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UCT is synonymous with quality education--we set the industry standards. Annually, UCT presents top-notch educational sessions taught by industry experts so that you, the attendee, will be able to implement what you've learned as soon as you return to your job. The 2009 program features new tutorials, engaging panel discussions, interactive presentations, detailed case histories and a whole lot more. And, you'll earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in conjunction with the University of Texas at Arlington.

Take a look at the educational line-up we've put together so far--you can find updates online at And while you're there, take advantage of the SuperSaver registration rates by registering now!

UCT Educational Program


Are you looking for basic information and techniques or do you need detailed, specific information? These standing room only tutorials are tailored for the beginner or more advanced professional.

* Mud School

* Rehab Tutorials


If you're looking for new technologies and methodologies involved in meeting the increased demands on sewer and water systems, one of these sessions is for you.

* Find It, Fix It, Why Didn't I Think of That? San Antonio Water System's Approach to Renewing Wastewater Collection Infrastructure

* Exploring Pipe Options With a Limited Budget, High Needs

* Ethics for Engineers (satisfies annual licensingrequirement)

* Large Diameter Pipeline Rehabilitation at a Wastewater Treatment Facility: Project Hurdles and Results

* Geared for Growth: City of Rockport, TX's Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program

* State-of-the-Art Laser Profiling

* Tunneling Keeps Traffic Flowing While Piping to Laser Accuracy

* Modern Methods to Effectively Seal Storm Water Pipe Leaks

* Deep in the Heart of Texas: Large. Deep Diameter CIPP Using Air & Steam

* Use of HDPE Pipe for Water Main Projects is Growing: Solving Problems, Changing Attitudes, Saving Money, and Creating Local Heroes

* PACP and Long-Term Sewer Pipeline Condition Management

* Advances in On Line/On Grade HDD

* Seattle Tunneling

* River Road Storm Sewer Outfall Pipe Replacement

* Record Breaking Project Rejuvenates Interest in Grout Applications, Capabilities


Get the real facts about styrenated resins and its use in CIPP.

* Review of the Virginia DOT's Study on the Use of Styrenated Resins on Culvert Rehabilitation Work

* NASSCO's Safe Use and Handling of Styrenated Resins in CIPP

* An Interim Report on a Study of Styrene Concentrations in CIPP Process Water


Learn about the construction/rehabilitation of water transmission and distribution systems, examine issues and problems and explore solutions regarding this limited resource.

* State of Water Industry in the Trenchless Arena

* City of San Antonio

* Carbon Fiber: Lessons Learned

* Internal Reinstatement of Service Connections for Potable Water Lines--Case Study on Renewal and Reinstatement

* The St. Johns Water Company Water System Improvement Project: Utilizing PVC in Difficult HDD Projects

* Rehabilitation of a 60 Year Old Cast Iron Water Pipe

* Rehabilitation of a Lake

* Condition Assessment Prioritization Program

* Houston's Water Infrastructure Replacement Prioritization

* Emergency, 90-Day Water Line Program for Bexar Metropolitan Water District

* Water Rehabilitation Technology

* Performance of Water Pipes in Earthquake and Hurricane Events


Presented by the International Pipe Bursting Association (a division of NASSCO) Get a real world view of pipebursting and its applications from the experts in the field.

* Asbestos Cement Pipe: What are the Real Rules?

* Pipebursting Using Vitrified Clay Replacement Pipe in Phoenix

* Carbon Calculator: What Does This do for Utilities, Rate Payers, Contractors and Engineers

* Examination of Lateral Replacement Program, Municipal Perspective for the City of Santa Rosa, CA

* Pipebursting Project: An Example of Teamwork

* Water Main Distribution System Replacement

* Development of a Field Inspector Training Program for Pipebursting


These sessions will look at new markets opening up; offer survival information, provide facts and figures: and engage in panel discussions that will help keep your company involved in HDD for years.

* HDD Forum Discussions

* Determining the Economic Viability of Directional Drilling

* Steering Tools

* HDD for Municipalities

* Evaluating Used Rigs

* Exposing Myths of HDD

* Surveying and Pressure Monitoring


Explore new technologies and hear panel discussions on issues important to the utility industry.

