MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - CSA Standards, a leading
standards-based solutions organization, and the National Association of
Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO, Inc.) today announced the availability
of the Pipeline Assessment Certification Program Version 6.0 (PACP®) in Canada. This new certification program provides pipeline
professionals in Canada and the United States with the necessary
knowledge and information to visually evaluate sewer pipe conditions
and manage TV inspections required for assessing trenchless projects
before they begin. This will help to ensure positive underground
pipeline repair and rehabilitation results.
This new edition includes the CSA Plus 4012-10 Technical Guide Visual Inspection of Sewer Pipe, which provides a "top-down" approach to help Canadian communities and
utilities make decisions about their infrastructure.
"CSA Standards welcomes the opportunity to work with NASSCO to help
Canadian pipeline professionals accurately assess infrastructure assets
using standard tools and methodology common across Canada and the
U.S.," says Bonnie Rose, president, CSA Standards. "By recognizing the
critical needs associated with aging and climate-vulnerable
infrastructure, this certification program will help determine sewer
pipe conditions within a utility, and compare sewer pipe conditions at
different points in time and for different utilities."
"The need for condition assessment in the trenchless industry is
growing," explains Ted DeBoda, NASSCO's executive director.
"Initiatives such as ASCE's Infrastructure Report Card, the EPA's Gap
Analysis Report and other congressional and private interest data
demonstrate that the demand for standards is increasing not only in the
United States, but throughout North America and around the world. We
are pleased that CSA Standards has helped to identify this need and has
assisted NASSCO in establishing guidance for pipeline assessment across
The expansion of PACP into Canada began in 2009 in Quebec. The Centre
for Expertise and Research on Infrastructures in Urban Areas (CERIU)
worked closely with NASSCO to establish a French version of PACP as a
standard and uniform protocol for sewer condition evaluation. CSA
Standards is working to help bring the PACP and the technical guidance
of CSA Plus 4012 to the rest of Canada.
For a schedule of upcoming PACP classes, please visit www.nassco.org. To learn more about CSA's Canadian PACP offering, including a list of
qualified instructors, please visit www.csa.ca/infrastructure.
About CSA Standards
CSA Standards is a leading standards-based solutions organization
serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in
North America and the global marketplace. Focusing on standards and
codes development, application products, training, advisory and
personnel certification services, the organization aims to enhance
public safety, improve quality of life, preserve the environment and
facilitate trade. CSA Standards is a division of CSA Group, which also
consists of CSA International, which provides testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of
other products; and OnSpeX, a provider of consumer product evaluation,
inspection and advisory services for retailers and manufacturers. For
more information visit www.csa.ca
About NASSCO, Inc.
NASSCO, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, is
dedicated to setting industry standards for the rehabilitation of
underground utilities through training, education and
networking. Established more than thirty years ago as a not-for-profit
trade association, NASSCO represents contractors, manufacturers,
suppliers, engineers and municipal workers involved in the trenchless
industry. For more information, please visit www.nassco.org or call (410) 486-3500.
SOURCE CSA Standards
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(For questions or additional information contact Sheila Joy firstname.lastname@example.org 703.862.7217 or Marco Ouji atMarco.Ouji@csagroup.orgor 416.747.2615).