Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT)

Pipe Materials

Pipe Materials for Trenchless Construction: March 22nd

Course Overview

Choosing the appropriate pipe material is a vital component of trenchless construction as type of material needed will vary from site-to-site. Participants in this workshop will learn to recognize which materials are suitable for which construction sites, and why selecting the correct pipe material is important to the longevity of the installation.

8:30-9:00  Breakfast
9:00-9:15  Introduction Ali Bayat, University of Alberta (Canada)
 Overview of Pipe Materials and Design
9:45-10:15  Concrete Pipe- Overview
10:15-10:45  Concrete Jacking Pipe
 Network Break
 PVC Pipe- Overview
 Preston Creelman, Royal Building Products (Canada)
 PVC Cobra Locks
 Preston Creelman
12:00-1:00  Lunch  
1:00-1:45  Hobas Pipe- Overview and Case Studies
 Bijan Khamanian, Hobas Pipe (USA)
 Non-Circular Pipes
 Bijan Khamanian
2:30-2:45  Networking Break
2:45-3:15  HDPE Pipe- Overview
 Camille Rubeiz, Plastic Pipe Institute (USA)
3:15-3:45  Fusible HDPE
 Camille Rubeiz
 Closing Remarks


Cost: $550.00 Materials and lunch included

Duration: one day, 8:30am–4:00pm

Instructors: Ali Bayat, Preston Creelman, Bijan Khamanian, Camille Rubeiz, TBD

To register, please visit the Faculty of Extension’s Engineering Technologies Series website:

For questions and registration assistance, please call 780-492-3116 or email