Monday, October 28th 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

NASTT’s HDD Good Practices Course

NASTT’s HDD Good Practices Course provides an in-depth overview of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and covers six topics: operation and application; equipment and materials; planning, including surface and geological investigations, utility surveys, bore planning, and regulations and permitting; jobsite safety; risk reduction, trouble shooting and mitigation; and design.

Dr. Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Professor and Construction Engineering Program Chair, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University
Dr. Jason Lueke, National Practice Leader for Trenchless Technologies, Associated Engineering

NASTT’s New Installation Methods Good Practices Course

NASTT’s New Installation Methods Good Practices Course cover the following topics: the trenchless methods used for grade and alignment control and guidance; the limitations and advantages of each method discussed; the steps you need to follow “to know the underground”; how to establish the invert for a proper launch; the history, sizes, equipment options and process of excavating through different ground types and pipe materials; ways to track where the pipe is located underground; installation and jacking forces and ways to reduce these forces; the best method to use through actual case studies which are used to illustrate what can go wrong if the project is not designed for success. This course will review auger boring, pipe ramming, pipe jacking and the pilot tube method.

Don Del Nero, Tunnel Practice Leader, Stantec
Dr. Kimberlie Staheli, President and Founder, Staheli Trenchless Consultants

NASTT’s Introduction to Trenchless Technology – Rehabilitation Good Practices Course

This introductory short course is ideally suited for both newcomers to the industry and for anyone who is interested in seeking a refresher course on trenchless technology methods. The rehabilitation section provides an overview of the methods and techniques available to public works and utilities to inspect repair and rehabilitate water and wastewater systems, including watermains, sewers, laterals and maintenance holes (MH) with minimal excavation.

Kevin Bainbridge, Rehabilitation Technical Lead, Robinson Consultants Inc.
Jennifer Glynn, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Woodard & Curran

NASTT’s CIPL Good Practices Course

NASTT’s CIPL Good Practices Course provides an in-depth overview of this valuable trenchless application. The following topics will be discussed: design & construction; design considerations for natural gas pipelines; CIPL application range; key notes for a successful project; CIPL testing; and inspection.

George Ragula, Distribution Technology Manager, PSEG