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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Interested in participating in the 2022 Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course? Submit an abstract below.

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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 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

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