UCT To Host Educational Sessions, Pre-Show Events At ICUEE

August 2011, Vol. 66 No. 8
Grady Bell leads an educational session.

UCT@ICUEE Underground Utilities Regular Program

The Pipebursting Revolution For Telecom, Electric, Gas & Water
Sponsored by the International Pipe Bursting Association
Description:The pipebursting market continues to grow and evolve at a rapid rate. Pipebursting is now viable for virtually all kinds of utility applications including telecom, electric and water industries. This session will outline the latest in technologies, the wide breadth of pipebursting opportunities and its advantages and economics.

Analysis Of Locating Technologies RAC
Description:The options for locating buried facilities are growing and it’s important to know the strong points and limitations of each. Various technologies have advanced to the point that it is rare that underground utilities cannot be identified. However, the key is to understand how these technologies work and can directly benefit your specific operations.

Geothermal Market Growth & Contractor Opportunities
Description: A growing number of residential and commercial developers are recognizing the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. This session provides an overview of ground source heat pump technology and methods for installing the underground loops they require.

Microtrenching Advances & Advantages
Description:Microtrenchers can quickly cut precise sub-inch-wide trench to depths of 12 inches for placing fiber optic cable in asphalt-paved right-of-ways, saving time and money compared to conventional methods.

Horizontal Directional Drilling In Rock
Description:In this panel discussion, suppliers of specialized equipment and downhole for drilling through rock will discuss advances advances in tools and techniques for effectively working in various types of rocky conditions.

Preventing Sewer Lateral Crossbores -- When Locates May Be On The Contractor
Description: As the debate continues about whether system operators or property owners are responsible for sewer laterals, the job of locating and marking laterals can become the responsibility for contractors to avoid boring through laterals.

Mud Mixing/Recycling & Proper Disposal
Description:Your drilling fluid is the life’s blood to a successful HDD project. What should you put in it? How should you mix and clean to maximize performance?