The 2018 ODPC addresses issues related to preventing damage to buried infrastructure. Drawing on the power of collaboration, education provided will focus on initiatives and progress across the Oceania region, along with collaborative approaches toward best practices from around the world. ODPC addresses the interests of all stakeholder groups active in the protection of the buried infrastructure and all disciplines within these groups.
The conference is packed with panel discussions, key note presentations, case studies and workshops. We have scheduled industry speciﬁc streams, which means you can easily tailor your days to attend the sessions that are of greatest relevance and interest to you.
Don’t miss the Plenary Sessions that will be taking place this year:
- Critical Learnings of Damage Prevention Legislation from Around the World
- C-Suite Panel: Taking National Damage Prevention into the Future
- National Infrastructure Damage & Injury Prevention Summit
ODPC will be featuring 27 Breakout Sessions, divided into three industry-specific streams, from which you can choose and make your own personalized schedule to best meet your needs. Additional information on all of the sessions coming soon!
|Stream 1: Damage Prevention (click for more info)||Stream 2: Dial Before You Dig (click for more info)||Stream 3: Utility Location (click for more info)|
|Accidental HDD Strikes on Buried Pipelines: How Big is the Issue and Can it be Prevented?||An Increasing Concern: Third-Party Interference Damage on Buried Pipelines - An European Case Study||Achieving Standardisation and Quality through an Integrated Utility Mapping and Workforce System
|Damage Investigation Best Practices||APA Way to Stop Damage to Its Assets||DBYD Locator Certification Program: Improving the Quality of Locates in Australia and New Zealand|
|Eﬀective Damage Prevention Education Programs from Around the World||DBYD’s Best Public Awareness Programs: Promoting Safe Excavation in Australia||Dealing with and locating Abandoned Facilities|
|The Focus is Always Safety:|
How Tandem & Telstra Partner and Collaborate on Rolling Out the Telstra Global HSE System
|Essential First Step in Enhanced Tree Protection for Local Government||Future of Utility Location|
|Gold Shovel Standard||IDR/SA Water Case Study||Global Locator Summit - Utility Location: A Career of Choice|
|Intelligent Machine Control||Melbourne University Research Project||How and Where to Use GPR to Improve Locates|
|Third Party Damage on Gas Distribution Networks in New Zealand||Successful Facilitation of Communication Between Damage Prevention Stakeholders||Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)|
|Safe 4 the Right Reasons||One Call from Around the World: How do We Compare?||Locating the Unlocatable: Deep Non-Conductive Assets|
|What Does CGA Do for the North American Damage Prevention Industry?||Tracking Damages: North America vs Australia – How Can We Improve||Upgrading AS5488 Through Correct Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)|
*Sessions may be subject to slight alteration should the need arise