Lunch & Learns are informal sessions that allow us to gain a better understanding of your current challenges and discuss innovative solutions that can help you. We bring lunch to your office at a time that works for you, and help to make sense of the myriad of technologies and techniques that are currently available to assist you in your work.
Though we offer Lunch & Learns on defined topics, we can also customize the content of the session to your specific area of interest. Some of our current topics include:
More and more, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) investigations are being incorporated into infrastructure projects, as a requirement to make decisions around construction design. However, despite an increase in popularity, there still exists much confusion around what actually comprises a SUE program and what is required to ensure that a SUE program succeeds. This Lunch & Learn Session defines the SUE scope of work and makes sense of a variety of standards, interpretations and technology solutions that apply to SUE while adding clarity to the requirements necessary to successfully create RFPs and select a SUE provider.
It is now mandated that all natural gas distributors incorporate an action plan to address cross bore risk, (the inadvertent intersection of utilities that can be dangerous and costly). Other organizations including municipalities and utilities are now beginning to follow suit, and are implementing Sewer Safety Inspection (SSI) Programs. Drawing on our vast experience assisting these organizations, this Lunch & Learn covers the essential ingredients required to implement a successful, well thought out SSI program while managing the many complexities that may arise.
Contrary to popular belief, no single technology can locate utilities effectively for all site conditions where utility composition and depth varies. Today, a range of non-destructive geophysical techniques are available to locate almost any type of subsurface feature, but it can often be confusing to know when they should be applied. The solution to mitigating risk lies in matching the right technology to the task. This Lunch & Learn session explores a wide variety of non-destructive techniques and technologies and describes when they should be leveraged. This includes basic EM Induction, Ground Penetrating Radar, Time Domain Electromagnetics, Seismic and others.
GPR and other non-destructive testing techniques are being adopted more aggressively than ever before by municipalities, provinces and engineering firms for infrastructure assessment. Bridge deck deterioration analysis, asphalt and PCC thickness testing, and subgrade deterioration analysis can now be completed with high speed, cost effective, ground-coupled GPR. This Lunch & Learn Session is geared towards infrastructure owners or managers looking to apply advanced technology to lifecycle planning, maintenance, design and asset rehabilitation.
If you’re interested in scheduling a Lunch and Learn session or would like to learn more about our current presentations, please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you shortly.