Explore repair, rehabilitation, and replacement best practices of trenchless technology and infrastructure asset management.

The enormous network of underground pipelines in the United States is aging. Municipal managers, contractors, consulting engineers, and municipal staff engineers face the difficult task of renewing, rehabilitating, and replacing these systems efficiently and cost-effectively.

Trenchless Technology and Asset Management, co-published by the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO), provides detailed, straightforward coverage of the assessment, management, and repair of pipeline infrastructure using trenchless technologies. Its contents guide readers tasked with assessing the condition of pipe systems using visual inspection technologies and alternative inspection technologies, establishing asset management plans, and executing repair and replacement efforts.

Trenchless Technology and Asset Management addresses:

  • Managing for sustainable pipe collection systems
  • Visual inspection technologies
  • Alternative inspection technologies
  • Condition grading methodologies
  • Repair, rehabilitation, and replacement technologies and materials
  • Technology screening and selection
  • Directional drilling
  • Bidding, safety, and warranty considerations

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Here's what Readers are saying about the Trenchless Technology and Asset Management

The book moves into specific tools and techniques for field implementation of renewal projects. This section examines a wide variety of testing, rehabilitation, and replacement techniques for pipes. It also provides a quick selection criteria for each one that touches on permitting needs, field specification needs, environmental considerations, and general implementation concerns that would be invaluable to field engineers and project managers making decisions in situ.

These tools and techniques are clearly laid out, including valuable contract questions to ensure that specifications and implementation safety needs are described so that the engineer in charge or the field overseer could have a quick reference available immediately. This section of the book is tremendously valuable for not only planning, but also implementation.

Overall, the clarity and ease of use with which information is presented makes it a valuable stand-alone resource and increases the interest in the NASSCO products for a systematic, comprehensive, "off-the-shelf" system that would be very attractive to managers and leaders at any organization, particularly those in charge of setting up financial budgets and project rehabilitation schedules for large systems.

Sara Drane is a project engineer specializing in water and wastewater applications for environment and industrial business lines at Arcadis Design and Consultancy (Phoenix).

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