August 2019 Vol. 74 No. 8

CURRENTLY @CUIRE (Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education)

The 14th Annual Trenchless Technology Class is Offered

This summer, the 14th annual trenchless technology and pipeline construction course was offered at the University of Texas at Arlington. With more than 50 construction engineering and management, and senior civil engineering student registering, the weekly class began June and was completed in early August.

The book by Najafi and Gokhale, Trenchless Technology: Pipeline and Utility Design, Construction and Renewal, published in 2005 by McGraw-Hill, was used as a textbook. Dr. Najafi is the main instructor for the course with support and guest lectures from CUIRE board members and friends ,including Board Members of the North Texas Underground Construction Technology Association (NT-UCTA). For more information, please contact CUIRE at (817) 272-9177 or CUIRE@UTA.EDU.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Overview of Trenchless Technology
  • Pipeline Asset Management, Inspection and Cleaning
  • Design Considerations for Trenchless Pipeline Construction Methods (TCMs)
  • Design Considerations for Trenchless Pipeline Renewal Methods (TRMs)
  • Pipe Materials
  • Horizontal Auger Boring
  • Pipe Ramming
  • Pipe Jacking and Utility Tunneling
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Microtunneling Methods
  • Pilot Tube
  • Cured-in-Place Pipe
  • Sliplining
  • Close-fit Pipe
  • In-line Replacement (Pipe Bursting)
  • Lateral Renewal
  • Modified Sliplining
  • Localized Repairs
  • Coatings and Linings (Spray Applied Pipe Linings/Spray-in-Place Pipe)
  • Manhole Renewal

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