Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course
Earn 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."
President of the Cross Bore Safety Association
LIVE in Phoenix during Damage Prevention Week
Tuesday March 1, 2022
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Interested in participating in the 2022 Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course? Submit an abstract below.Submit Abstract
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 bores 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
2022 Featured Speakers
Sam Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, F.ISTT, FCAE, NAC
Professor and Chair of Construction Engineering, Arizona State UniversityView Speaker Bio
President, Cross Bore Safety AssociationView Speaker Bio
Vice President of Business Development, Hydromax USAView Speaker Bio
Technical Lead, EsriView Speaker Bio
Executive Vice President, Mears Group, Quanta ServiceView Speaker Bio
Director of Quality, Mears Group, Quanta ServiceView Speaker Bio
2022 Schedule of Events
(All times are MST)
7:30 Welcome and Introduction of Speakers and Moderator
7:35 Course Goals & Structure
7:50 Evaluating and Quantifying Risk of Existing Cross Bores
8:10 System Integrity
8:30 Legacy Risk Reduction Inspection Planning
8:45 Section II - New Construction Planning & Performance
9:15 Section III - Trenchless Methods, Considerations and Advantages
9:25 New Trenchless Developments of Tools and Techniques in Recent Years
9:45 - 10:00 Break
10:00 Using GPS/GIS Technology: Mark Congdon and Tom DeWitte
11:00 Section IV - Cross Bore Risk Reduction Challenges and Solutions
11:30 Public Outreach - Getting the "Best Bang for the Buck"
11:40 QAQC Process Integration into Planning, Installation and Verification
11:50 Sharing Data for Multiple Benefits
12:00 Summary of Advantages of Trenchless Methods and Cross Bore Risk Reduction
12:15 Questions and Answers
12:30 Course Completion/Closing Remarks
CBSA Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Registration
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