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Attendees must be registered for these specific Workshops to attend.

8:30 AM
Competent Person Training – TrenchSafety

8:30 AM
Utility Locator Training – Bob Nighswonger, Utility Training Academy

1:00 PM
Damage Investigation Training – Roger Cox, ACTS Now Inc.

 

 7:30 AM
Welcome to the Summit

7:45 AM
CGA Update and latest DIRT Report findings – Khrysanne Kerr, CGA

8:30 AM
Tennessee 811 Update & Annual Meeting – Bill Turner, Tennessee811

10:00 AM
Managing your workload every day – John Christiansen, KorTerra

10:00 AM
An Explosive Look at Cross Bores Through Sewers – David Hamberlin, TREKK Design Group, LLC

11:00 AM
Benefits of being a member of Tennessee811 – Craig Ingram, TN811

11:00 AM
Reducing Emergency Locates – Jeff Elrod, Hixson Utilities

12:00 PM
Lunch Buffet

1:30 PM
Networking with Exhibitors, indoor & outdoor demos

2:30 PM
Highlighting Excavation Hazards – Kim Enoch, AGC

2:30 PM
What you’ve always wanted to ask AT&T – Craig Jensen, AT&T Claims

3:30 PM
2018 Legislative update / Enforcement / Violator Training – Craig Ingram & Bill Turner, TN811

4:30 PM
Summit Reception w/door prizes

8:00 AM

What keeps a locator from being on time? – Dywane Griner, USIC

8:00 AM
Is a DPC or a UCC right for your area? – Jason Fryer & Kathy Quartermaine, TN811

9:00 AM
Investigative Photography – Roger Cox, ACTS Now Inc.

9:00 AM
Locating 101 – Matt Manning, Vivax-Metrotech

10:00 AM
Excavator Roundtable: Hot Topics for Today’s Utility Contractor(s) and Stakeholders – Andrew Bock, Triunity Engineering & Management

10:00 AM
Utilitizing HDD for maximum profit and minimum damages – Matt Mingus, Team Construction

11:00 AM
What matters at the end of the day – Vic Weston, Tri-State Boring

 

An Explosive Look at Cross Bores Through Sewers – David Hamberlin, TREKK Design Group, LLC
This session will inform and educate attendees of the concern for cross bores through sanitary sewer pipes and the potential hazard created. This presentation will also present cross bore findings from sewer investigation projects along with a brief overview of the impact trenchless technologies are having on the sewer industry.

CGA Update and latest DIRT Report findings – Khrysanne Kerr, CGA
Learn how key CGA damage prevention initiatives assist stakeholders in keeping America safe and connected. Khrysanne will also give an overview of the latest D.I.R.T. report.

Investigative Photography – Roger Cox, ACTS Now Inc.
You already know that proper documentation when damages occur is a critical component in protecting your company.  Did you know that not just any picture is good enough to help your case?  Attend this session and learn that the secret to winning is not necessarily just taking a picture, but it very well could be by taking a useful picture.

Is a DPC or UCC right for your area? – Jason Fryer & Kathy Quartermaine, Tennessee 811
No one has time for a meeting that has no purpose. This session is for anyone who has a need to connect with other stakeholders to protect your underground utility. When do you find out about projects blowing through your area? How do you get contact information? What is the best way to address these issues? One size may not fit all.

Legislative update/Enforcement/Violator Training – Bill Turner & Craig Ingram, Tennessee 811
You will want to attend this session. You will learn about the new upcoming changes to the law and an overview of the latest Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) audit, especially as it emphasizes what needs to be done at the state level as it relates to enforcement. Also, an overview of the current enforcement efforts and violator training.

Locating 101 – Matt Manning, Vivax-Metrotech
Locating is more art than science? There’s definitely an art to it, but science is what the pendulum of art is attached to. Attend this session to learn the basics and beyond of locating underground facilities.

Managing your workload every day – John Christiansen, KorTerra
TN811 and KorTerra have teamed up to provide ticket management software at no cost to its members. Attend this session to discover how your company can benefit from this offer and learn how to use the software.

Tennessee 811 Member Benefits – Craig Ingram, Tennessee 811
Tennessee 811 provides a host of member benefits. Some you may know about and use. Some you may know about and don’t know how to use. And then there are many benefits you haven’t yet heard about. Attend this session to learn how to take advantage of the complete experience of membership in Tennessee 811.

Tennessee 811 Update & Annual Meeting – Bill Turner, Tennessee 811
This session is TN811’s annual meeting and includes a general overview of programs for 2017. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this session.

Utilizing HDD for maximum profit and minimum damages – Matt Mingus, Team Construction
Directional drilling is here to stay for the unforeseen future. Attend this session to learn from a contractor whose company has seen the good, the bad and the ugly with HDD and is willing to share the lessons learned.

What keeps a locator from being on time? – Dywane Griner, USIC
There is much concern about the timeliness of locates especially with the workloads we are all faced with. Attend this session and learn some of the reasons why they don’t always show up on time. Some of it may surprise you and perhaps there are some things we all can do to help the locator get to the jobsite on time next time.

What matters at the end of the day – Vic Weston, Tri-State Boring
At the end of the day and long after you’ve forgotten how much work you’ve accomplished, you will always remember that every person on the crew made it home safely to their families. Attend this session and be reminded of what is really important on and off the job.

What you’ve always wanted to ask AT&T – Craig Jensen, AT&T Claims
Attend this session to learn what to do when AT&T lines haven’t been located yet and you are ready to dig. Why did I get this invoice? Who can I call to get this service line buried? I’ve got a problem with AT&T out in the field and can’t get hold of anybody that will call me back, now what?

 

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