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September 2011, Vol. 66 No. 9

Sunday, Jan. 22
8 am-5 pm
• Mud School for Trenchless Technology Methods (includes drilling mud properties, mixing, and pumping for successful HDD and pipe jacking/microtunneling operations)
This school will provide attendees everything they need to know to properly mix and apply drilling fluids for trenchless applications, including spoil removal and lubrication applications. HDD School is recommended to in conjunction with this course.

• Pipe School (includes comparison, planning, design and construction issues, properties, manufacturing, jointing, repairs and tapping, and benefits and limitations of each pipe material used in transmission and distribution of water, wastewater, gas and oil)
This school presents applications, advantages and limitations of each type of pipe, such as ductile iron, concrete, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, polymer concrete, bar-wrapped pipe, pre- stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP), fiberglass, etc. and new development in pipe materials and jointing systems. Either Pipe Jacking School or Pipe Lining and Replacement School is recommended in conjunction with this course.

• Geotechnical School (includes surface and subsurface investigation requirements for trenchless and open-cut methods)
This school presents geotechnical requirements for both trenchless and open-cut applications. All methods of subsurface explorations, both in the office/lab and in the field, such as utility locating, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), geophysical and geological methods and soil boring and laboratory testing will be discussed. Taking Pipe Jacking or HDD School is recommended in conjunction with this school.

Monday, Jan. 23
8 am-5 pm
• Advanced HDD School (includes planning, design and inspection methods)
This school provides attendees everything they need to know regarding engineering, planning, design, pipe loads and rig setup plus inspection and quality control for an HDD project from inception to completion. Both maxi, midi and mini HDD projects will be discussed. Taking Mud School is recommended in conjunction with this course.