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Nov 6 - Nov 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Person

Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure

Offered in partnership with the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (www.catt.cat), in this hands-on course you will learn the fundamentals of asset management with particular emphasis on buried infrastructure (water and wastewater pipelines). The course incorporates real data and exercises to provide in‐depth knowledge of the essential processes and techniques required to establish an effective asset management program for water and wastewater utilities. 

Course Content

  • Asset management frameworks and standards/specifications, such as ISO 55000, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) guidelines; History and development of asset management practices
  • Asset management legislative requirements (Bill 6, Building Together, ON Reg. 588/17)
  • Asset management readiness assessment tools (FCM, AssetSMART, etc.)
  • Water and wastewater networks asset inventory; Asset attributes and data requirements; Data gaps; Pipe materials for gravity and pressure applications
  • Asset valuation methods; PSAB 3150 tangible capital asset reporting requirements
  • Condition assessment techniques for water and wastewater pipelines
  • Wastewater pipeline defect coding and condition grading using WRc and PACP protocols
  • Water pipeline defect coding and condition grading
  • Risk-based asset prioritization, and rehabilitation and replacement decision-making
  • Pipeline rehabilitation and replacement technologies for water and wastewater systems
  • Life-cycle cost analysis and development of capital investment plans
  • Alternative financing strategies to support and implement a sustainable asset management plan
  • New developments in water and wastewater network asset management

Who Should Attend

Consultants, infrastructure professionals and managers with responsibility for the management of municipal water and/or wastewater systems.


This course is recognized by:

The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.0 Continuing Education Units to this course.


Rizwan Younis, PhD, P.Eng.

Rizwan Younis is the founder of Building Better Infrastructure and Trenchless Institute. Previously, Dr. Younis served as Technical Director at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies and managed the largest trenchless technology professional education and training program in Canada. 

Dr. Younis has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure management, pipeline condition assessment, pilot projects with new technologies, infrastructure finance, and trenchless rehabilitation and installation of underground pipelines.

Before joining academia, Dr. Younis worked as a consultant on the design and construction of large-scale civil infrastructure projects in the water and highway sectors. Furthermore, he has extensive knowledge and experience in developing tender documents and carrying out bid evaluations and contract awards for World Bank and Asian Development Bank-sponsored traditional and collaborative infrastructure development projects. 

Dr. Younis graduated with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and a BMath Honours (Systems Management) from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.


Centre for Health and Safety Innovation | 5110 Creekbank Rd., Mississauga, ON


November 6, 2023 - Nov 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm