August 2016, Vol. 71 No. 8


CUIRE To Hold Trenchless Technology Inspector Training School

CUIRE will hold its 15th annual trenchless technology inspector training and certification schools Jan. 29-30, 2017, in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, TX. This year’s program includes a full-day of Geotechnical School, as well as a one-day Advanced HDD School. Attendees may register for any of the following half-day sessions:

Jan. 29, 2017 – morning

Geotechnical School – Geotechnical requirements for both trenchless and open-cut applications, soft soils and rock investigations methods, and how ground conditions will impact trenchless feasibility and productivity.

Pipe School – Applications, advantages and limitations of each type of pipe, such as steel, ductile iron, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, fiberglass, etc., and new developments in pipe materials and joining systems.

Jan. 29, 2017 – afternoon

Geotechnical School – Planning, geotechnical reporting and contracting requirements for trenchless technologies in different ground conditions.

Mud School for Trenchless Technology – This session will cover everything attendees need to know to properly mix and apply drilling fluids for trenchless applications, including spoil removal and lubrication applications.

Horizontal Auger Boring and Pipe Ramming School – Planning, design, construction of conventional pipe jacking and horizontal auger boring, along with pipe ramming.

Jan. 30, 2017 – morning

Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) School – Planning and design of large, mid- and small-size HDD projects from inception to closeout and delivery. The school will include talks on pipe loads, bore planning, drilling fluids and case studies.

Pipe Lining and Renewal School – Topics include CIPP and pipe lining methods. The school will also cover planning, design, construction, inspection and QA/QC.

Jan. 30, 2017 – afternoon

Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) School – The second part of this session will include construction projects of all sizes, plus tracking, locating and case studies.

Pilot Tube and Microtunneling School – This school will emphasize planning, design and construction of pilot tube microtunneling, and will include case studies.

Attendees will receive a PDF copy of all presentations on a USB drive. Limited space is available, so early registration is recommended. For more information, contact CUIRE at (817) 272-9177 or email More information will be provided at and

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