Rejuvenate your work, your process, and your asset management skillset. DUC is the perfect blend of training and inspiration, practical knowledge, and international asset management best practice.

A week at the Deighton User Conference (DUC) includes training, case studies, key note presentations, events, inspiration, and fun — No matter what the role or the industry, everyone is focused on building great experiences. This shared energy and passion sparks new ideas, drives new partnerships, and breaks new ground every year.



Date: TBD
Venue: New venue for 2019!
Cost: TBD

10 Reasons to Attend DUC

1. Customized Training - dTIMS self-paced training modules are dedicated to enhancing your dTIMS knowledge no matter what your level of expertise. Follow a customized track designed for: beginners, intermediate, or advanced dTIMS users.

2. Case Studies - See how other agencies are using dTIMS. Discover alternative ways of thinking about your projects.

3. MUNI Day - Municipalities face unique asset management challenges. This birds-of-a-feather workshop explores these challenges.

4. Networking - In the halls during breaks or at the after-hours events, there is always time to network with fellow asset management professionals.

5. Sneak Peeks - Deighton Sneak Peeks aren't presented anywhere else! Get an inside look at what you can expect from Deighton next year and beyond.

6. After Hours Events - The reward after a busy day at DUC is relaxing by the lake and enjoying dinner and activities with all of the Deighton staff. Don't miss our traditional casino night and silent auction!

7. International Perspective - Exchange ideas and build one-on-one relationships with asset management professionals from around the world: North America, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia to name a few.

8. Practical Knowledge - Applying the knowledge gained through training is essential to retain what you learn. Our presentations will help you connect the dots.

9. My dTIMS - Get one-on-one help with your dTIMS setup. These sessions are 45 minutes with a member of our Implementation team. Use the time to get advice, or troubleshoot issues you may have.

10. Keynote Presentations - Each year we assemble keynotes from international industry experts.



Deighton has negotiated a block of rooms at the Marriott Residence Inn at the rate of $131.00 per night. The hotel is a 10 minute shuttle ride to Durham College. Please reserve your room prior to June 15, as we can't guarantee this price after that date.


5 Days of Training and Inspiration!


Monday July 9

* 2018 Agenda Shown

8:00 - 8:30am - Registration
8:30 - 9:15am - Welcome, Introductions (Vicki Deighton)
9:15 - 10:00am - Closing the Loop (Deighton Team)
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 12:00pm - Closing the Loop (Deighton Team)
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 1:45pm - The Kiwi Journey (Gordon Hart, IDS New Zealand)
1:45 - 3:00pm - Project ISABELA (Dr. Alfred Weninger-Vycudil, Deighton)    
3:00 - 3:15pm
- Break
3:15 - 3:45pm - Integrating dTIMS with Esri R&H (Gary Ruck P. Eng. & Bruce Brown, Deighton)
6:00pm - Welcome Reception Dinner (Port of Whitby)


Tuesday July 10

8:30 - 12:00pm - dTIMS Training @ Durham College Lab

•    Deighton Training Introduction
•    Using a Map
•    Create a New Table
•    Import Data
•    Ancillary Treatments 

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 1:40pm - Implementing dTIMS at the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
                           (Jeff Zavitski, Deighton & Ernay Robinson, GDOT & David Ward, ARCADIS)
1:40 - 2:20pm - dTIMS Experience in the UK (Jonathan Gamble, Atkins)
2:20 - 3:00pm - A Simplified Modelling Approach for Local Governments in Australia (Paul O'Docherty, Deighton)
3:00 - 3:15pm - Break
3:15 - 3:45pm - The Evolution of dTIMS at Saskatchewan Highways (Gary Ruck P. Eng. PMP, Deighton)
3:45 - 4:30pm - Augmented Reality in dTIMS Mobile (Rob Piane P. Eng., Deighton)
6:00pm - Dinner (Port of Whitby)


Wednesday, July 11

8:00am - 12:00pm | Birds of a Feather Workshops

1.    MUNI Workshop
2.    dTIMS Implementation Workshop
3.    Distributors & Consultants Workshop

12:00 - 1:00pm | Lunch
1:00 - 4:30pm | Special Interest Group Meetings


Thursday, July 12

8:30 - 12:00pm

1. dTIMS Training @ Durham College Lab
           • Cross Tab Transformations
           • Lookup Tables
           • Yearly Updates
           • Troubleshooting an Analysis 

2. dTIMS Modelling Workshop
  • Build an investment business case using modelling outputs

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00 - 1:30pm - Houston we have a Moo-Sive Problem - Planning following the Kaikoura Earthquake
                           (Gordon Hart, IDS Limited)
1:30 - 2:00pm - The dTIMS African Journey (Marilise Van Wyngaardt BEng., Aurecon)
2:00 - 2:30pm - Managing Electromechanical Equipment in Tunnels in dTIMS
                          (Dr. Alfred Weninger-Vycudil, Deighton)
2:30 - 3:00pm - Risk Based Bridge Analysis for the City of Brampton (Jeff Zavitski, Deighton)
3:00 - 3:15pm - Break
3:15 - 4:30pm - Presenting the Results of the dTIMS Modelling Workshop (Dr. Alfred Weninger-Vycudil, Deighton)
6:00pm - Dinner & Casino Night - Heydenshore Pavilion


Friday, July 13

9:00 - 9:45am | Inside Deighton

  • TAB Update
  • Product Enhancements

9:45 - 10:30am | dTIMS Cup
10:30 - 11:00am | Conference closing slideshow and notes