News Feed Item
UK Society for Trenchless Technologies (UKSTT) Awards ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ to Liam MacFarlane of Wessex Water Services Limited
|By Business Wire
|June 23, 2014 06:01 AM EDT
Electro Scan Inc. today announced that Mr. Liam MacFarlane, Critical
Sewers Engineer, Wessex Engineering and Construction Services (WECS),
Wessex Water’s in-house construction arm, was selected as the ‘Young
Engineer of the Year’ award recipient presented by the UK Society for
Trenchless Technologies (UKSTT). The award was based on Liam
MacFarlane’s technical paper ‘Holistic
Approach to Infiltration and Inflow Exclusion’ highlighting an
Electro Scan project.
Liam MacFarlane, Wessex Water Services Limited, 2014 UK Society for Trenchless Technology 'Young Engineer' Award Recipient (Photo: Business Wire)
The prestigious award was presented at UKSTT’s 20th Annual
Dinner & Awards Ceremony held in Birmingham, England in May 2014.
The ‘Young Engineer’ award is presented to the engineer -- under 30
years of age -- who best demonstrates their contribution to the field of
Trenchless Technology based on evidence of an understanding of
Trenchless Technology, the individual’s contribution made, the
quality of submission, and the candidate’s vision for the future
of trenchless technology.
“I am proud to be selected for this distinguished award,” states Liam
MacFarlane, Critical Sewers Engineer. “I could not have achieved this
honor without the help of the team at Wessex Water and Julian Britton,
Liam MacFarlane joined Wessex Water in 2008 in the WECS trainee
development programme, providing invaluable experience in all phase of
project delivery, including optioneering, design, construction,
commissioning, and handover. In 2010, Mr. MacFarlane was appointed
Critical Sewers Engineer at Wessex Water, responsible for the project
management and delivery of sewer renovation projects that specialize in
trenchless installations. Mr. MacFarlane earned his Bachelor of Science
(BSc) degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the West
England in 2013.
“My involvement with Electro Scan started in 2013 with several
kilometers of surveys in the Southwest of England,” stated Liam
MacFarlane. “We robustly trialed the Electro Scan technology identifying
several improvements to the hardware and working closely with Electro
Scan’s onsite team.”
Continued Liam MacFarlane, “Electro Scan was very successful in Mark,
Somerset, England where forty-three (43) sewers were identified as the
most critical assets with an infiltration rate of 12 litres per second
(190.2 gallons per minute) or 1000m3 litres per day (273,900
gallons per day), costing the company over £120,000 ($180,000) per annum
in operational expenditure.”
“With the UK’s Environmental Agency expectation to have every £1 cost
of flood defense expenditure deliver £8 of benefit, all capital
expenditures must bring best value,” stated Mr. MacFarlane. “As seen in
our Somerset trials during the recent winter flooding, we were able to
document the comparative cost/benefit. Prior to using Electro Scan we
didn’t have the analytical tools to effectively use epoxy sealed CIPP,
as CCTV surveys were inconclusive. With Electro Scan, I can now
demonstrate to my clients a conservative cost/benefit of at least
£10-15; especially in geological areas where groundwater-induced
hydraulic lithology threatens the stability of adjacent buildings.”
“We are honored to play a small part in Liam MacFarlane’s success,”
commented Chuck Hansen, Chairman, Electro Scan. “We look forward to
watching Mr. MacFarlane’s leadership in using technology to accelerate
the pace of change in the field of civil engineering.”
During the last seven years, Wessex Water Services Limited has seen four
of its engineers win the UKSTT’s prestigious Young Engineer award. In
addition to Liam MacFarlane’s selection this year, previous Wessex Water
award recipients included Alex Aulds (2012), Leanne Ford (2010), and
James Kitching (2008).
About Wessex Water Services Limited
Water Services Limited (“Wessex Water”) treats 475 million litres a
day (125 MGD) of sewage from 2.7 million customers, managing more than
30,000 km (18,641 miles) of sewer, 405 sewage treatment works, 1,003
combined sewer overflows, and 1,515 pumping stations. Wessex Water also
supplies 284 million litres of water a day (75 MGD) to 1.3 million
people through a network of 110 water treatment works and 11,500 km
(7,146 miles) of water main. In May 2002, Wessex Water was acquired by YTL
Power International of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
About Electro Scan
Scan Inc. is a global leader in delivering pipeline defect detection
instrumentation, in addition to mobile & cloud computing applications
that meet the technological needs of leading sewer and water utilities,
worldwide. Its products represent game-changing technology that
precisely locates and measures (i.e. GPM, LPS) defect flows in pipes and
certifies post-rehabilitation pipe renewals. Electro Scan finds defects
most often missed by legacy inspection techniques, often re-prioritizing
capital and operating expenditures. Privately-held, the company’s
headquarters are located in Sacramento, California, USA, with its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Electro Scan (Europe) Limited, located in
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20140623005451/en/
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years?
This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Aug. 30, 2016 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,851
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Aug. 30, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,223
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things.
And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Aug. 30, 2016 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,043
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement.
In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Aug. 30, 2016 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 395
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them?
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.
Aug. 30, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,319
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Aug. 30, 2016 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,933
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Aug. 30, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,664
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Aug. 29, 2016 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,487
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Aug. 29, 2016 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,440
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage.
Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Aug. 29, 2016 08:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,872
SYS-CON Events announced today that StarNet Communications will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
StarNet Communications’ FastX is the industry first cloud-based remote X Windows emulator. Using standard Web browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) users from around the world gain highly secure access to applications and data hosted on Linux-based servers in a central data center. ...
Aug. 29, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 918
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Aug. 29, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,980
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data.
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Aug. 29, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 847
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH.
Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...
Aug. 29, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 800
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls?
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
Aug. 29, 2016 06:15 PM EDT Reads: 341