Montara Force Main Condition Assessment Using Non-Destructive Technology- Live Webinar
Includes a Live Event on 10/21/2021 at 12:00 PM (PDT)
Force mains are critical to any wastewater conveyance system, but it can sometimes be difficult to assess their conditions due to the nature of underground and pressurized utilities. In this webinar, we will walk through the condition assessment process for a critical force main on the coast of California, from the initial site walk to the finish report. Two types of non-destructive technologies (NDT) will also be featured in this talk: a detached free-flowing acoustic sensor, and an electro-magnetic scanning device.
Attendees will learn about a utilities first-hand experience of deploying these two types of device, interpreting their results, and lessons learned from this effort.
Mr. Monahan offers over 32 years of project management and design experience in the water and wastewater industry. He has extensive experience managing pre-design and evaluation studies, infrastructure condition assessment and asset management programs, design of new and retrofit facilities, and construction management. He also managed final design for wastewater pump stations, force mains, and wastewater treatment process improvements. He is well-versed in both technical and financial aspects of a broad range of wastewater infrastructure projects from initial concept through construction and startup.
Weizhi Cheng, P.E. (Moderator)
Associate Civil Engineer/SYP Vice Chair
City of Burlingame
Highly driven by performance, quality and service, Weizhi Cheng, PE has six years of technical and project management experience in the field of water resources engineering. He demonstrated strong analytical skills in over 40 projects and has the ability to manage time and resources effectively. Weizhi has a strong background in water system planning, water/wastewater system design, pump station design, hydraulic modeling, pipeline design, stormwater management, asset management, water quality analysis, engineering services during construction and regulatory permitting and compliance. He possess excellent written and interpersonal skills, supported by 5 peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations and working collaboratively on a wide range of projects. Weizhi has both BS and ME degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Florida. He currently works for the City of Burlingame as an Associate Civil Engineer. Prior to working for the City, he also worked for CDM Smith in Jacksonville, Florida and SRT Consultants in San Francisco, CA. He is a very active member of WEF and CWEA, currently serving as the SYP Vice Chair for Northern California.