Sporting Clays Tournament

1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Alpine Shooting Range

The 1st Annual ASCE Pipelines Conference Sporting Clays Event will be filled with fun and good old fashioned competition between friends. Also known as “golf with a shotgun,” sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting that involves shooting clay targets at multiple locations (stations) offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, and distances and is suitable for experienced and inexperienced participants. You can bring your own equipment or rent a shotgun at the event location for a nominal cost (only one shotgun is required per team.) There can be 4 or 5 shooters per team. Individuals not in a team will be assigned to a team at the event. Transportation to and from the Renaissance Worthington will be provided.

Download a copy of the Sporting Clays Brochure and find more details about this event.

Light refreshment will be provided at the shooting range. 50 shells included with each registration. Transportation to and from the Worthington Renaissance Hotel to the site will be provided. Attendees who leave from the hotel should plan to meet at the hotel lobby no later than 12:45 p.m.. Bus will depart the hotel at 1:00 p.m. and the tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. For retuning the hotel, a bus will pick up the attendees at 3:30p.m. at the shooting range.

Ticket purchase is required. This is not included in the registration package and availability is limited, so register early for this unique experience.

Registration fee: EB/ADV $50; ONS $60


Welcome Reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Rio Grande Ballroom

Be sure not to miss the Welcome Reception and kick off your conference experience at this relaxed event. Reconnect with former colleagues and meet new friends while you enjoy refreshments in the exhibit area.

Make sure you stay to the end as there will be a drawing for two iPads at 7:15 p.m. at the Plastics Pipes Institute booth (# 207) - you must be present to win!

Included in Full, Speaker, Moderator, Municipal, Guest, and Student registration rates.

Additional ticket: EB/ADV/ONS $75

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Plenary Breakfast, Welcome, and Guest Speakers

8:00 - 9:30 a.m., Worthington Grand Ballroom

Don’t miss this exciting conference opening event. Enjoy breakfast seated with colleagues and friends and hear a thought-provoking keynote presentation from industry professionals relevant to the work you are doing every day.

Shannon Crum PhotoKeynote Speaker: Shannon Crum, Ph.D.

Shannon Crum began her career with TxDOT in September 2004 when she joined the Transportation Planning and Programming Division's County Road Inventory program. She was promoted to Director of Data Management in February 2005. In 2009 she assumed responsibility for coordinating the preparation of the annual listing of most congested roadways in Texas. In 2012, she became the director of TxDOT's Research and Technology Implementation office.

Before joining TxDOT, Crum was on the faculty of the Political Science and Geography department at the University of Texas at San Antonio. While there, she supervised graduate student research in both political science and environmental science. Crum graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and received a Ph.D. in geography in 2000.

Frank Crumb PhotoKeynote Speaker: Frank Crumb, P.E. 

Frank Crumb, P.E. is director of the City of Fort Worth Water Department, which provides water and wastewater service to over 1,000,000 people. During his tenure, Mr. Crumb has been responsible for overseeing capital projects planning and design for various water and wastewater expansions during the course of the last 29 years, for oversight of the $230 million Wet Weather Program to upgrade the wastewater collection system, and numerous other capital improvement projects.

Mr. Crumb's involvement led to the development and implementation of Impact Fees in the City of Fort Worth in 1989; he was also instrumental in implementing cost of service based retail rates in the early 1990s as well as establishing a Citizens Advisory Committee for annual updates. Recently he has established the eastern reclaimed water system and acquired a site for a future water reclamation facility in West Fort Worth.

Keynote Speaker: Hal S. Sparks, III, J.D.Hal Sparks

Hal S. Sparks III is a Partner with the law firm of Sparks, Larimore & Garrison, L.L.P., specializing in real property, coporate, partnership, tax and other business transactions, as well as estate planning, wills, trusts and probate matters. He received his BBA and JD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr.Sparks is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Commercial Real Estate Law and Farm & Ranch Real Estate Law.

Mr.Sparks was elected as a Director of the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No.1 in 1988, and has served as an elected Director of the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) for the past 25 years. Currently he serves as Vice-President of the TRWD Board. He is a founding member and former president of Save Eagle mountain Lake, Inc., which is a water quality, environmental protection, non-profit organization based at Eagle Mountain Lake in Tarrant County.

