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

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

Keyhole Technology Advances For Gas, Water
Description: While the need to repair/rehabilitate existing water and gas pipes steadily grows, minimizing disruptions to busy streets and primary thoroughfares remains imperative as well. Keyhole technology (conducting repairs on underground pipes through small holes) has made tremendous progress. This session will explore the latest advances in keyhole tooling and methods that are making it such an effective, efficient and affordable repair alternative.

The Used HDD Equipment Industry
Description:In this period of economic challenges, used equipment is finding an even bigger niche in the arena of equipment sales, and it is an area of great interest and concern for many contractors both abroad and domestically. Hear about what is being sold and where; resale values of equipment; pricing trends; major concerns for the purchase of used equipment; sourcing additional components; the best places to source used equipment; the international marketplace; and more.

Good Tracking Practices
Description:Steady improvements have been made to HDD tracking equipment. However, unless your company follows good tracking practices, damaging other underground utilities will occur – sometimes with catastrophic results, and your bore will miss its mark. Learn how tracking drills properly will keep your HDD rigs out of trouble and on target.

HDD Workshop: Selecting What’s Right For Your Project
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 essential set-up, design and execution of HDD projects for consistent and profitable operations, as well as aid with your equipment decision-making processes. HDD increasingly is becoming the preferred installation method for underground construction. After this workshop, attendees can then visit various HDD equipment booths with an educated eye towards their true project needs and decisions. NOTE: Space is limited.

Defining The HDD Market Dynamic
Guidance – How Should I Steer My HDD Project?
Description: Selecting the best method to track your progress during the pilot hole is more critical now with all the different options available to contractors. Technologies to be covered include walkover, wireline, Paratrack and gyro.