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TX-Riser Access and Safety - Claude Goguen P.E.

Access to onsite wastewater treatment tanks is important for proper maintenance and inspections. This access is often times brought to grade for ease of maintenance; however, this exposure also increases the risk for accidental entry. Far too many faces of young children have appeared on news stories detailing horrific accidents. Adults and pets are also at risk of falling through a cover that fails or is dislodged. Other than tragic loss of life or severe injury, these occurrences also usually result in lawsuits with manufacturers, installers, inspectors, designers, and maintenance providers named as defendants. Everyone has a role to play in preventing these tragedies. This session will focus on the options that exist to help prevent these tragedies.

Director of Technical Services & Sustainability, National Precast Concrete Association Provide responses to technical inquiries from specifiers, and assist members and specifiers with technical issues and interpretation of codes, standards and practices. Write and provide technical review of many articles for national and international publications. Teach classes and present on the topics of concrete design, precast concrete structure installation, sustainability and other topics at conferences and universities throughout North America. Represent the industry in the national arena of regulatory agencies (ACI, ICC, ASTM, FHWA, AASHTO etc.) and serve on standard writing committees. Certifications: Professional Engineers License # PE10403838 – Indiana. LEED Accredited Professional – Building Design and Construction. ACI – Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I. Affiliations: Member, American Concrete Institute – Committee 130, 301. Member, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) C13.03 – Determining the Effects of Biogenic Sulfuric Acid on Concrete Pipe and Structures.