Included in Full, Speaker, Moderator, Municipal, Student, and Monday Daily registration rates.

Additional ticket: EB/ADV/ONS $75

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Awards Luncheon with Special Entertainment

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Worthington Grand Ballroom

This annual awards luncheon will include a State of the Division address by Executive Committee Chairman John Galleher.

ASCE Pipeline Division Award of Excellence
The American Society of Civil Engineers Pipeline Division Award of Excellence was established in 1988 by the Pipeline Division. It is given to a Fellow, Member, or Associate Member of ASCE who is adjudged by the Executive Committee of the Pipeline Division to have given outstanding continuous and conspicuous service to the profession, ASCE, and the Pipeline Division.

2013 Award Winner: Ralph Carpenter, M.ASCERalph Carpenter
This year's recipient is Ralph Carpenter, Pipelines Division EXCOM Past Chair. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Ralph graduated from Erie County Community College and SUNY College at Buffalo. Two years after graduating, in 1978, he relocated to Dallas, Texas, where he accepted a position as a Civil Engineering Technician; drafting pipeline layouts, performing engineering duties, and - several years later - marketing and sales engineering for steel and concrete pressure pipe products at United Concrete Pipe. In 1988, Ralph left the Texas pipe market for a swing through the Southeast and mid-Atlantic sharing his knowledge of the industry with pipeline owners, engineers, and contractors from locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina. He served as regional sales manager for Price Brothers (now part of Hanson Pressure Pipe.) In 1992, Ralph accepted a position with AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company as a Marketing Specialist. Capitalizing on his knowledge of pressure pipe materials, Ralph became a resource for AMERICAN sharing his knowledge of pipes and pipeline design, pipe materials, design, manufacture, and installation. In 1994, He was given the responsibility of managing AMERICAN efforts to develop, market, and expand the trenchless applications for ductile iron pipe.

Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award
Established by the ASCE Board of Direction in October 1970, this award recognizes outstanding achievements in pipeline engineering. The Bechtel Foundation donated funds to support the award in honor of the contributions made by Stephen D. Bechtel. The award is made annually to an ASCE member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of pipeline engineering in either research, planning, design, or construction.

2013 Award Winner: Joe Castronovo, P.E., M.ASCEJoe Castronovo
Joe began his career in May, 1974 with Black, Crow and Eidness (now CH2M HILL) in Gainesville, Florida after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and serving in the U.S. Navy "Seabees". In his 39 years as a civil engineer, Joe attained experience in design, program management, and construction services for pipelines, pump stations, water systems, storm water drainage systems, collection systems, and resident engineering. His primary expertise is in the design and construction of large diameter pipeline projects, including material selection, subaqueous pipeline crossings, trenchless technologies, water distribution, condition assessment, rehabilitation, and pumping systems. Joe has been an active member of ASCE and specifically the Pipeline Division most of his career. He has served on a number of Technical and Administrative Committees including Technical Conferences, Executive Committee, and ASCE Technical Advisory Committee. He is currently the Sr. Advisor to the Executive Committee.Joe lists some of his most rewarding efforts are recruiting young civil engineers to be actively involved in the Pipeline Division, large diameter and long distance raw water projects in Las Vegas and Ft Worth and experiences internationally in Kuwait , Ukraine, Honduras, and Australia.

Mr and Mrs Magic


Terrific Terri and Magical Michael McKay entertain all across America. Their slogan sums it up: "WE ADD LIFE TO LIFE!" Be sure to participate in this very unique combination of magic, wacky comedy, and crowd participation!

Included in Full, Speaker, Moderator, Municipal, Guest, Student and Tuesday Daily registration rates

Additional ticket: EB/ADV/ONS $60

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Bechtel Lecture

1:15 - 2:30 p.m., West Fork Room

Spaker: Joe Castronove, P.E., M.ASCE



An Evening at the Honky Tonk - Billy Bob's Texas

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Join us at Billy Bob’s Texas - the world’s largest Honky Tonk - for a true Cowboy experience. Enjoy an exceptional bar-b-que dinner complete with saloon girls and gunfighters, souvenir bull photos, and an authentic Wild West Show. Don’t miss the perennial conference highlight.

