Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility

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2017 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 20
 Title
Description
Speaker(s)

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Ballroom A

Opening Symposium Address



8:30 am - 9:00 am

Ballroom A

TED Talks

A series of inspiring short presentations on current damage prevention and communication issues offered by industry professionals.

- Best Practices Best Practices Committee Update
- Changing Behaviour Starts Now - Safety in Schools, Ross Rickware
- Grey Cup, Jeff McWhinney


9:00 - 9:45 am

Ballroom A

Plenary Session
What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: A Panel Discussion on Abandoned/Orphaned/Defunct Facilities

Many buried utilities have outlived their service life and create real danger for excavation today. How do we deal with these facilities when they are present on our dig site? Join this panel discussion comprised of representatives from multiple industries concerned with the protection of our buried utilities and learn about their ideas on solutions for managing these troublesome buried utilities.

Sylvain Boudreau
Municipality of Gatineau
Guy Castagne
TSSA
David Core
Canadian Association of Energy & Pipeline Landowner Associations
Jamie Bradburn
T2 Utility Engineers, Inc.

Session I
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Session Title Description Speaker(s)

Richelieu Room



Emerging Trends in the Trenchless Industry: What's in It for Me?

An overview of the current state of practice and emerging trends in the trenchless industry. Various techniques for installation or replacement of buried utilities and pipelines rehabilitation methods will be presented with emphasis on how value engineering principles can be applied for trenchless projects to reduce risk, cost, time, and changes without comprising the design and quality of work.


Rizwan Younis, PhD, P.Eng.
University of Waterloo

Joliet Room
Marketing Collaboration: Finding Common Ground

Mark-It Madness, a One Calls of America committee, discovered collaborative marketing efforts over multiple states produce more powerful results. This session reviews how their strategies continue to be successful. In addition, case studies of the committee’s best marketing initiatives are reviewed and attendees encouraged to find their own common ground for collaborative marketing strength.


Frontenac Room
Protecting your Buried Infrastructure through Asset Management

A multi-barrier approach to protecting buried infrastructure will be discussed. Advance planning, excavator awareness and execution of technologies culminates in safe digging practices taking into consideration the risk and level of service pillars of asset management.


Darwin Durnie
Stantec Consulting
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Session Title Description Speaker(s)
Ballroom A
Keynote Address:
General Richard Hillier

With 35 years of military experience, including serving as the Chief of the Defence Staff for Canadian Forces, General Hillier, has exemplified what it means to be a true leader. Hear more about his story and learn how you can utilize his approach to make a positive change in your company.
General Richard Hillier
Session II
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Session Title Description Speaker(s)
Richelieu Room

Strategies for Managing Protestors at Worksites Involving Underground Infrastructure

This presentation is designed to provide an overview of protest scenarios that companies may encounter at their work sites, based on experiences of energy sector companies across Canada, and will offer a series of proposed safety-focused solutions that will help to mitigate the effects of potential business interruptions caused by these events.


W. Scott Raesler
3Si Risk Strategies Inc.
Doug Maynard
Lions Gate Risk Management Group
Joliet Room
Augmented Reality Case Study: The Jetson’s Have Landed
Advances in computer vision technology and augmented reality solutions enables new tools for all parties involved in the protection of underground assets. Consistent information, virtual markings, accurate mapping data aggregation, and improvement of geo-referenced asset networks become faster and ubiquitous when using AR-enabled smartphones and tablets along with existing systems and processes.
Ricardo Mahoney
TelDig Inc.
Denis Courchesne
Info-Excavation
Todd Scott
Enbridge Gas New Brunswick
Mathieu Dupont
Miralupa
Frontenac Room
Oops, you hit my line! Now what?

Have you ever wondered what happens after a damage occurs to your linear asset?  How does an insurance claim work? This session will focus on trends within the Insurance Industry as it relates to linear assets.  Are linear assets insurable, are natural disasters impacting insurance premiums? Join this session and get your questions answered.

