UCTA Presents WaterWorks 2009

Sponsored by UCTA and UCT

The Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA), formerly known as the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association, invites you to join a group of expert speakers from across North America who will share their knowledge and insight into the critically important water infrastructure market.

Building on the success of the acclaimed WaterWorks conference held the past three years during the popular Underground Construction Technology International Conference (UCT), UCTA and UCT is sponsoring a regional event in Houston, TX, Oct. 26-27, 2009.

The decisions being made today regarding the management of water and energy resources will profoundly affect our economic and environmental future. Climate change and other stresses are limiting the availability of clean water and cheap energy.

“Water is the common ingredient of life, but our soils and topography are anything but common,” says Terry Meador, UCTA vice president, and vice president of operations at BorTunCo. “Therefore, it is essential that we gather together in order to capitalize on the wealth of knowledge gained through the hands-on experience of the designers, producers and distributors of the most valuable asset available – water.”

You, too, can play an important role in solving critical issues pertaining to water infrastructure. Join forces with your peers from contractors to engineers to public works and municipality owners at the regional WaterWorks 2009 Conference.

Houston venue
Known as one of America’s top business cities, Houston is a thriving business metropolis. The conference venue will be the Hilton University of Houston Hotel and Conference Center, Houston. Located on the University of Houston campus, the hotel is only three miles from downtown Houston and 10 minutes from William P. Hobby Airport. Because of the size of Houston, both major airports remain only a short trip for people residing in the nearby Ft. Worth/ Dallas areas, and San Antonio and Austin; and provide easy flight connections to/from the central and southwest U.S.

Education program
For busy professionals, this one-day conference will highlight the aging water infrastructure and emphasize the construction and rehabilitation of water transmission and distribution systems.

“Attendees will be in contact with the engineering, manufacturing and contracting community. This seminar will present solutions to real problems,” explains Patrick Mann, UCTA president and chief operating officer of Magnum Tunneling LLC. “Attendees will have an opportunity to freely glean from the knowledge and experience of others – knowledge and experience which were gained at a price.”

Timely topics will address the issues and opportunities that attendees care about most including:

  • Potable Water and Distribution;
  • Condition Assessment;
  • Corrosion Prevention;
  • Rehabilitation Systems and Methods;
  • New Construction;
  • New Technologies; and
  • Engineering Ethics Course.

Golf tournament
In conjunction with the conference, the UCTA’s 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 26 (the day before the conference). Proceeds from this popular event fund the UCTA’s college scholarship program, which to date has awarded more than $70,000 in college scholarships.

Tournament sponsorships are available: Platinum ($1,200 includes dinner, hole and foursome); Gold ($800 includes lunch and hole); Patron ($500 includes beverage and hole); Hole ($250). Unlimited mulligans are available at $5 each.

Register early as the tournament is limited to the first 144 players. Registration fees are $125 per person or $500 per team and include lunch, dinner and beverages.

For more information, contact Kirk Eager of HOBAS Pipe USA at keager@hobaspipe.com.

Networking reception
Mix and mingle at the Opening Day Cocktail Reception. Enjoy cocktails and great tasting hors d’ oeuvres the after the golf tournament. The UCTA Cocktail Reception, held Monday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton University, provides excellent networking opportunities with the people you want to meet.

Setting the industry standard for quality education, UCTA will offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in conjunction with the University of Houston.

Exhibitor opportunities
Table-top exhibits are an important part of the conference. Visit exhibits stationed in the same room as the program, allowing close interaction and follow-up conversations before/after the conference and during breaks.

To become an exhibitor and increase your company’s visibility, contact Ginger Coleman at ginger@amchouston.com.

Sponsorship opportunities
Increase your company’s visibility with a conference sponsorship! Contact Ginger Coleman at ginger@amchouston.com.

Registration – what’s included
Your registration fee includes all conference educational sessions, lunch, a cocktail reception and unlimited networking with the cream of the crop in the water infrastructure industry.

Not only do educational sessions and exhibits offer incomparable learning opportunities, but UCTA makes the value even greater.

Pre-register and save! Attendees who pre-register pay only $50 per person. The day of the conference, attendees pay $75.

To register, contact Ginger Coleman at ginger@amchouston.

Don’t miss the expanded UCT WaterWorks Conference
Jan. 19-12 in Tampa

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