NASTT to host Canada training courses

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) will be hosting two Trenchless Technology training courses in Canada in June.

NASTT’s HDD Good Practices Course

The horizontal directional drilling (HDD) Good Practices Course will be present on 9 June at L’Association québécoise des transports (AQTr), Montréal (Canada).

The training session will be presented by Dr Alan Atalah (Bowling Green State University) and Aaron Cohen (Arizona State University).

The course will provide contractors, engineers, and owners with a set of guidelines that will assist and allow personnel to have successful HDD installations by training operators and supervisory personnel.

This course includes an in-depth overview of HDD covering six topics:

  1. Operation and application
  2. Equipment and materials
  3. Planning, including surface and geological investigations, utility surveys, bore planning, and regulations and permitting
  4. Jobsite safety
  5. Risk reduction, trouble shooting and mitigation
  6. Design.

To register your interest in the NASTT’s HDD Good Practices Course, visit the event website.

NASTT’s Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course

The NASTT is presenting the Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course in conjunction with the NASTT British Colombia Chapter.

Held on 14 June at the Vernon Atrium Hotel & Conference Centre, British Colombia (Canada), the course provides an overview of pipe bursting and covers four topic areas:

  1. The types, methods and application of pipe bursting
  2. Planning and preliminary design of a pipe bursting job
  3. Design and construction considerations
  4. Troubleshooting and problem solving.

The course will be presented by Dr Alah Atalah and Dr David Bennet.

Dr Atalah is an Associate Professor who teaches construction management at Bowling Green State University.

He has been involved in water and wastewater projects for more than 30 years, 20 years of which were in Trenchless Technology construction.

Dr Bennett is a registered professional engineer and principal of Bennett Trenchless Engineers, a trenchless consulting firm serving clients across North America.

He has authored or co-authored over 50 publications in the areas of trenchless technology and geo-technical engineering, including the HDD Good Practices Guidelines and the Pipe Bursting Good Practices Guidelines.

To register your interest in the NASTT’s Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course, visit the event website.

For further information on upcoming trenchless events in North American, visit the NASTT website.

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