EBA Experts Will Present at the 2016 Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference

EBA Engineering’s experts will share their experiences and ideas with our colleagues in the water and wastewater industry at the 2016 Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference.

Pre-Conference Workshop – Tuesday, August 30

Charlie Card, Facilitator
9:00 a.m., Room 201
Managing Asset Data: Information Systems, Tools, and Processes Workshop

Bruce Stauffer
10:45 a.m., Room 201
First Things First… Assess Your GIS Requirements

Bruce will discuss the objectives, methodology, topics of investigations, and strategies that utilities can use to assess GIS requirements for their organizations. The presentation will reference methodology and findings from a recent GIS requirements assessment he completed for a mid-sized water/wastewater utility. Workshop participants will learn how they might apply the enterprise GIS requirements methodology in their organizations.

Technical Program Presentations – Wednesday, August 31

Ning Zhang
1:30 p.m., Room 201
An Engineering and Asset Management Approach to Water System Rehabilitation

The City of Bowie in Prince George’s County, Maryland, owns and operates the water distribution system for approximately 7,900 customers. Built in the 1960s, many of the water mains have experienced leaks, breaks, and water discoloration due to age, deterioration, corrosion, tuberculation, and sedimentation in pipes. Ning will discuss the city’s engineering and asset management approach to analyzing the system’s existing service conditions and devising a comprehensive list of prioritized improvements.

Technical Program Presentations – Thursday, September 1

Bruce McClure, PE
8:30 a.m., Room 201
Prioritization Process for Capital Improvement Program for the City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works

Over the last 15 years, the City of Baltimore has experienced explosive growth in Capital Improvement Program (CIP) demands. Bruce’s presentation will focus on the refinements introduced into the City’s CIP process for Department of Public Works projects. Attendees will learn about the techniques the City has used to greatly enhance its ability to assess and prioritize city projects and capital demands.

Charlie Card
4:30 p.m., Room 204
Fats, Oils, and Grease Program Optimization

Charlie’s presentation will focus on the various ways to address grease-related blockages in sanitary sewer systems, other than the traditional approach of directly controlling the source at the food service establishment (FSE) via permitting, routine inspections, and installing expensive grease abatement technologies. Methods presented will include a focus on the “hot spots” where blockages actually occur, targeted FSE inspections, best management practices for FSEs, desktop investigations, and GIS

Our Presenters

Charlie Card, PMP
Project Manager

Charlie has 30 years of experience in the water/wastewater industry, with a focus on asset management. Prior to joining EBA in 2014, he was the asset strategy manager and FOG program manager for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. He is currently vice-chair of the CWEA Asset Management Committee.

Bruce McClure, PE
Senior Project Manager

Bruce has 45 years of experience in project management, design, construction, and operations support services on wastewater treatment facilities, conveyance facilities, and collection systems. He was instrumental in developing the Baltimore City Department of Public Works Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2002 through 2017.

Bruce Stauffer
Vice President, Geospatial Technologies and Asset Management

Bruce has more than 30 years of management and technical consulting experience in planning and implementing enterprise GIS systems and geospatial solutions. He co-founded geographIT, a geospatial technology company acquired by EBA Engineering in 2016. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and was honored with the first annual Pennsylvania Award for Excellence in GIS for his “visionary application of geospatial technology serving the citizens of Pennsylvania.”

Ning Zhang
Project Engineer

A young professional and project engineer, Ning is a member of Chesapeake Bay Environmental Water Resources Institute (CBEWRI) at Maryland Chapter. Since joining EBA in 2014, he has involved in multiple water main design projects for WSSC, City of Baltimore, and DC Water.


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