Baltimore, Charm City, Crabtown. Whatever you call it, Baltimore, Md., is a unique destination, a mix of North and South, old and new. These days, Baltimore and its surrounding communities are on the fast track to address their sewer and water infrastructure, so it served as an ideal venue for the Trenchless Road Show.
The Trenchless Road Show, sponsored by Benjamin Media and Trenchless Technology magazine, is a two-day event that combines classroom instruction and live demonstrations with an exhibit hall. The Baltimore Road Show was held Nov. 12-13 at the Turf Valley Resort in the Baltimore suburb of Ellicott City, Md. It attracted more than 200 participants, including about 40 exhibitors.

The event kicked off with local speakers describing the challenges and solutions used to address water and wastewater needs in their area. Speakers included Bill Frankenfield, Chief of Baltimore County’s Bureau of Utilities; Mike Marsjanik, Program Manager – Consent Decree for EA Engineering, Science, & Technology, Inc.; Frank Soloducha of Greeley and Hansen, a consultant to the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority; Carlos Espinosa of KCI Technologies, program manager for the City of Baltimore; Bob Goodfellow, Black and Veatch, designer for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s Bi-County Water Tunnel; and Al Thompson, Cretex Specialty Products.

Other tracks included Pipeline Repair and Rehabilitation, New Installation, and Inspection and Data Management. The signature show combines classroom education covering a range of installation and repair methods for water and sewer systems, including the latest inspection, management and design issues. The outdoor demonstrations are also a hallmark of the Trenchless Road Show, where attendees can see first-hand how these money-saving, novel techniques work. The exhibits allow visitors to interact with vendors in a personal setting.

Next year will mark the 17th year of the Trenchless Road Show. Dates and locations will be announced soon. For more information on the show, please visit www.trenchlessroadshow.com. You can also call (330) 467-7588.

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