Register for Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course

Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course

Tuesday, March 23 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Wednesday, March 24 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST


Earn 5 credit hours


"Protecting the public and the industry from cross bores is essential. The Leading Practices Course provides the path using verifiable processes with cost effective high confidence results."

Mark Bruce

President of the Cross Bore Safety Association

Learn how to prevent cross bores to save money and save lives!

Created to provide underground utility operators, contractors, and service providers guidance for minimizing utility conflicts due to cross bore strikes, this course covers a wide range of cross bore safety topics, from the evaluation of existing cross cores to regulatory requirements.

The increased use of trenchless excavation technologies has increased potential for cross bores. CBSA brought together locating services, manufacturers, utility owners, contractors, and industry consultants to create high quality standards, guidelines, and best practices for cross bore safety.

Who Should Attend?

  • Utility program managers for cross bore risk
  • Damage prevention managers
  • Construction project managers
  • Construction damage prevention/safety managers
  • Service provider managers for utility cross bore inspection projects
  • Regulators for rates and regulators for safety
  • Risk managers/liability insurance managers 

Featured Speakers


Sam Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, F.ISTT, FCAE, NAC

Professor, Arizona State University
Beavers-Ames Chair of Heavy Construction

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Mike Kemper

Executive Vice President, Quanta Services' Mears Group

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Larry Krummert

Director of Quality, Mears

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Mark Bruce

President, Cross Bore Safety Association

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(All times CST)

Tuesday, March 23

2:30 pm ---- Introduction of Speakers and Course Goals

2:40 pm ---- Identifying, quantifying & evaluating risk of existing cross bores

  • The start of trenchless technologies: materials, knowledge, drawings
  • Record review of past damages – mining data for cross bore indicators

3:00 pm ---- System Integrity

  • Regulatory requirements
  • The cost of proactive approaches
  • Protecting the enterprise value of utility and installers
  • Prioritizing work to maximize risk reduction

3:45 pm ---- Legal Access to Private Property Challenge

4:00 pm ---- Legacy inspection planning

4:15 pm ---- Networking Conversation

Day ends at 5:00 pm


Wednesday, March 24

2:30 pm ---- New Construction Planning & Performing

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Defining utility, installer and inspection processes
  • Cross bore risk after new construction relative to timeline

3:15 pm ---- Public outreach

  • Education
  • Call Before You Clear
  • Municipal permitting
  • Private access permission

3:30 pm ---- QAQC Process integration into planning, installation and verification/Metrics

4:00 pm ---- Sharing data for multiple benefits

4:15 pm ---- Summary of elements for cross bore prevention

4:30 pm ---- Networking Conversation

Day ends at 5:00 pm

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