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Pre/post UCT training programs, Jan. 22-27.

Take advantage of even more educational opportunities by attending specialty programs that are offered in conjunction with the regular UCT program. Many courses offer industry certification. Registration for these courses is additional. Visit for detailed descriptions and to register.

CUIRE Training Schools *

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE) will offer its 9th Annual Engineering and Inspector Training and Certification Schools.

Each school qualifies for CEUs and PDHs through the University of Texas at Arlington. Registration for one school is $495, two schools are $795. For more information regarding the courses, contact Abhay Jain at CUIRE at (817) 272-9177 or email:

* Early registration and multiple attendee discounts apply.

Rates are per person; must be from the same organization to qualify.

Sunday, Jan. 22

* Mud School for Trenchless Technology Methods

Includes drilling mud properties, mixing, and pumping for successful HDD and pipe jacking/microtunneling operations.

* Pipe School

Includes comparison, planning, design and construction issues, properties, manufacturing, jointing, repairs and tapping, and benefits and limitations of each pipe material used in transmission and distribution of water, wastewater, gas and oil.

* Geotechnical School

Includes surface and subsurface investigation requirements for trenchless and open-cut methods.

Monday, Jan. 23

* Advanced HDD School

Includes planning, design and inspection methods.

* Pipe Lining and Replacement School

Includes trenchless renewal and pipe bursting/removal methods.

* Pipe Jacking and Microtunneling School

Includes bore and jack, box culvert, ramming methods.


Fundamental Engineering Approach To Structural Rehabilitation Design Of Rigid Pipes

Monday, Jan. 23

Cost: $300


This 8-hour workshop will present the essential engineering concepts required to produce valid structural rehabilitation designs for rigid pipes (i.e., increased structural capacity of the deteriorated host pipe). These concepts include engineering models of buried structures, soil load estimation and stress/strain analysis of the loaded structure.

This course includes CEU/PDH credits. George McAlpine, PhD, provides instruction. For more information, contact McAlpine at (919) 467-4260 or Email

NASSCO Courses

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) sets the industry standards for the rehabilitation of underground utilities through education, technical resources and industry advocacy. To learn more, visit, call (410) 486-3500 or email

Tuesday, Jan. 24

PACP Trainer Course (Certification & Recertification) Cost: $775 (certification) or $275 (recertification) Limited to 4 attendees

Designed for current PACP trainers who need to be recertified and PACP users who would like to become trainers, this session will ensure the candidate is able to correctly arrange for, conduct and complete PACP classes, and is knowledgeable in all areas of PACP. Registration for this course is subject to NASSCO approval. Submit your application, resume and a letter stating why you would like to be certified or recertified to: dawn@nassco. org or fax to (410) 486-6838.

Thursday, Jan. 26-Friday, Jan. 27

Pipeline Assessment & Certification Program (PACP)

Cost: $750

Limited to 20 attendees

The PACP class will provide two days of comprehensive training resulting in certification upon successful completion. The program will demonstrate the benefits and impact of PACP, which provides standardization for the inspection industry. The PACP will also provide standards for data exchange format, map symbology and certification of TV inspection software.

CIPP Inspector Training & Certification Program Cost: $995 NASSCO members; $1,095 non-members Limited to 30 attendees

The two-day training course includes existing pipe conditions and how they affect CIPP installations; overview of CIPP technology; field I installation of CIPP; writing and understanding performance specifications for CIPP; and other pipeline renewal technologies and applications. Also included are sample forms that can be used as the basis for recording information on the project site. Certificate of completion given to those who pass the open book exam.

NASTT Good Practices Courses

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology is a not-for-profit, educational and technical society that is dedicated to promoting the benefits of trenchless technology for public awareness. The registration fee for each course is $495 for the first person and $425 for each additional individual from the same company/organization. For more information, visit nastt. org, contact Angela Ghosh at (330) 491-0058 or email

Wednesday, Jan. 26

HDD Consortium Horizontal Directional Drilling

The HDD Good Practices Guidelines course provides an in-depth overview of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and covers eight topics: (1) HDD applications and processes, (2) HDD tooling, (3) bore tracking and equipments, (4) job site safety, (5) overview of drilling fluids, (6) HDD design, (7) bore planning, and (8) risk reduction, mitigation and troubleshooting.

Cured-ln-Place Pipe

The CIPP course is geared to provide an in-depth overview of wastewater mainline and lateral pipe rehabilitation using CIPP from planning and design to job completion. Topics include CIPP Definition, Description, Background & Methods; CIPP Application Range in Trenchless Rehabilitation; Design of CIPP for Gravity Applications; Design of CIPP for Pressure Applications; Construction & Installation; Specifications & Tendering; and Inspection & QA/QC.

Staking University's Locator Certification Seminar

Staking University is an adult education locator-training program featuring a hands-on delivery format. Instructors with over 100 years of combined practical experience teach these classes. Staking University's training does not focus on locating one type of utility. For details on Staking University, contact Mike Parilac at or call (815) 468-7814.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Cost: $325

The Locator Certification Seminar focuses on the underlying principles of utility locating, as well as the importance of performing accurate locates. This seminar will aid underground construction personnel in developing the skills to consistently supply accurate and complete utility location information and learn superior troubleshooting techniques.


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sewer, water, gas utility, telecommunications, industrial, pipeline, damage prevention and safety

Consulting Engineers

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Damage Prevention

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Gas/Electric Utilities

officers, managers, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation personnel


public works officials, construction and rehabilitation personnel, senior city staff and elected officials

Pipelines and Energy

officers, managers, construction and maintenance personnel for transmission pipeline construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, marketing and trading


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