UCT Seminar Series Continues At ICUEE

July 2013, Vol. 68, No. 7

The Underground Construction Technology (UCT), through its outreach educational program the UCT Seminar Series, is once again organizing the underground utilities construction and rehabilitation program for the biannual International Construction & Utility Equipment Exhibition (ICUEE). The show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, from Oct. 1-3.

In addition to eight, highly-focused educational sessions, a special one-day, pre-show workshop on modern infrastructure locating – including certification -- will be featured on Sept. 30.

UCT is the established industry leader for providing high quality, non-commercial educational programing for all aspects of the underground construction market place. In cooperation with its many industry partners, the UCT Seminar Series brings the best and most directly beneficial information to a variety of formats across North America.

“Through our annual UCT Conference and our educational outreach program, the UCT Seminar Series, we are able to provide the benchmark for all underground industry learning programs,” explained UCT Program Director Robert Carpenter. “We take great pride in keeping our educational presentations non-commercial. We frequently have attendees comment on how they are able to immediately apply information gathered at one of our events into their daily operations.

“For ICUEE 2013, we’ve tailored the program specifically for the needs of the underground construction contractors and owners that will be attending,” Carpenter added.

Major education
During the upcoming ICUEE, the UCT Seminar Series has organized eight intensive learning opportunities to match the specific business needs of attendees. Sessions are divided into concentrated program tracks to allow selection of topics most appealing to attendees.

The pipe bursting sessions will cover both lateral pipe bursting and increasing job site productivity. The horizontal directional drilling sessions will include a look at cutting edge new technology solutions that will directly benefit contractors, how to minimize your HDD risks and an advanced mud school that includes some surprising and helpful information, regardless of what your drilling fluids knowledge.

Also on the program are two sessions focused on the increasing nation-wide concerns for underground safety and damage prevention. The topics will cover the immediate priorities when a buried gas line is hit and how pre-excavation practices can prevent damage to utilities.