Ticket purchase is required. This event is not included in the registration package so register early for this unique experience. Transportation to and from the Renaissance Worthington will be provided. The buses will start loading attendees at 6:00 p.m. in front of the hotel lobby and will shuttle until the last bus leaves Billy Bob's Texas at 9:30 p.m..

Registration fee: EB $45; ADV $50; ONS $55

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Closing Session with Special Lecture

11:00 - 11:45 a.m., Worthington Grand Ballroom

TOPIC: Applying Biomimicry to Pipeline Systems
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: David Marshall, P.E.

David Marshall

David Marshall, P.E., is the Director of Engineering Services at Tarrant Regional Water District and has a wide range of experience in natural science, engineering, and water resources. His past positions include five years with the U.S. Forest Service in research of biological control of insect pests as well as five years with the U.S. Geological Survey as a hydrologic technician and hydrologist starting when he began his master’s degree.

Mr. Marshall has been with the District since 1988 where he has been involved in a wide range of water quality and engineering projects.  He started as Western Division Water Quality Manager for the District.  As Engineering Services Director, his current role, his responsibilities include management of the District’s water resources, including flood control and raw water supply.  He also oversees major maintenance and capitol improvement projects.Mr. Marshall is currently part of the integrated pipeline team, a joint effort of TRWD and Dallas to build a 149 mile, $2.3 billion dollar transmission pipeline.


Technical Tour

12:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Being Green: Hydro-generation Plant Construction and Use of Controlled Low Strength Material

The Tarrant Regional Water District has an existing discharge outlet which burns approximately 200 feet of head. In an effort to recapture the energy expended, the District is currently under construction for a hydro-genation plant, which is seen to be “green” energy. The project cost is approximately $6 million dollars. The tour will include a visit to the Arlington Outlet to view the turbine and construction of the hydro-genation plant. In addition, the pipeline, referenced as Line J, Section 1, directly feeds the hydro-genation plant and is also under construction. The project consists of 2 miles of 108-inch steel pipe and will be installed with Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM). Furthermore, the project is supplied by four different pipe manufacturers with four different coating systems.

For detailed schedule, click on the Technical Tour Page.

Ticket purchase is required. This is not included in the registration package. Space is limited, so sign up now to ensure your participation in this enlightening event.

Registration fee: EB $55; ADV $60; ONS $65

Tour Sponsored byCH2MHILL Photo


Golf Tournament

12:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Golf Outing at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek, Fort Worth


The Golf Club at Fossil Creek Photo

Join us for an afternoon round of Golf at the best public golf course in Texas


There is no better way to conclude your conference experience than with a memorable round of golf. Come and meander with your friends and colleagues through 1150 acres of natural Texas terrain at the Southwest’s most exclusive public course, located just minutes north of downtown Fort Worth.

The Golf Club at Fossil Creek, an exclusive par 72 public course, is designed by America’s foremost golf legend, Arnold Palmer. Fossil Creek will challenge golfers of every ability as the way golf was meant to be. Gorgeous rolling fairways and 18 testing holes all intertwined throughout streams created by Fossil Creek. Surrounded by rocky-ledged creeks and crystal lakes, gently contoured bluffs and massive trees, each of the 18 holes at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek issues the premier challenge to experienced and beginning golfers alike.

The tournament concludes with an awards ceremony. For details on the club, visit www.thegolfclubatfossilcreek.com

Proper golf attire required: No denim. Wear a collared shirt with sleeves, and either soft spike or tennis shoes. Golf clubs are available for rent at the player’s expense and must be reserved in advance. Bus transportation to and from the Worthington Renaissance hotel will be provided. Bus will start loading attendees at 12:00 p.m. in front of the hotel lobby.

Tentative Golf Outing Schedule

12:00 p.m. Bus starts loading attendees
12:15 p.m. Bus leaves the Worthington Renaissance Hotel
12:45 p.m. Bus arrives at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek
1:00 p.m. Check in, rent golf equipment if necessary, and review the course rules
1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tournament play
5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Awards and reception at the 18th hole
6:40 p.m. Bus leaves the Golf Club at Fossil Creek
7:00 p.m. Bus arrives at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel

Ticket purchase is required. This is not included in the registration package and availability is limited so register early for this unique experience.

Registration fee: EB/ADV $75; ONS $125

Golf outing sponsored byLAN