Mission Accomplished at ASCE Pipelines

Anne Carrel

Freese and Nichols made a big impact at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Pipelines Conference, August 3-6 in Portland, Ore. Besides socializing with awards luncheon guest speaker and former astronaut Colonel Rick Searfoss, we were a Copper Sponsor for the conference, and many employees attended, presented and moderated technical sessions. 

Pictured: Col. Searfoss with Elizabeth Blackwelder, Transmission and Utilities, Fort Worth

Sunday, Aug. 3

Elizabeth Blackwelder and Alan Hutson, Treatment, Transmission and Utilities, Houston, presented the “Using Envision Concepts to Achieve Pipeline Sustainability” workshop

Monday, Aug. 4

  • David Bennett, Treatment Transmission and Utilities, San Antonio, presented “Regional Carrizo Program: Planning, Design, and Construction of a Fast-Track Urban Pipeline.”
  • Scott Maughn, Transmission and Utilities, Dallas, presented “Design, Pipe Material Selection and Manufacture for the Lake Texoma Outfall Raw Water Pipeline: Genesis of a Fast-Paced Large Diameter Project.”
  • Jeff Payne, Transmission and Utilities, Dallas, moderated a session on the Condition Assessment track

Tuesday, Aug. 5

  • Anne Carrel and Stephanie Cecil, Treatment, Transmission and Utilities, Austin, presented “Mary Rhodes Phase 2 – Arming the Texas Coastal Bend Against Drought.”
  • Rusty Gibson, Transmission and Utilities, Fort Worth, presented “The TRWD 108-Inch Line J – Lessons Learned from the IPL Prototype Project.”
  • Zach Huff, Transmission and Utilities, Fort Worth, presented “Design Challenges and Solutions to a River Water Transmission System.”
  • Scott Maughn and Stephanie Cecil presented “Outside Influences on Large Diameter Pipeline Route Selection Processes” and “Testing the Quality of Pipeline Joint Protection Installation.”
  • David Bennett moderated a session on the Planning to Design track

Wednesday, Aug. 6

  • David Bennett and Trooper Smith, Treatment, Transmission and Utilities, Austin, presented “Two Early Christmas Breaks, But a Happy New Year Emergency Pipeline Project.”
  • Scott Maughn moderated a session on the Construction track