* Potholing Without Potholes: a Core Strategy for Utility Cut Repairs

* Pipe Ramming for Oil & Gas Pipeline Applications

* Small Boring Unit (SBU)--Ground Breaking Alternative to Hand Dig Installations in Hard, Rocky Soil Conditions

* Shucking the Design Bid Build Dinosaur

* OSHA Confined Space Regs Impact Manhole Work

* Initiative to go Underground with Power Cable. Telecom Getting Stronger

* Private Fiber Installation Programs Catching On

* Can Wireless Technology Help Reduce Your Fleet's Idling Problem?


Learn about long term corrosion protection for large diameter water, wastewater and storm structures.

* Design and Application Considerations for Long Term Corrosion Protection of Underground Concrete Sewer Structures and Pipe Using Cementitious Liners

* Pre & Post QA/QC--HDPE Renewal Systems

* A Practical Approach to Selection, Application & Inspection of Organic and Inorganic Wastewater Linings Utilizing Unique Field Applications

* Application of Polyurethane as a Rehab Method in the Sanitary and Storm Sewer Industry Large Diameter Water Pipe Rehab in Sherman. TX Deep Shafts and Tunnels Lining: The Ultimate Confined Space Safety Challenge


Everything is going green--even underground construction. Learn about new green construction products and construction practices.

* Carbon Calculators

* Trenchless Technology: Environmentally Friendly Green Construction

* Green Products

* The Green Challenge of Modern Construction


Interact with industry experts who will feature studies and information: and their value to the trenchless market.

* Special Forum: Benefits of Trenchless vs. Open Cut (presented by the North American Society For Trenchless Technology)

* State of the Trenchless industry (presented by the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association,

* Prediction of Pulling Loads for Fusible PVC Pipe Installed by HDD

* Proposed Revision of WRc Sewer Rehabilitation Design Method

* Private Property Virtual Library--Where We've Been and Where We're Going (presented by the Water Environment Federation's Collection Systems Committee)

* Better Asset Management Using Lessons From Improved Condition Assessment Tools and Transporters

* Correlation of Geological Mapping for Trenchless Suitability with Risk and Consequence in the Geotechnical Baseline Report: Removing Geologic Uncertainty From Bore Planning and Bidding

* The Need for and Benefits of, a Minimum Wall Thickness Requirement for Pipe Liners


Learn about recent developments for assisting utilities in achieving water asset management objectives.

* Water Pipeline Condition Assessment

* Sewer Pipeline Condition Assessment

* Pipelines for Cables

* Buried Asset Management Infrastructure International--Environmental Protection Agency Cooperative Agreement

* Virtual Center of Excellence Description and Demonstration

* Asset Management Certification Program Description and Demonstration

In addition to the UCT educational program, you have the option of attending several specialty programs that are offered before, during and after UCT. Several feature industry certification! You may register for any of these courses at or by completing the registration form at the end of this section. Take a look at what's in store for you:


Special Programs

Sewer Rehabilitation Strategy Workshop

Monday. Jan. 19.8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

UPDATED FOR 2009!--Presented by noted engineering project managers and researchers George Kurz of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon and Pat Stevens of ADS Environmental Services, this course will take attendees through a process to develop an overall strategy to reduce 1/1 and more effectively rehabilitate sewers. This presentation describes practical, nonproprietary, proven strategies. The full day workshop includes lunch, hand-outs and CEU/PDH credits.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

GTI is the leading research, development and training organization serving the natural gas industry and energy markets. GTI's Education Division has trained more than 55,000 energy professionals. For more information visit

Construction Fundamentals for the Utility Industry

* Monday, Jan. 19

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m. Training Session

* Tuesday, Jan. 20

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.--3:30 p.m. Training Session

Field workers will learn the basic skills and knowledge needed to perform their jobs safely and effectively and features an introduction to the utility industry and pipeline construction procedures. Specific construction field practices include rights-of-way, clearing and ditching, pipe handling, joining and bending, backfill and cleanup, and testing and inspection.

Introduction to Keyhole Technology and Applications

* Wednesday, Jan. 21

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Training Sessions

* Thursday, Jan. 22

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Training Sessions

Beginning with an overview of this technology, the workshop covers equipment, standard operations, successful keyhole applications for utilities and safety. Emphasis is on the proper use of equipment through a step-by-step review of procedures, guidelines, and jurisdictional acceptance )f keyhole technology.


