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Room: Capitol II

Pipeline Route Layout and Analysis Using mPathtm - (An integrated GIS/Access Data Base Evaluation Tool)

Pipeline route evaluations can be quite a challenging and frustrating process. The purpose is to select the most appropriate alignment for the given pipeline. This alignment can be through varied land uses, environmental features, and jurisdictional areas all having specific requirements and needs. The challenge is to adequately define the potential impacts for each alignment in a quantified and justifiable manner that is easy to use, yet allows the method to be adjusted to the local area.

Moderator:  Paul Schumi

Presenter(s):

Mark Nelson, PE - MWH Americas, Inc.



Ed Barnhurst, PE - MWH Americas, Inc.

Over the course of his career, Ed Barnhurst has worked for 3 different consulting firms and a State agency.  For the past several years, Ed has been serving as MWH’s Chief Pipeline Engineer for the United States. Ed has over 36 years of experience with extensive pipeline engineering and design experience in the civil/municipal area, with emphasis on transmission pipelines, water resources, water and wastewater pumping and conveyance, storm drainage, and transportation engineering. He has played key roles in project planning, pipeline alignment evaluations, reservoir siting studies, pumping capacity evaluations, preliminary and final design, and construction management for various projects throughout the U.S.

Ed Barnhurst is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Wyoming.  Ed is also an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In his spare time, Ed likes to work on restoring old cars and riding his motorcycle.


Kalonga Siamwiza - MWH Americas, Inc.