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2012 Ontario Water Works Conference
Valve Chambers: Innovation through Design Collaboration
Find out how collaborative design involving the Region of Peel, Ainley Group and Munro Ltd. resulted in a new valve chamber design that helped the municipality improve asset life at no additional cost.
Technical paper and presentation authors:
- Anthony Parente, P.Eng. Manager, Capital Works, Water Transmission and Distribution, Region of Peel
- Norm Sandberg, CETSenior Environmental Technologist, Ainley Group
- Benoit Tanguay, ing, P.Eng.Director, Engineering, Munro Ltd.
Anthony Parente, P.Eng.
A Ryerson University Civil Engineering (1992) graduate, Mr. Parente started his career as a consultant, working with CH2M Hill (former Gore & Storrie) and GTAGA, where he worked on the redevelopment of Pearson Airport. In 2001, Mr. Parente joined the Region of Peel as a project manager and in 2003 became Manager of Capital Works for the region’s Transmission and Distribution system. He now manages Peel’s construction of linear systems, pumping stations, reservoirs and generation facilities, as well as its linear condition assessment and rehabilitation program.
Norman Sandberg, CET
Mr. Sandberg graduated from the Resources Engineering Technology program at Georgian College in 1986, joining the Ainley Group soon afterwards and specializing in sewer/water system assessment/rehabilitation. Today, Mr. Sandberg is a member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) and the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA). He is also former President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Past-Chair of the Ontario Small Urban Municipalities (OSUM) and was a four-term town councillor in Collingwood, Ontario
Benoit Tanguay, ing, P.Eng.
Mr. Tanguay is an engineering graduate of Polytechnique Montréal (1987) and has been involved with underground piping for the last 22 years. He has worked on design and manufacturing of underground piping projects all over Canada and the USA for both municipal and industrial projects. Prior to his current role as Director of Engineering for Munro, Ltd, Mr. Tanguay was Vice-President of Hyprescon, where he worked for 16 years.