dp-PRO Damage Prevention Webinars
In an effort to continue our mission of saving lives through education, Infrastructure Resources offers webinars to help further education on important topics in damage prevention and excavation safety.
Upcoming Education Courses
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Sponsored by ImpuseRadar
Presenter: Matthew Wolf, President, ImpulseRadar US
The SUE industry is adopting the use of more high-tech tools as they become refined to acquire as much Quality Level B utility designation data as is possible. In 2020 ASCE 38-02, Standard Guideline for Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data, is slated for a major update to include guidelines for detection and depiction for 3D representation of utilities. One of the main tools to aid in designation of 3D utility data is GPR arrays.
In the past the barriers to entry into this tech platform was the low speed of the systems and time to process the data to get results from field to deliverable. New generation arrays such as the ImpulseRadar Raptor and its complimentary Condor 3D processing software are a major leap forward for the sue of this tech in the 3D SUE initiative.
Pre-Recorded Education Courses
Thursday, May 21, 2020
10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CDT)
Ron Peterson, Executive Director, Nulca
Protecting buried utilities become an ever-increasing challenge as our underground becomes increasingly more congested. Utility locate technicians have the difficult job of pinpointing the location and path of these buried utilities.
A solid understanding of the basic theory behind electromagnetic locating; and a clear understand of the functions and capabilities (and limitations) of the locating instruments help you maximize your success in the field.
Join this webinar for a deep exploration of these important fundamental locating skills.
• 10:00 am – 10:45 am Electromagnetic Theory
• 11:00 am – 11:45 am Use of the Transmitter
• 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Use of the Receiver
• 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Putting it all Together
Thursday, May 14, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (CDT)
Ron Peterson, Ron Peterson Consulting
Unfortunately, damages to underground assets occur regularly. The need to properly investigate the incident in a timely manner is critical for damage prevention and cost recovery.
Focusing on the required elements of a successful damage investigation, this webinar helps you set the stage for a valid root cause investigation by following standard investigative procedures vital to an effective analysis of damage. Learn how to properly document damages using proven photographic, interview, and investigative procedures.
This full-day webinar breaks the individual components of a quality root cause investigation into easily digestible segments.
• 9:00 am – 9:45 am Documentation: Pre-excavation, Post Locate and Excavation
This session will cover deficiencies in current DI programs. It will also take a proactive approach to what documentation should be gathered by all parties prior to the beginning of an excavation project. This will also be helpful in the post-incident investigation process.
• 10:00 am – 10:45 am How Locators Work
This session can be described as “Locating for the Non-locator” and will provide the basics of how the devices work as well as the technicians processes.
• 11:00 am – 11:45 am Forms, Tools & Processes
This session deals with everything an investigator should need before going to the scene of an incident. It also discusses the mindset of the investigator and the standardization of processes necessary for consistency in the department.
• 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Investigations
This session builds on the first three sessions and applies them to the actual investigation. It will
include collecting evidence, pictures, videos and drawings.
• 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Post-Investigation
This session will focus on interviews, dealing with the press and compilation of evidence. It will also discuss handling of claims from all perspectives and a review of all sessions.