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.
Pre-Recorded Webinars and Education Courses
Matthew Abbitt, Chief Product Officer, Irth Solutions
The damage prevention industry is always looking to innovate, but what’s the difference between machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)? How are software providers calculating these numbers? What do all the trendy marketing terms really mean? Matthew Abbitt, Chief Product Officer at Irth Solutions, is excited to explain how software providers in the industry are identifying high-risk tickets to improve resiliency, asset protection and safety.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
• How Irth Solutions and other software vendors score risk
• The difference between machine learning, actuarial models, artificial intelligence (AI) and other methods
• How to get started measuring your risk with risk analysis today
• And much more!
CEO & Visionary, Infrastructure Resources
Education and communication are key to keeping people safe and reducing damages. Learn about free tools and educational opportunities you can access in this webinar. You will also learn about the world’s leading damage prevention and excavation safety conference coming up March 1-3 in Phoenix.
Alex Murray, Southwest Gas Corporation, Administrator, Damage Prevention
Dennis Bott, Southwest Gas Corporation, Administrator, Damage Prevention
An examination of Southwest Gas and how they have used Irth Solutions’ risk analytic software to guide their damage prevention processes. The session includes learnings on the following:
- Overview of the current program and how it was implemented
- Data detailing the results and impacts of using software to guide their damage prevention program
- Application and uses of the risk scoring for operational uses
- Current stage/Future plan
Sam Handziak, Education Product Manager – USA, PelicanCorp
Jason Manning, Business Development Manager – North America, PelicanCorp
Preventing damage to utility infrastructure involves more than responding to a One Call ticket. ScreenAccess enables Utilities to automatically screen One Call tickets, assess the risk and workflow appropriate communications to operations and the contractors working near critical infrastructure. Get ahead of the work and instantly start the communications to increase awareness and reduce damages.
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.
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
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.