Pipeline Management: Maintaining Collection Systems

Guided Boring Using Pilot Tubes: Variations of the Method and Case Studies

Wednesday, April 18
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Meeting Room 315, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Drinking Water: 1 Contact Hour

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Collection Systems

Insight on Trenchless Technology

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Advanced; extensive knowledge of subject matter / senior level staff


Veronica Alvarez

Consulting Engineer
Gladding Mcbean


Consulting Engineer, BS in Civil Engineering, CWEA SYP LABS chair and VP Socal state board, NASSCO operations and maintenance board. Greenbook committee. Enviornmental Engineer for the City of Los Angeles from 2013-2016 and consultant from 2009-2013


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Jeffrey J. Boschert

National Clay Pipe Institute


Jeff Boschert, P.E. is the President of the National Clay Pipe Institute (NCPI), a technical resource for sewer system managers and designers of gravity sanitary sewer lines. He holds a BSCE from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Jeff joined NCPI from Missouri DOT in 2004 to serve as the leader of NCPI’s trenchless initiatives and has become a leading expert in the field of pilot tube guided boring. In 2012 he took on the added responsibility of conducting research and educational outreach and is now actively working with municipalities as they rediscover the benefits of vitrified clay pipe. In addition to his work with MSTT, he represents the industry on multiple ASCE and ASTM committees. Jeff was one of the principal authors of the new ASCE/ UESI Manual of Practice (MOP No. 133) on Pilot Tube and Other Guided Boring Methods released in August 2017. As President of NCPI, Jeff recently completed a comprehensive update of the Vitrified Clay Pipe Engineering Manual and Installation/ Inspection Handbook.


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Shawn Nesgis

Wastewater Collections Supervisor
Union Sanitary District


Shawn Nesgis, Construction Superviser at Union Sanitary District. I have worked for Union Sanitary District for 22 years in the Wastewater Operations Department, Collection Services. My experience includes ten years of performing main line cleaning, CCTV inspections, and an assortment of construction related activities, with twelve additional years supervising the Maintenance and Televising Team and the Construction Team for the department.


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