Pipeline Design, Condition Assessment & Rehabilitation
Over the last two decades, LAN has designed more than 700 miles of urban and rural large diameter water pipelines ranging up to 144-inches in diameter. Our team can readily identify and implement the best solutions using the latest technologies and innovations to solve pipeline issues. We are well-versed with the use of PCCP, ductile iron, carbon steel, stainless steel, HDPE, PVC and fiberglass pipe materials, and understand pipelines from the manufacturing process through design, installation, and operation. LAN is one of the few consulting firms that performs detailed structural design of piping materials as opposed to just writing a performance specification. We have provided custom designed fittings for our clients up to 168-inches in diameter. Our team members can provide piping designs in accordance with AWWA or ASME criteria.
Pipelines experience extensive wear and tear due to age and improper installation. Assessing their condition is critical to estimating their remaining useful life and cost efficiency. LAN’s “Condition Assessment Plus” is a proactive approach to evaluate the structural integrity of pipelines before failures occur. In addition to the initial condition assessment activities, LAN evaluates system operational characteristics, supports the development of capital improvement projects, identifies future monitoring/assessment requirements, and prioritizes rehabilitation or replacement recommendations.
Recent technological advancements provide opportunities to extend the service life of pipelines with rehabilitation at a fraction of the cost of system replacement. We have evaluated and designed the rehabilitation of more than 1 million linear feet of various water, wastewater, and stormwater pipeline ranging up to 114-inches in diameter. Our experience and knowledge of rehabilitation technologies allows us customize the most appropriate rehabilitation method based on economics, functionality, and public impact.
Pipeline Design, Assessment & Rehab Leadership
Over the course of his 35+ year career with pipe manufacturers and consultants, Bob Card has designed more than 2,000 individual pipeline projects using a variety of pipe materials up to 198-inches in diameter. He is a design expert with many types of pipe, including concrete pressure, steel, reinforced concrete, stainless steel, ductile iron, fiberglass reinforced plastic, and high-density polyethylene. His pipeline design includes work in more than 35 states, and six foreign countries. Bob is also an accomplished project manager and technical reviewer. Bob is active in various professional associations, writing specifications and codes for AWWA, ASCE, and ASTM.
As Chief Technical Officer, Warren Green serves as the technical liaison across all of the firm’s business groups, assists with staffing plans to assure project quality, develops and oversees technical presentations and publications, as well as assisting with defining and implementing technical training.
Green brings 38 years of experience in the engineering management and supervision of complex drinking water supply and treatment projects, totaling more than $1 billion. Since joining LAN in 2008 as the director of its Midwest region, Green has rapidly expanded the firm’s water supply and transmission services.
Green serves on a number of nationally-renowned committees such as chair of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Stainless Steel Pipe Standards Committee and co-chair of the AWWA Steep Water Pipe Manufactures Technical Advisory Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.
Mackrena Ramos joined LAN in 1999 and has 18 years of engineering experience in large diameter water main design including management of the Surface Water Transmission Program. The City of Houston’s Surface Water Transmission Program (SWTP) was established in 1985 and includes more than 300 miles of pipelines with a construction cost of over $400M.
Mackrena is the SWTP Assistant Program Manager and is responsible for meeting Program budgets and deadlines as well as tracking performance measures. She supervises the work of design consultants, professional and technical personnel, the review and approval of designs and related construction changes, and is the liaison with the client. Projects and services provided in the Program include trenchless design such as tunneling, horizontal directional drilling, and slip lining; corrosion design and commissioning; hydraulic and transient analysis; construction phase services; and condition assessment of the existing water system. Her primary focus also includes capital improvement planning, design quality, cost reduction reviews, and optimal phasing of improvements for the Program.
Justin Reeves joined LAN in 2003 and has experience delivering various infrastructure improvements across the state of Texas, including pedestrian improvements, roadway and grading design, and water and wastewater facilities, with most of his expertise in pipeline systems. He has successfully led condition assessment and rehabilitation efforts for various sanitary sewer systems ranging from 8 to 84-inches in diameter and using several trenchless rehabilitation technologies. His water experience includes planning, modeling, condition assessment, program management, and utility design for systems up to 108-inches in diameter.
Kelly Shipley is project manager for sanitary sewer and lift station evaluations and rehabilitation, program management, force main design, civil site design, preparation of plans and specifications, bid package preparation, and construction administration. As Program Manager for Clear Lake City Water Authority’s Sanitary Sewer Evaluation & Rehabilitation Program, Kelly is overseeing the rehabilitation of the existing wastewater collection system comprised of 28 lift stations, 6,000 manholes, and 1.1 million linear feet of sanitary sewer. She is certified through the National Association of Sewer Service Companies’ (NASSCO) Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP).
Eddie Streich has 10 years of diverse design, construction management, and inspection experience as it relates to land and site development. He has been responsible for a $24 million mall redevelopment, museum campus improvements, and single-family, industrial, and commercial developments. Eddie is well-versed in the design and construction administration of various infrastructure, including water and wastewater facilities, drainage detention systems, and sanitary sewer; as well as preliminary engineering studies and bond issues.