Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course

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 "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

LIVE in Phoenix during Damage Prevention Week
Tuesday March 1, 2022
7:30 am - 12:30 pm

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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.

Interested in sponsoring the Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course?

  • Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course Sponsorship
    $1,000 (2 available)

Contact Vicki Husome at [email protected] for details.

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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 University

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Mark Bruce

President, Cross Bore Safety Association

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Mark Congdon

Vice President of Business Development, Hydromax USA

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Tom DeWitte

Technical Lead, Esri

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Mike Kemper

Executive Vice President, Mears Group, Quanta Service

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Larry Krummert

Director of Quality, Mears Group, Quanta Service

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2022 Schedule of Events

(All times are MST)


7:30   Welcome and Introduction of Mike Kemper & Larry                     Krummert, by Mark Bruce

7:35   Cross Bore History & Safety Elements - Mark Bruce

8:25   New Construction Planning &  Performance - Mike                       Kemper & Larry Krummert

9:45 - 10:00   Break

10:00  Welcome & Introduction of Dr. Sam Ariaratnam

10:05   Trenchless Methods, Considerations, Advantages &                     Safe Operations - Dr. Sam Ariaratnam

10:45 - 11:00   Break

11:00   Welcome & Introduction of Mark Congdon & Tom                         DeWitt

11:05   Using GPS/GIS Technology for Cross Bore Elimination -               Mark Congdon & Tom DeWitte

12:00   Cross Bore Risk Reduction Project Planning - Mark                       Bruce




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