The National Association of Sewer Service Companies. formed in 1976, sets the industry standards for the rehabilitation of underground utilities through education, technical resources. and industry advocacy. To find out more about NASSCO visit

Pipeline Assessment and Certification Program

Thursday--Friday. Jan. 22-23.8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This two day comprehensive training program will demonstrate to municipalities, engineers and contractors the benefits and impact of PACE which provides standardization for the inspection industry. The training and certification of operators, technicians and engineers on understanding and implementing the PACP coding system is critical to the standardization process.

CIPP Inspector Training & Certification Program

Thursday, Jan. 22.8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday. Jan. 23.8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Designed for construction inspectors, consulting engineers and municipal engineers who are onsite inspecting a cured-in-place pipeline project and all who need a comprehensive understanding of the CIPP renewal technology. The ITCP course will cover specific areas of expertise that are needed to ensure that a project is built correctly and meets the requirements of the contract documents.

For additional information, contact NASSCO at (410) 486-3500. fax (410) 486-6838 or e-mail:

NASTT Good Practices Courses

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology, founded in 1990. is a not-for-profit, educational and technical society that is dedicated to promoting the benefits of trenchless technology for public awareness through education, traming and research. To learn more about NASTT. visit

Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices Guidelines

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m

This course provides details on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and covers five topics: (1) operation and application: (2) equipment and materials: (3) planning including surface and geological investigations, utility surveys, bore planning, and regulations and permitting: (4) job site safety; and (5) risk reduction trouble shooting and mitigation. The course is based on the HDD Good Practices Guidelines Manual an industry-developed document which provides contracrors, engineers and owners with a set of guidelines to assist in successful HDD installations and operations.

Pipe Bursting Good Practices

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Features an overview of pipe bursting: (1) the types, methods and application of pipe bursting; (2) planning and preliminary design; (3) design and construction considerations: and (4) troubleshooting and problem solving.

Cured-In-Place Pipe Good Practices

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Glean an overview of wastewater mainline and lateral pipe rehabilitation using CIPP from planning and design to job completion. Topics covered: Ill definition, description, background and methods: (2) application range in trenchless rehabilitation: (3) design for gravity applications: (4) design for pressure applications: (5) construction and installation: (6) specifications and tendering: and (7) inspection and QA/QC.

Laterals Good Practices

Thursday, Jan. 22, 8 a. m.-5 p.m.

This course addresses jurisdictional, design and installation issues, as well as available techniques for maintaining, rehabilitating and replacing sewer laterals and connections. Laterals topics covered: (1) an introductory overview of what sewer laterals are and why they present an important problem: (2) methods of locating and inspecting of laterals; (3) condition assessment and decision making regarding necessary repairs, options for trenchless rehabilitation or replacement of laterals: (4) bid documents: and (5) legal and financial issues.

New Installation Methods Good Practices: Application of Grade, Alignment Control. Guidance

Thursday, Jan. 22, 8 a. m.-5 p.m.

Learn about trenchless methods commonly used to install new pipe and casing. These methods include: (1) auger boring; (2) pipe ramming; (3) pipe jacking; and (4) the pilot tube method. Examples and case studies will be presented to assist attendees in determining which method is preferable to use under various project conditions and requirements. This course is ideally suited for municipal engineers, utility personnel, designers, managers, owners and contractors. Course instructors are Glenn Boyce. Ph.D.. P.E., senior associate, and Craig Camp, senior trenchless engineer, both of whom are employed with Jacobs Associates.

For additional program information contact Angela Ghosh. assistant executive director at (703) 217-1382 or

CUIRE Training Schools

Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE) was established in April 2002. as a university, government, and industry cooperative research center. The organizational structure of CUIRE provides two lines of authority: The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Industry Board (IB). To learn more about CUIRE. visit

Thursday, Jan. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m

Friday, Jan. 23, 8 a.m.-4 p.m

Horizontal Auger Boring School & Pipe Ramming School

This course presents planning, design, and construction concepts, contracts specifications and inspection issues, application assessment geotechnical and site investigations, new equipment and methods case studies, steel casing, steering and accuracy, geotechnical investigation requirements, safety issues grouting and lubrication, carrier pipe installation and new technologies.

Advanced HHD School for Engineers & Inspectors

Presents an overview of advanced applications in designing HDD projects and what to look for in terms of successful project completion.

Pipe Jacking/Microtunneling/Tunneling School

Provides an overview of new installation technologies, planning, design and construction concepts. For additional program information contact Dr. Mohammad Najafi at Najafi@ uta.eau or (817) 272-0506.
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