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UCT: Your total source for industry education and networking
Seeing the vast variety of products, networking and catching up with friends plays a powerful part in the Underground Construction Technology Conference & Exhibition (UCT) experience. So, too, does great education to support your business objectives. UCT delivers diverse educational sessions that are intensive, yet are timed to give you ample opportunity to visit Exhibit Hall A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The educational program runs Jan. 22-27 and the exhibit hall will be open Jan. 24-26.
We begin the week with the pre-UCT program. CUIRE’s Engineering and Inspector Training Schools will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22 and Monday, Jan. 23. Each school (six are being offered during UCT) qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) through the University of Texas at Arlington. A new addition to the pre-UCT line up is the Fundamental Engineering/Design of Rigid Pipes workshop that also will be held on Monday. Engineering concepts required to produce valid rehabilitation designs will be covered. NASSCO brings its series of rehabilitating underground utilities seminars, which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, Thursday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 27. Attendees earn certification upon successful completion of NASSCO sessions. NASTT will once again offer Good Practices courses. The sessions are being taught on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The Staking University Locator Certification Seminar returns to UCT, offering an in-depth look at troubleshooting techniques and mastering locating equipment. Staking U’s seminar will be held on the last day of UCT, Thursday, Jan. 26.
These sessions require a separate registration; however, the bonus to each attendee is that the pre- and post- sessions include FREE registration to the full UCT educational program. There are several registration options available for attendees who wish to attend the UCT primary program only.
Registration opens this month; so, plan now to build a program or two into your schedule — it’s a smart thing to do!
Until next month,
Karen E. Francis
Keeping the Industry Educated
The most current market information around is available during the weeklong educational program.
UCT’s primary program runs Jan. 24-26 and qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in conjunction with the University of Texas at Arlington. The 2011 UCT attendee survey showed 92% of attendees found the content informative and valuable.