RJN Experts Presenting at 2017 AWW&WEA Conference

Hot Springs, Ark., April 25, 2017 - RJN experts Al Hollenbeck, P.E.; Daniel Jackson, P.E.; and Elizabeth Aguin, P.E., will be presenting at the 2017 Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA) Conference from April 30 to May 3, 2017, at the Hot Springs Convention Center.>


Details about these presentations are as follows—
Presentation Title: Asset Management for Collection Systems
Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM
Presenter: Daniel Jackson, P.E., Vice President, RJN
Description: This presentation will provide an update on the SSA work being done in Ft. Smith as part of their Consent Decree. Special attention will be made on how InfoMaster is being utilized to conduct the NAASCO scoring and the decision trees developed in providing conceptual construction methods for remediation efforts, along with assigning other assets to CMOM programs. Additionally, discussion will take place on asset management programs utilizing InfoMaster in developing a consequence of failure vs. likelihood of failure thus creating a risk matrix for sewer collection assets.

Presentation Title: Basement Backups and Baseball – Design-Build Completes the Double Play
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 8:45 AM
Presenter: Al Hollenbeck, P.E., BCEE, CEO/President, RJN
Location: Room C201/202, Track – Collection Systems, Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Description: During a 25-year storm event in 2013, the western portion of the Village of Wilmette, Illinois, (Village) experienced extensive basement backups. The primary cause was reverse flow from the downstream interceptor. The recommended plan included a 20.8 million liter (5.5 million gallon) underground storage tank. West Park, a baseball field owned by the Wilmette Park District, was the best location for the facility. The Village agreed to pay a majority of the costs for a new artificial turf field, and the Park District requirement was that they only lose one season of use. The project started in October 2014, and all work needed to be completed by the end of 2015.The Village elected to use a design-build procurement process. RJN Group (Engineer) and Boller Construction (Contractor) formed a joint venture to provide design-build services. Excavation started in October 2014. The project was completed in November 2015, ahead of schedule and under budget.

Presentation Title: The Importance of Accurate and Precise Flow Data
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 10:45 AM
Presenter: Elizabeth Aguin, P.E., Senior Data Analyst, RJN
Location: Room C201/202, Track – Collection Systems, Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Description: Flow monitoring is a cost-effective way to get an overall picture of a sewer system and pinpoint problematic areas. It is used as the first step in an SSES (or SSA) and for modeling and designing. Because most of the work that comes from flow monitoring is costly, the data must be both accurate and precise. There are three major components to collect the most accurate and precise flow data: knowing the equipment, knowing how to maintain the equipment, and knowing how to manage the data. These components ensure a successful flow monitoring program.

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