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CUIRE Training Schools

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE)will offer its 10th Annual Engineering and Inspector Training and Certification Schools.

The schools are designed specifically for personnel in the underground utilities construction and rehabilitation industry such as public officials, engineers, utility company personnel, designers, utility owners/operators and contractors who are involved with constructing, renewing and managing utilities. Course instructors will be notable industry experts.

By completing the school, in its entirety, you will receive:

* For trenchless course, a complimentary copy of new book, Trenchless Technology: Planning Equipment and Methods (under press) a $125 value!

* A wallet-size certification

* 1.4 CEU's and 14 PDH's

* A PDF copy of all the presentations on USB

* Your name and company information will be featured for 3 years on the CUIRE Web site Each school qualifies for CEUs and PDHs through the University of Texas at Arlington. For more information regarding the courses, contact Abhay Jain at CUIRE at (817) 272-9177 or email:


8 a.m.-$ p.m.

Cost: One School $495 Two schools $795

Early registration and multiple attendee discounts apply. See for details.

Mud School for Trenchless Technology Methods

This school provides information on how to properly mix and apply drilling fluids for trenchless applications, including spoil removal and lubrication applications. HDD School is recommended.

Pipe School Applications

This school presents applications, advantages and limitations of each type of pipe, such as ductile iron, concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, Polymer concrete, bar wrapped pipe, prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP), fiberglass, etc. in addition to new developments in pipe materials and jointing systems. Taking Pipe Jacking or Pipe Lining and Replacement School is recommended.

Geotechnical School

This school presents geotechnical requirements for both trenchless and open-cut applications. All methods of subsurface explorations, both in the office/lab and in the field, such as utility locating, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), geophysical methods, and geological, and soil boring and laboratory testing will be discussed. Taking Pipe Jacking or HDD School is recommended.


8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) School

This school provides everything you need to know on engineering, planning, design, pipe loads and rig set-up, construction and inspection, quality control for an HDD project from inception to completion. Both max/midi and mini HDD projects will be discussed. Taking Mud School is recommended.

Pipe Lining, Renewal & Replacement School

This school will cover rehabilitation and renewal/replacement of old and deteriorating pipelines using trenchless technology methods, including CIPP, pipe bursting, sliplining, etc. Design, construction, inspection and QA/QC methods will be discussed. Taking Pipe School is recommended.

Pipe Jacking and Microtunneling School

Conventional pipe jacking, as well microtunneling, horizontal auger boring, pipe ramming and box culvert applications. Taking Pipe School or Geotechnical School is recommended.

Design and Construction of Large Diameter Pipeline Installations

Comparison of current and new design principles, use of native backfills, CLSM, cost comparisons, and sustainability issues for large diameter pipe installations. Taking Pipe School or Geotechnical Schools is recommended.

NASSCO Courses

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) formed in 1976, sets the industry standards for the rehabilitation of underground utilities through education, technical resources and industry advocacy. To learn more, visit or call (410) 486-3500.

PACP Trainer Course (Certification & Recertification)


8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $275 (recertification)

$775 (certification)

Each seminar is 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 Please submit your application, resume and a letter stating why you would like to be certified or recertified to or fax to (410) 486-6838.


PACP Manual Revision Workshop

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE-Limited

Limited to 35 pre-registered attendees

NASSCO is seeking user participation to improve the Pipeline Assessment & Certification Program. This will be an open forum workshop, designed to gain input from PACP users regarding PACP Version 7.0, which is currently under development. There is no charge for the workshop; however, preregistration is required and attendance limited. Complimentary lunch will be provided.



Pipeline Assessment & Certification Program

8 a.m.-5p.m.

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 to municipalities, engineers and contractors the benefits and impact of PACE which provides standardization for the inspection industry. The reliability of a sewer collection system to convey wastewater depends on the structural condition of the sewer pipe. The training and certification of operators, technicians and engineers on understanding and implementing the PACP coding system is critical to the standardization process. The PACP will also provide standards for data exchange format, map symbology and certification of TV inspection software.

