On behalf of the Pipelines 2013 Steering Committee, we would like to invite you to the beautiful city of Fort Worth, Texas, where one thing doesn't change - the friendly, helpful service that's the hallmark of true Texas hospitality! The Pipelines 2013 Conference will be held June 23-26, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, in Fort Worth’s renowned Cultural and entertainment district.
The theme of this year’s conference is Pipelines and Trenchless Construction and Renewals: A Global Perspective. The conference will create a forum for Utility and Pipeline Owners, Design and Consulting Engineers and Pipeline Experts from around the globe to gain valuable knowledge related to constructing, renewing, operating, managing and maintaining lifeline assets. We are confident this year’s conference will set a new record for participation.
Conference attendees will have a chance to attend the pre-conference workshops, technical sessions and visit over 50 exhibitors from the Industry leaders. The conference begins Saturday, June 22, with the Pipeline Research Needs Symposium (traditionally held every 6 years) and continues on Sunday, June 23, with three, full-day, pre-conference workshops covering Large-Diameter Water Transmission Pipelines, Seismic Design of Pipelines, and Design of Horizontal Directional Drilling Projects. On Sunday afternoon, June 23, there will also be an exceptional opportunity to participate in a Sporting Clay Tournament, and on Sunday evening, there will be a networking reception with friends and colleagues.
The conference program officially gets underway Monday morning, June 24, where attendees will have an opportunity to register for the conference, attend a Plenary Breakfast Session with keynote address from Frank Crumb, P.E., the Director of the City of Fort Worth Water Department. The Technical Tracks include Pipeline Infrastructure, Pipeline Planning and Design, Pipeline Safety, Risk Management, and Condition Assessment, Trenchless Installation of Pipelines and Pipeline Location and Installations. Those programs start Monday morning and continue through Tuesday, June 25. Also included in this year’s conference is a special program track on Oil and Gas Applications. Always an important segment of ASCE, the energy market renaissance is expected to continue well into the future. Attendees will have an opportunity to attend the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday with special entertainment along with the 2013 ASCE Award of Excellence and the distinguished Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award. On Tuesday evening, we’ve planned a networking night out at Fort Worth’s famous Billy Bob’s, the World’s Largest Honky Tonk!
Our technical presentations will end Wednesday morning, June 26, with a keynote presentation by Mr. David Marshall, P.E., Engineering Director of the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD). That afternoon, we have given conference attendees and their guests a choice to register for and attend either the Hydro-generation Plant & Pipeline Construction Tour at the TRWD new pump station construction or an afternoon Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Fossil Creek.
We are very excited to bring you this very timely and all important conference. We not only welcome you to attend, we also encourage you to bring along your guest(s) and children. Your guests and children will truly enjoy Fort Worth and many attractions in nearby areas, and unique shopping opportunities.
Top 5 Reasons to Attend:
This conference is an excellent opportunity to meet and hear leaders in the field of pipeline engineering.
Workshops, technical papers, and panel discussions will be organized to cover special topics and recent regulatory initiatives in the Water, Wastewater, and Oil and Gas industries. Topics will include: Pipeline Infrastructure, Sustainability Issues, Pipeline Safety, Risk Management and Condition Assessment, Planning and Design, Oil and Gas Applications (new for this year), Trenchless Technologies, and Operations & Maintenance.
Excellent venue to display and demonstrate your products and services to industry professionals, pipeline engineering community, and utility owners.
- Exceptional opportunity to hear about the major pipeline projects planned or currently underway.
Great summer "getaway" with lots of activities for you family. You'll enjoy an enormous range of experiences - from art to animals, from fashion to family fun. See priceless masterpieces in the world-renowned Cultural District. Explore the true American West in the Stockyards National Historic District. Shop and dine in the 35-block Sundance Square, voted one of the top downtown's in the nation. Catch a fabulous show at Bass Performance Hall. Stroll through the Museum of Living Art at the top-ranked Fort Worth Zoo. Or see life in the fast lane at Texas Motor Speedway.
See you in Fort Worth!
David Marshall, P.E., M.ASCE
Dr. Mohammad Najafi, P.E., F.ASCE
Dr. Baosong Ma
Conference Co-Chair & International Chair