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NASSCO slates PACP, MACP training at UCT.

A special two-day, training and certification program for pipeline inspection and assessment will be held in conjunction with UCT on Jan. 31 --Feb. 1. The Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program (PACP) is a joint effort be tween NASSCO and the Water Research Center (WRc).

This program will provide two days of comprehensive training resulting in certification. Being administered by NASSCO, the program will demonstrate to municipalities, engineers and contractors the benefits and impact of PACE which provides standardization for the inspection industry. The reliability of a sewer collection system to convey wastewater depends on the structural condition of the sewer pipe. The primary means wastewater professionals have of determining the condition of sewer pipe is by internal inspection using remotely controlled television cameras. However, no standards currently exist in the United States for the evaluation, coding and exchange of data for the inspection of wastewater collection sewers.

The training and certification of operators, technicians and engineers on understanding and implementing the PACP coding system is critical to the standardization process. The PACP will also provide standards for data exchange format, map symbology, and certification of TV inspection software.

In addition to the use of PACP codes, the course will provide a review of the history of defect coding and asset management worldwide, discussion of technical issues that affect the rate of pipeline deterioration, and instructions on implementation of the PACP sewer pipeline grading system.

All attendees to the PACP will also receive a complimentary pass to all UCT functions and activities. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up immediately as space is limited. Cost for this training and certification program is only $750. You can sign-up on the UCT registration page. For additional information, contact NASSCO at (410) 458-3500, fax (410) 486-6838 or e-mail:

Also, NASSCO will be holding a special half-day class on Wednesday, Jan. 30, for its Manhole Assessment & Certification Program. It is designed as the next step for those people who have completed PACP training. As many of the MACP codes and Header Fields are common to PACP, it is necessary that all MACP students first have PACP certification before attending this program.

This class will cover the MACP Header Sheet and point out the unique fields that apply to manholes and will instruct the students on the available options for completing those fields. The class will discuss and view each of the component parts of a manhole structure and the defects typically seen during inspections. At the end of class, a short open book test will be given to all students leading to MACP certification in addition to previously acquired PACP certification.

The MACP class is free with full conference UCT registration. Attendees also receive a complimentary pass to all UCT functions and activities. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up immediately as space is limited. Complete the registration form in the brochure or sign-up on the web at: For additional information about MACE contact NASSCO at (410) 486-3500, fax (410) 486-6838 or e-mail:
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Title Annotation:UCT SPECIAL PROGRAM: January 31 & February 1
Publication:Underground Construction
Date:Dec 1, 2007
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