Underground Construction Webinars

Engineer, Owner, Contractor –
Know Your Role to Optimize Manhole Rehabilitation

Wed., July 27, 2016 
2:00 – 3:00 EST


This webinar is open to all and free of charge 


Robert Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief, Underground Construction MagazineModerated by Robert Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief, Underground Construction magazine
Every manhole has a unique personality. Traits include defects, decay, construction materials, and age. Manhole structures battle environmental influences—fluctuating groundwater table, hydrostatic pressures, PH factors, and H2S corrosion. To combat these conditions, control I&I, and restore integrity, the engineer, owner and contractor have defined roles and responsibilities. Efficiency and effectiveness matter. Know your role. Know the issues. Learn the whys. And plan manhole and wet well rehab for the long run. This one-hour, online-learning event promises clarity from multiple perspectives: engineering, contracting and technology experts.


John Nelson
Vice President
Visu-Sewer Inc.John Nelson has over 25 years’ experience in the trenchless industry. He attended the Ohio State University, and is well versed in system inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation techniques. Currently, John is Vice President at Visu-Sewer Inc, where he is responsible for field operations throughout the Midwest region. He is active in various regional and national trade organizations and lives in Racine, WI.


John Wellenberger
Project Engineer
The Strong Company, Inc.John Wellenberger is a Project Engineer with The Strong Company, Inc. located in Pine Bluff AR. A Pine Bluff native, John is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a BS in Civil Engineering. John fills many positions with Strong, including Project Engineer, Quality Control Manager, and Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager. In addition to his duties with The Strong Company, Inc., John serves as a U.S. Army Reservist for the 364th Engineering Platoon located at the Pine Bluff Arsenal.


Kathy Romans
Regional Sales Manager –South
Raven LiningKathy Romans has worked in the wastewater rehabilitation industry for more than 15 years with technologies that include coatings, flow measurement and infiltration control using chemical grouts and mechanical seals. She is an active volunteer and participant in industry organizations currently serving on the WEAT Collection Systems Committee and the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) where she was a member of the Board of Directors and is a Past President. Kathy attended the University of Houston where she studied Chemistry and Psychology.


Charlie Lerman
Field Service Manager
Avanti InternationalCharlie Lerman is the Field Services Manager at Avanti International. He has been involved in a wide variety of grouting jobs from dams to tunneling, municipal to sewer system work, residential, commercial, and industrial. Prior to joining the Avanti team, Charlie was with the Navy in the submarine and recruiting services. He has 15 years of construction experience – he was with a restoration contractor for six of the fifteen years and earned his bachelor degree in Business Management during that time.


Ed Kampbell, P.E
Rehabilitation Resource Solutions, LLCEd Kampbell – President of Rehabilitation Resource Solutions, LLC – is a technical specialist consultant to the buried structures industry with 38 years of experience – the bulk of which has been in the design and installation of buried pipeline systems covering applications in over 42 countries. Mr. Kampbell’s work expertise includes the engineering design of the renewal pipeline system, development of the proper installation process to suit a wide variety of applications and environments, and raw materials design, selection and handling.