Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Canadian Common Ground Alliance

Damage Prevention is a Shared Responsibility

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2018 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS

Tuesday, October 30
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Title  Description   Speaker(s)
Macdonald E CrossingsCloud 
Vendor Outreach Session 
Description Coming Soon TBA
Macdonald F Vendor Outreach Session  Description Coming Soon TBA
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Title  Description  Speaker(s)
Macdonald E Rhino Marking & Protection  Systems  
Vendor Outreach Session 
Description Coming Soon TBA
Macdonald F OVERPIPE 
Vendor Outreach Session 
Description Coming Soon TBA

 Wednesday, October 31

Title 

 Description

Speaker(s)

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Macdonald AB
Symposium Opening Address
Mike Sullivan
Canadian CGA
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Macdonald AB

Keynote Address: TBA Description Coming Soon TBA
Session I
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
 Session Title  Description  Speaker(s)
Macdonald E


Challenges with Shoring Design and Utilities Description Coming Soon

TBA



Macdonald F
Musings of an Expert Witness Utility damage prevention is supposedly a partnership exercise, which led to establishing the Common Ground Alliance. However, most damage cases initially focus on whether the utility mark was correct or not. There is so much more that happens during a case. Project owner, project designer, utility owner, contract locator, contractor, subcontractor and more become parties to the case. This talk highlights the lines of inquiry that an expert witness takes to look at each parties’ actions. James Anspach, P.G.(r), Dist.MASCE
Cardno, Inc.
Empress AB

Beam Me Down, Scotty

Increasingly advanced holographic technologies present new opportunities for the industry. GIS, 3-D mapping, video streaming, equipment databases and more are positioned to spawn a new breed of productivity application that will impact how companies implement project planning and perform fieldwork. Focusing on real-life use cases of the AR visualization technology, we reveal technology benefits, shortcomings and implementation best practices backed by empirical data collected in the field.

Alec Pestov
vGIS | Meemim

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Macdonald AB
Panel Discussion: The Future of Safety The world of safety is changing quickly and the challenges of keeping employees engaged is increasing. How do the present methods of safety translate into this new world of work with all its complexities? What are the best positive frameworks to use? What employee engagement and safety champion programs are providing the best results?  What are future trends in OHS? Is behaviour-based safety the best method? Listen to futurists in safety explore changing perceptions of industry leaders.

Jeffery Lyth
Consultant

Dr. Robert Long
Human Dymensions


12:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Macdonald AB
Working with First Nations: Partnering with Oil & Gas and Excavation Companies

Most aboriginal communities in northern B.C. impacted by the pipeline supported the $7.9 billion project and are angry Trudeau rejected it, say leaders from three of the bands. More than 30 of the 42 bands on the Alberta-to-West Coast pipeline’s right-of-way were looking forward to sharing in the construction and long-term benefits. 

Karen Ogen-Toews
First Nation LNG Alliance
Session II
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
 Session Title  Description  Speaker(s)
Macdonald E Unauthorized Activity Reports
TransCanada has over 96,000 km of pipelines across Canada the U.S. and Mexico and preventing third-party incidents is an essential goal of our Damage Prevention program.  An overview of our unauthorized activity tracking reports will be discussed including trending based on offender type, activity type, location and time of year. This crucial data is used to create strategic risk mitigation plans across North America. Stan Tumoth
TransCanada
Macdonald F Outreach and Education: Is Your Damage Prevention Message Reaching Everyone Who Needs It?

When you don’t speak the language, are not familiar with local regulations and are unaware of industry practices, chances are you have never heard of One Call requirements. Hear about the ground-breaking work Fortis BC and Empower Me are doing to successfully deliver messaging to new Canadians in residential and digging communities in BC. A first-of-its-kind approach, they have gone beyond industry best practices for educating new hard-to-reach audiences about safe excavation practices.

Yasmin Abraham
Empower Me
Michelle Petrusevich
FortisBC


Empress AB

Part 1: Introduction to the University of Waterloo SUE Return on Investments Study

Part 2: Damage Prevention with Augmented- and Mixed-Reality Technologies

Part 1: A brief and in-depth look at the current ROI study being conducted by Professor Mark Knight at the University of Waterloo

Part 2: Learn about the latest in holographic visualizations and opportunities to leverage current GIS systems to prevent damages, enhance safety and increase field work accuracy. Dynamic and interactive, real-life use cases give you a glimpse into the future.

Mark Knight
University of Waterloo

Lance Norman

Land Development Technologies

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
 Session Title  Description  Speaker(s)
Macdonald E
How Do First Responders Respond to Line Hits? This session looks at a typical response to a line hit from the emergency services’ perspective.  It includes the typical number of responders who must be committed to these emergency events and how this can impact the city or municipality’s capacity to respond to other emergencies.  Basic information responders must be aware of such as the dangers of these events and how the fire department must work hand in hand with utility companies to mitigate these emergencies are also covered. Glenn Paley
Kelowna Fire Department




Macdonald F Municipality of Whistler: Managing a Complex System in a Small Space Whistler hosts multiple events, including the 2010 Winter Olympics. Their situation provides challenges including a compressed construction season, temperature extremes, a valley location, short deadlines for project completion, and infrastructure in the interface zone. As a result, project planning needs to occur early and all tendering completed as close as possible to the opening of construction window. Learn more about the challenges engineers face, including preparation for the Olympics.

