UCT@ICUEE announces the 2009 conference program

UCT announces the 2009 UCT@ICUEE program, featuring speakers, educational sessions, networking opportunities and the chance to earn Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours. Click here (PDF) to see the full program for session times and scheduled speakers.

This year’s program focuses on:

Advanced HDD
Underground Utilities
Power and Telecom
Wind Powers Industry Growth
Utility Operations
Green Utility Construction

and more!

Special Pre-show Program
Advanced HDD Workshop

Bonus Benefit: Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours will be available to attendees.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5
Description: This special day-long session will provide valuable tips and insights into the application and efficient operations of HDD projects. The presentation is structured to aid contractors, utilities and engineers in understanding the advantages, limitations and applications of a technology that increasingly is becoming the preferred installation method for underground construction. This special program is also applicable for seasoned drillers seeking a refresher course/update or inexperienced operators seeking to better understand the role of HDD in modern construction. After this workshop, attendees can then visit HDD equipment suppliers booths with an educated eye.
Course Coordinators 1) Richard Levings
Trenchless Product Manager
The Charles Machine Works
P.O. Box 66
Perry, OK 73077-0066
(580) 336-4426, ext. 1-3384
E-mail: rlevings@ditchwitch.com
2) Marvin Klein
Global Accounts Manager
Vermeer Manufacturing Co.
Pella, IA
(641) 621-7425
E-mail: mklein@vermeermfg.com
3) Carl Seeliger
Astec Underground
9600 Corporate Park Drive
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 408-2166
E-mail: cseeliger@astecunderground.com
Course Curriculum
8 – 8:15 a.m. Introduction
Speaker: Robert Carpenter
Underground Construction magazine
P.O. Box 941669
Houston, TX 77094-8669
(281) 558-6930, ext. 220
E-mail: rcarpenter@oildom.com
8:15 – 8:45 .m. Safety Considerations
Speaker: Ralph Miller
Vice President of Human Resources
Miller Pipeline Corporation
8850 Crawfordsville Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46234
(317) 293-0278; fax (317) 293-8502
E-mail. ralph.miller@millerpipeline.com
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Designing and Managing a Job for Success
Speaker: Marvin Klein
9:45 – 10 a.m. Break
10 – 10:30 a.m. Equipping a Job Site for Success
Speaker: Marvin Klein
10:30 a.m. – Noon The Nature of Drilling Fluids/Proper Operation Of Mud Cleaners
Speaker: Tom Tibor
Baroid Drilling Fluids
1721 Crested Butte St
Guthrie, OK 73044-3505
(405) 850-3161
E-mail: Tom.tibor@halliburton.com
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch on your own
1 – 1:30 p.m. Pilot Hole Dynamics
Speaker: Carl Seeliger
Astec Underground
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Methods for Effectively Dealing with Rock and Difficult Soil Conditions
Speaker: Richard Levings
Ditch Witch
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Science Of Tracking The Bore
Speaker: John Bieberdorf
Senior Product Manager – Electronics
Ditch Witch Electronics
P.O. Box 66
Perry, OK 73077-0066
(580) 572-3043 or (580) 370-0365
E-mail: jbieberdorf@ditchwitch.com
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Case Studies with HDD
Speakers: Seeliger, Klein, Levings
4:45 – 5 p.m. Wrap-Up

UCT@ICUEE Underground Utilities Program

I. Utility Damage Prevention & Safety
A. Cross Bores And Legacy Guidelines (Presented by the Cross Bore Safety Association)
Description: Cross bores of sanitary sewers by natural gas distribution lines were first reviewed by NTSB in 1976. Trenchless techniques including moles, plows and horizontal directional drill techniques are frequently implicated where cross bores have been found.
The gas distribution industry has a wider reaction to injuries, damage and deaths that have resulted. Standardization of the processes and project management have resulted in CBSA Guidelines for Cross Bore Elimination. These guidelines will be presented in detail and discussion of new technologies and techniques for legacy cross bore elimination will be included.
Speaker: Mark Bruce
Can Clay Corp.
402 Washington Street
Cannelton, IN 47520
(812) 547-3461; fax (812) 547-6514
E-mail: mbruce@canclay.com
Speaker: Joe Purtell
Director of Software Development
Cues Inc.
17 Brackenbury Ln.
Beverly, MA 01915
(800) 432-1549; cell (617) 407-4354
E-mail: joep@cuesinc.com
B. New Construction Techniques For The Elimination Of Cross Bores (presented by the CBSA)
Description: Moles, plows and directional drills are trenchless techniques for installation of new underground utilities. Their use has the advantage of minimal disruption to the surface and traffic. They also have the advantage of being the most economical solution in many applications.
However, the lack of ability to visually see the installation
brings the risk of intersection of existing utilities. New installation projects can substantially increase the initial and long term (legacy) safety of the installation by adopting new methods for prevention of cross bores. The initial focus of the effort is to eliminate creation of cross bores of gas distribution lines into sewers by use of specific techniques and technologies. Installation safety is hindered by lack of good quality location of existing utilities, including sewers.
Comprehensive planning for success is essential to safe
results. Presentation of the best practices will include discussion of responsibilities, pre-locating methods and post locating verification. Mapping into GIS systems from GPS aware equipment will be discussed. The presentation will include a question and answer segment following the presentation.
Speaker: Mark Wallbom
Chief Executive Officer
Underground Imaging Technologies
19 West British American Boulevard
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 783-9848
E-mail: mwallbom@uit-systems.com
Speaker: Steve Lacy
Vice President
Hydromax, USA
344 Inderrieden Rd.
Chandler, IN 47610
(812) 925-3930; cell (812) 305-4978
E-mail: steve.lacy@hydromaxusa.com

