Trenchless Technologies 101

Date: Tuesday May 15
Location and time:  DoubleTree by Hilton, Grand Ballroom East Room, 8:00 AM

Description: The Trenchless Technology 101 course is for both newcomers to the industry and for anyone who is seeking a refresher course on the various trenchless technology methods. The course covers new trenchless construction techniques including tunneling, open shield pipe jacking, microtunneling, auger boring, pipe ramming, and horizontal directional drilling. It reviews available trenchless rehabilitation methods used to rehabilitate existing infrastructure (i.e. storm, sanitary and watermain) and it concludes with tips to ensure successful trenchless projects. Each presenter will cover details of the key steps involved in planning and executing a successful trenchless project as it relates to their respective technology.


8:00 – 8:15 | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:45 | Trenchless Technology Introduction, David Crowder, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

8:45 – 9:15 | Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), John Scaife, Urban X

9:15 – 9:45 | Gravity Pipeline Conditon Assessment for Small and Large Diameter Sewers, David Crowder, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

9:45 – 10:00 | Refreshment Break

10:00 – 10:30 | Water Pipe Condition Assessment Methods for Small and Large Diameter Watermains, Clayton MacDougald, Pure Technologies

10:30 – 12:00 | Introduction to HDD, Microtunneling, Pipe Ramming, Pipe Jacking, Auger Boring, Gene Woodbridge, Earth Boring Company Limited

12:00 – 12:45 | Lunch Break

 12:45 – 13:15 | Cured in-Place Pipe Lining, Jayne Harris, Jacobs

13:15 – 13:45 | Manhole Assessment and Rehabilitation, Bob Merton, Spectrashield

13:45 – 14:00 | Refreshment Break

14:00 – 14:30 | Pipe Bursting (Sewer and Watermain), Andy Braithwaite, HammerHead Trenchless Equipment

 14:30 – 15:15 | Water Pipe Renovation Methods (Cement, CIPP, SIPP, Slip Lining), Geoff Britnell, FerPal Infrastructure

15:15 – 16:00 | Ensuring Successful TT Projects: Site Investigation, Constructable Designs, Good and Fair Specifications, Inspector Role, QA/QC, Kevin Bainbridge, Robinson Consultants

*Subject to modifications