In addition to the use of PACP codes, the course will also provide a review of the history of defect coding and asset management worldwide, discussion of technical issues that affect the rate of pipeline deterioration, instructions on implementation of the PACP sewer pipeline grading system and a written certification examination.



Inspector Training and Certification Program for Manhole Rehabilitation (ITCP-MR)

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

Cost: $995--NASSCO Members


Limited to 30 attendees

NASSCO is presenting the Inspector Training and Certification Program (ITCP) for Manhole Rehabilitation (MR), as the next in a series of Inspector Training programs.

This 1.5-day training course is intended for consulting engineers who provide inspection services, municipal engineers who perform inspection on their projects, inspectors who are onsite inspecting the project and all who need a comprehensive understanding of how manholes are properly rehabilitated. The ITCP course will cover specific areas of expertise that is needed, by the inspector, to ensure that a manhole is properly prepared and rehabilitated to meet the requirements of contract documents.

Upon completion of the training, each student will be required to pass an open book test which will demonstrate their basic knowledge of the manhole rehabilitation techniques. The student will receive a certificate upon successfully completing the course.

NASTT Good Practices Course

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, training and research. For more information, visit or contact Michelle Hill at (440) 638-4676 or


Damage Investigation & Prevention Workshop

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $250

Damage to buried utilities can occur even if all the right steps are taken. Each year, millions of buried facilities are damaged unintentionally. The quality of a damage investigation can significantly impact your financial return and business credibility.

Trained damage investigators are vital. Using trained professionals has several benefits including increased public safety, protection of physical assets, and the reduction of loss and future reoccurrence. Not only does a quality root cause damage investigation establish a formal written account of the incident and identify the root cause, it also will create company control, identify areas for improvement and the findings may be admissible as evidence. Topics to be covered are:

* Pre-Excavation Documentation

* Utilizing Photography, Diagrams & Video

* Interviewing Witnesses & Media

* Tips for an Expert Witness


Structural Rehabilitation Design for Rigid Pipes 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $300 ($200 each additional attendee from same company)

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. As the rehabilitation of rigid pipes is normally attempted by inserting, in situ, liners of various materials into the interior of the pipe, the pipe liner may become a composite material and thus must be analyzed as such. This requires the use of the transform-section method, which will be discussed in detail. Because the soil load normally cannot be removed for the rehabilitation process, it is necessary to estimate the current state-of-stress of the host pipe to evaluate its residual structural capacity and the potential loads on the rehabilitation liner. Further, the importance of load history in liner design will be discussed. (These are critically important concepts NOT currently employed by the industry.)


This design process will be compared to current design methods such as ASTM F1216 and WRc. The discussion will focus on gravity flow sewer pipes and will be extended to internal pressure pipes. Appropriate technical references and computational tools will be identified. CEU/PDH credits will be issued. George McAlpine, PhD, provides instruction. For more information, contact McAlpine at


Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course

30 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $250--Municipal Employee

$495--Private Employee

$425 each additional attendee from same company

Pipe bursting is the perfect no-dig process to replace an existing line with a completely new, larger pipe--without excavating. This construction technique is recognized as one of the only methods of trenchless rehabilitation that replaces an existing line with a completely new pipe, providing a total pipe replacement and allows for the replacement of an existing pipe with a new line of equal or larger diameter--to maintain or increase flow capabilities. The NASTT Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course provides an in depth overview of pipe bursting and covers four topic areas: (1) the types, methods and application of pipe bursting; (2) planning and preliminary design of a pipe bursting job; (3) design and construction considerations; and (4) troubleshooting and problem solving.

Staking University

Staking University Staking University is an adult education locator-training program featuring a hands-on delivery format. The university's training does not focus on locating only one type of utility. For details on Staking University, contact Mike Parilac at or call (815) 468-7814.


Locator Certification Seminar

1:00-5:30 p.m.

Cost: $275

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, master locating equipment and get the skills required to pass Staking U's locator certification test.

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Title Annotation:THE TOTAL SHOW: THE LARGEST Underground Construction Event Focused On THE TOTAL Underground Construction Market: January 29-31, 2013: George R. Brown Convention Center: Houston, TX
Publication:Pipeline & Gas Journal
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Date:Oct 1, 2012
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