James Hallisey P.Eng.
Resort Municipality of Whistler

Gillian Woodward P.Eng.
Resort Municipality of Whistler

Empress AB

The Carrot or the Stick: Does Enforcement Work?

Are penalties effective? How can we improve outcomes? Have fines been levied? What results are available to share? Join this panel discussion for a conversation about relying on the carrot as a motivation for compliance vs the stick as a consequence for noncompliance.

Shannon Neufeld
National Energy Board

Lance Ollenberger
BC Oil & Gas Commission

Roland Strong
Technical Safety BC

 Thursday, November 1  Title  Description  Speaker(s)
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Macdonald AB
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. Mike Sullivan
Canadian CGA
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Macdonald AB

NEB Regulation/Committee Update  Description Coming Soon

Shannon Neufeld
National Energy Board

Session IV
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
 Session Title  Description  Speaker(s)
Macdonald E Energir's Damage Prevention Initiatives Énergir continues its efforts on damage prevention, one of its priorities in this vein, it works with government entities, municipalities, Info-Excavation and contractors to implement initiatives that promote best practices in excavation and ground disturbance. Ground patrols, prevention efforts for contractors, awareness-raising efforts for the public and supporting the appropriate authorities in amending municipal regulations are just a few of the steps taken by Énergir to reduce damage to its gas network. Benoit Garneau
Energir
Macdonald F 
Large Scale Linear Projects: Perspectives on Large Construction Projects in Urban Areas

BC Hydro: A provincial transmission large scope power line project over two years to upgrade circuits to energize 5 remote communities via Liveline, to reduce impact on customer reliability.

Hatch: description coming soon

OEC: The Bell FTTH build in Toronto, using a dedicated locator model. The G-Tel construction of the Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor, using a different version of a dedicated locate model (5 year, $1.4b infrastructure build).

Brad Gowan
OEC
Craig Leggett
BC Hydro
Doug Madsen
Hatch


Empress AB Effective Use of Digital Media During a Crisis While communication isn’t the business du jour at any pipeline company, communicating well becomes incredibly important during times of crisis. In the minutes, hours and days that followed an oil pipeline leak on November 16, 2017 – as TransCanada’s emergency crews worked tirelessly on effective and immediate response on the ground – the company’s communications team used digital tools to manage public relations transparently through the crisis.

Nicole Forrest
TransCanada



 Session V
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
 Session Title  Description  Speaker(s)
Macdonald E  Case Study: Management of Drilling Fluid Disposal Using Solidification and Digital Tracking Utilizing HDD technology, Enbridge’s Line 10 was constructed with minimal impact on the environment. MetaFLO Technologies provided onsite solidification of drilling fluid and cuttings and digitally tracking the solidified soil, helping realize a 33% savings in would-be transportation costs, significant carbon emissions reduction, time required to compile necessary trucking logs was reduced by more than 95%, and through several security checks compliance was ensured with confidence. Kevin Goldberg
SynerTrack
Macdonald F 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 anyone interested in understanding how a culture of security helps reduce risk. Eugene Ng
MNP

Empress AB

Fit for Duty: Impairment in the Workplace (Part I)

What are companies doing about prescription drugs, illegal drugs, cannabis and alcohol in the workplace? What are the policy perspectives on impairment? What is the future with new regulations? What happens if employees come to work with carry-over effects? The panel will discuss policies, case studies and court cases.

Tim Charron
CLAC

Anne Dobson-Mack
WorkSafeBC

Dave Earle
BC Trucking Association

Paul Farnan
University of British Columbia

Andrea Zwack
University of British Columbia

 Session VI
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 Session Title  Description  Speaker(s)
Macdonald E One Call Centre Software Rollout in Western Canada Description Coming Soon

TBA

 

Macdonald F

What We Do Today in Landscaping may be Tomorrow's Problem

Description Coming Soon

Bruce Hunter

Bruce McTavish
McTavish Resource & Management Consultants

Brian Rosentreter
Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada



 Empress AB Fit for Duty: Impairment in the Workplace (Part II) What are companies doing about prescription drugs, illegal drugs, cannabis and alcohol in the workplace? What are the policy perspectives on impairment? What is the future with new regulations? What happens if employees come to work with carry-over effects? The panel will discuss policies, case studies and court cases.

Tim Charron
CLAC

Anne Dobson-Mack
WorkSafeBC

Dave Earle
BC Trucking Association

Paul Farnan
University of British Columbia

Andrea Zwack
University of British Columbia

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Macdonald AB
 Fortis BC Safety Awards Fortis BC Safety Awards acknowledging those demonstrating industry leadership in damage prevention Ian Turnbull
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Macdonald AB
Exploring Cities Underground Steve Duncan is an urban historian and photographer who has explored sewers and underground infrastructure. Host of a Discovery Channel show on urban history, his collaborative documentary film work has been featured at the Mountain film festival and at NYC’s MoMA. Understanding underground infrastructure and how the underground shapes a city, Steve peels back the streets and sidewalks, giving us a look at how cities work underground including the rivers and creeks cities are built over.
Steve Duncan
Underground Photographer and Explorer
 

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