David McGowan
Insurance Bureau Canada
Session III
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
 Session Title  Description Speaker(s)
Richelieu Room


Proposed Standard on Land Use Planning Around Pipelines

The CSA Group is developing a new standard dealing with development around pipelines.  Ed Plant, with a representative from CSA, will promote a safe, proactive, and collaborative multi-stakeholder approach to land development and community growth.  A brief history illustrating the need for the proposed CSA Standard and an update on the Technical Committee drafting process will be provided.



Ed Plant
T.E.P R-O-W Co-ordination Inc.
Joliet Room
When Damages Occur: Using Social Media to Handle a Crisis
Social media adds complexity to crisis communication. Within minutes an emergency can gain international attention, and social media allows anyone to be a major influence on the flow of information to the community.  Join us for this session where we examine how to best use social media in a crisis situation.

Frontenac Room
The Changing Face of Damage Prevention in Atlantic Canada

With the formalization of the Atlantic Canada Common Ground Alliance in 2016, the Atlantic Canada region builds on past successes on its damage prevention journey.  Stephanie More provides a recent history of damage prevention in the Atlantic Region, recounts pivotal events which helped drive the development of the damage prevention system, and discusses the next steps in continuing its momentum.

Stephanie More, P.Eng.
Enbridge

Thursday, September 21
 Session Title Description   Speaker(s)
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Ballroom A

CCGA Address Join the Canadian CGA (CCGA) as they recap their initiatives and progress over the past year and speak to the goals they have set for the upcoming year.

8:45 am - 9:15 am
Ballroom A
 TED Talks A series of inspiring short presentations on current damage prevention and communication issues offered by industry professionals.

- DIRT Committee Update
- Marketing and Education Committee Update
- AB Ground Disturbance Training, Bas Owel
 
Sessions IV
9:30 am - 10:15 am
 Session Title Description  Speaker(s)
Richelieu Room


Cyber Security: Are people really the biggest risks?

Join security expert Eugene Ng, as he shows the audience, in real time, how easily a breach can happen. Through various cases, Ng will also demonstrate how organizations can build a culture of deterrence and vigilance, regardless of the industry they are in. A must-attend for any attendees interested in understanding how a culture of security helps reduce risk.

Eugene Ng
MNP
Joliet Room
Ontario Underground Infrastructure Legislation Outreach Results

In 2016, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ Public Safety Branch conducted targeted stakeholder outreach sessions to gather information on the impacts of the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act on excavation activities in Ontario. Vanessa and Ben will speak to the results of these sessions and how On1Call is responding to the recommendations.

Vanessa Rae
Ministry of Government and
Consumer Services

Ben Hamilton
Ontario One Call
Frontenac Room
Why Should I Call? I Know What I’m Doing: CBYD Education and Outreach Campaign
Research showed a segment in the market are not willing to or interested in safety excavation.  CBYD messaging was re-designed to target contractors and residential audiences with separate media strategies incorporating new geo-targeted ways to purchase media. We will cover how and why the strategy was designed, share examples, go over the results of the campaign to date and share lessons learned.
Michele Petrusevich
FortisBC
Leanne Sallenback
FortisBC
Sessions V
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Session Title Description Speaker(s)
Richelieu Room



Right of Way or the Wrong Way?
For ten years there were no damages that released product on NEB-regulated pipelines; in 2017 two were hit within ten weeks.  This presentation will discuss what happened and the Human Organizational Factors (HOF) that may have contributed to the incidents. Attendees of this session will receive a copy of the enhanced guidance for municipal O&M activities in NEB-regulated ROWs.


Shannon Neufeld
National Energy Board

Joliet Room
Municipal Best Practices: Panel Across Canada


A discussion by municipal leaders from across Canada to share their processes on planning and implementing damage prevention solutions to their operations. Join the discussion on lessons learned and how these professionals continue to provide protection to their underground infrastructure and safety to the public.


Karen Santucci
City of Kingston
Linda Carkner
City of Ottawa
Frontenac Room
Human Performance and Damage Prevention
To err is human, in fact, it’s predictable.  Understanding why errors occur and how to analyze them is critical to preventing damages to critical infrastructure. In this session, we will cover quality systems, human performance, and methods of reducing error rates.  The principles of human performance will have an impact on both the safety and quality results of your organization. 
Dan Halverstadt
USIC

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