II.. Power & Telecom
A. Utilities Recognizing Conversion To Underground Can Limit Outages, Damages
Description: Deadly ice storms over the last few years have left hundreds of thousands in a wide area of the country without electric power. While converting overhead power cable is expensive, such disasters are causing utility providers to investigate aerial to underground conversion programs. Contractor Davis H. Elliot will discuss an on-going conversion program in Oklahoma.
Speaker: Davis H. Elliot
Lexington, KY
B.. Wind Powers Industry Growth
Description: More and more wind farms are appearing across the country’s landscape, but harnessing the wind to produce power requires more than just large windmills. Cable collection systems link wind turbines to substations, and new access roads along with improvements to existing roads are required as well. This session provides an overview and outlook for this emerging industry.
Moderator: Ronald Tagliapietra
Senior Vice President
Michels Corporation
817 West Main Street
PO Box 128
Brownsville, WI 53006
(920) 583-3132; fax (920) 583-3429
E-mail: tag@michels.us
Speaker: TBD
III. Utility Operations
A. GPS Technology Will Enhance the Way Buried Utilities Are Located, Marked
Description: A one-county trial program in Virginia incorporating GPS technology to identify buried facilities proved so successful it has been expanded to include all state counties containing buried pipelines. The president of Virginia’s one-call agency will provide background and details of the program.
Speaker: Rick Pevarski
Virginia Utility Protection Service Inc.
1829 Blue Hills Circle, N.E.
Roanoke, VA 24012
(540) 985-9355, ext. 2005
E-mail: rpevarski@vups.org
B. Find That Pipe! Good Tracking/Locating Practices
Description: Many recent improvements have been made to underground imaging technology and sonde tracking equipment. However, unless your company follows good tracking and locating practices, damaging other underground utilities will occur – sometimes with catastrophic results. Learn how your locating procedures can be improved for better efficiency and how tracking properly will keep your drill rigs out of trouble.
Speaker: Mike Dvorak
Global Account Manager – Electronics
The Charles Machine Works Inc.
P.O. Box 66
Perry, OK 73077
(580) 572-3348
E-mail: mdvorak@ditchwitch.com
Speaker: Dave Gasmovic
McLaughlin Manufacturing
2006 Perimeter Road
Greenville, SC 29605
(864-277-5870; fax (864) 235-9661
E-mail: dgasmo@mightymole.com

IV. Green Utility Construction (presented by the Distribution Contractors Association)
A. Complying With Increasing Demands To Mitigate Utility Job Site Carbon Footprints
Description: Knowing your carbon footprint on a utility construction site is becoming increasingly important. In fact, it most likely will be mandatory in the near future. This session will identify options for measuring your carbon impact and selecting appropriate mitigating construction methods.
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Ariaratnam, P.E.
Del E. Webb School of Construction
Arizona State University
PO Box 870204
Tempe, AZ 85287-0204
(480) 965-7399; Cell (480) 236-5085
E-mail: ariaratnam@asu.edu
B. Pipe Splitting (bursting) For Gas, Telecom & Electric
Description: Modern pipebursting technology has evolved so that bursting or splitting plastic, steel and even copper pipe/conduit materials is now not only possible, but practical. This session will examine the application of pipe splitting/bursting for gas, telecom and electric markets.
Speaker: Chris Brahler
TT Technologies Inc.
2020 E. New York St.
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-8200
E-mail: cbrahler@tttechnologies.com
Speaker: Brian Metcalf
Earth Tool Company LLC
P.O. Box 3
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 244-0220
E-mail: bmetcalf@hammerheadmole.com

V. Horizontal Directional Drilling
A. Mixing, Recycling & Disposal Of Drilling Fluids
Description: Even with smaller HDD rigs, recycling of your drilling fluids is sometimes necessary or practical at the job site, especially as fluid disposal is becoming increasingly difficult. This session will look at the practicality of fluid recycling for small to medium size rigs and the best ways to dispose of fluid.
Speaker: Tom Tibor
Baroid Drilling Fluids
1721 Crested Butte St
Guthrie, OK 73044-3505
(405) 850-3161
E-mail: Tom.tibor@halliburton.com
B. Essential HDD Equipment Maintenance
Description: As money for new rigs has gotten tighter, essential maintenance of drilling equipment has become even more paramount. This session will outline key maintenance points to ensure long life and productivity for your HDD equipment.
Speaker: Bob Evans
Trenchless Service Manager
Vermeer Corp.
2010 Vermeer Road East
Pella, Iowa 50219
(641) 621-7152
E-mail: bevans@vermeer.com
Speaker: Carl Seeliger
Astec Underground
9600 Corporate Park Drive
Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 408-2166
E-mail: cseeliger@astecunderground.com

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