification of drilling fluid and cuttings and digitally tracking the solidified soil, helping Enbridge realize a 33% savings in would-be transportation costs, significant carbon emissions reduction, time required to compile necessary trucking logs was reduced by more than 95%, and through several security checks compliance was ensured with confidence. Kevin Goldberg
SynerTrack

Fit for Duty: Impairment in the Workplace

Thursday, November 1
(Part 1) 10:00 AM
(Part 2) 11:00 AM
Empress AB

A Session in Two Parts

What are companies doing about prescription drugs, illegal drugs, cannabis and alcohol in the workplace? What are the policy perspectives on impairment? What is the future with new regulations? What happens if employees come to work with carry-over effects? The panel will discuss policies, case studies and court cases.

Dave Earle

BC Trucking Association

Anne Dobson-Mack

WorkSafeBC

Andrea Zwack

University of British Columbia

One Call Centre Software Rollout in Western Canada

Thursday, November 1
11:00 AM
Macdonald E



 

What We do Today in Landscaping May be Tomorrow's Problem

Thursday, November 1
11:00 AM
Mcdonald F


Bruce McTavish

McTavish Resource & Management Consultants

Bruce Hunter

CNLA President

Brian Rosentreter

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada

Exploring Cities Underground

Thursday, November 1
12:30 PM
Macdonald AB
An urban historian & photographer who has explored & photographed sewers & underground infrastructure beneath most of major cities in the world. Host of Discovery Channel show on urban history from 2004 to 2005, & is known as an expert on New York City's underground infrastructure. His collaborative documentary film work has been featured at the Mountain film festival (Director's Choice Award, 2011) and at the MoMA in New York City. Understanding underground infrastructure & how the underground shapes a city. He peels back the streets & sidewalks, giving us a look at how cities work underground. He also provides a history of rivers and creeks underground, which cities have built over.
Steve Duncan
Underground Photographer and Explorer
 

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