December Meeting – In Person at Brown and Caldwell!

Hello PUG Members,

Our December monthly meeting will be held in-person, at the Brown and Caldwell office in Walnut Creek! The address is, 201 N Civic Dr Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, and we will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec 13th, 2022. Take the South Lobby elevator to the 3rd floor. 

The presentation will be provided by David Katzev from EBMUD and Professor Kenichi Soga from UC Berkeley and is titled, “EBMUD’s Collaboration with UC Berkeley on the Center for Smart Infrastructure”. The presentation will focus on the partnership between UC Berkeley and EBMUD to create a Center for Smart Infrastructure (CSI). The CSI will address challenges with aging infrastructure, climate change, water supply and natural resources, and emergency and community preparedness by using a holistic approach to provide resilient and sustainable networks through state of the art testing equipment, smart sensors and robotics, and big data and machine learning.

Please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Monday, Dec 12th at noon. 

Dec Meeting RSVP Link

Dec Agenda

Civil and environmental engineering professor Kenichi Soga hosts EBMUD staff at UC Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station in preparation for launching the new Center for Smart Infrastructure. (Photo by Adam Lau, Berkeley Engineering)

November WESTT/NASTT Conference Training Course Registration – Now Open!

Hello PUG Members,

A reminder that our November monthly meeting will not be a typical monthly meeting/presentation. Instead, we are partnering with WESTT, the Western Chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) for their 16th Annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference Training Course. The Training topic is entitled, “New Installation Methods Good Practice Course”.

The training course will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Concord, CA, on Tuesday November 8th, 2022.

Here is a link to the registration page. Please note that early bird registration ends October 7th, so sign up soon!

October Meeting – In Person at Brown and Caldwell!

Hello PUG Members,

Our October monthly meeting will be held next week, in-person, at Brown and Caldwell in Walnut Creek! The address is, 201 N Civic Dr Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, and we will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2022. Take the South Lobby elevator to the 3rd floor. 

The presentation will be provided by Agustin Lopez from the Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) and is titled the, “Mission Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation” project. The presentation will discuss the installation of CIPP lining of pipelines with diameters ranging from 36″ to 75″, bypassing flows up to 29 MGD, and installing new structures in Fair Oaks California.

Please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Monday, Oct 10th at noon. 

Oct Meeting RSVP Link

Oct Agenda

2023 Sharing Technologies Seminar Abstracts – Deadline Extension!

The abstract deadline for our 31st annual Sharing Technologies Seminar is being extended until September 30th! A big thank you to those of you who have already submitted abstracts. The seminar will be held in Concord, CA, on Thursday, February 16th, 2023. 

The SHARING TECHNOLOGIES SEMINAR objective is to share information developed by agencies and industry professionals throughout the world. Topics for papers should relate to pipe technology in construction, rehabilitation or maintenance. Emerging technologies and trenchless construction processes are of special interest. Case histories and/or lessons learned of special projects and new technologies used to solve unusual situations are also good topics. Abstracts of papers should be no more than one typed page and should include the title, a brief description of the paper (limit 200 words), author(s), agency/company, contact person, address, telephone and fax number, and email.

Technical papers will be requested upon acceptance of abstract.

Abstracts are now being accepted until 5:00p.m. on September 30, 2022.

See here for a link to the submission form.

September Meeting – In Person at Brown and Caldwell!

Hello PUG Members,

Our September monthly meeting will be held next week, in-person, at Brown and Caldwell in Walnut Creek! The address is, 201 N Civic Dr Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, and we will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 13th, 2022. Take the South Lobby elevator to the 3rd floor. 

The presentation will be provided by Jeff Tarantino with Freyer & Laureta and is titled, “Town of Hillsborough Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Transmission Main Project”. The presentation will discuss how F&L, with Carollo, must perform a pipeline alternatives analysis considering multiple constraints including existing utilities and a multitude of fault crossings to improve the availability of water infrastructure along the Crystal Springs Watershed Wildland Urban Interface. Preliminary design and CEQA will begin in 2022.

Please RSVP using the Google Form link below by Monday, Sept 12th at noon. 

Sept Meeting RSVP Link

Sept Agenda