Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT)

Upcoming Events

The following workshops will be offered in the 2019-20 academic year. To be notified when other courses become available, select the course title from the Trenchless Technologies series homepage.

Trenchless Technologies 101

From the industrial sector and the oil and gas industry, to construction and telecommunications, trenchless technologies are rapidly becoming a fundamental component of construction projects. Trenchless Technologies 101 will provide an introduction to the concept of, and technologies behind, trenchless innovations. It will present participants with the opportunity to discover why new trenchless designs are at the forefront of today’s construction needs.

Date: September 19, 2019
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Advanced HDD Design

Participants with previous knowledge of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) will be provided with in in-depth examination of the key elements of design that must be considered for HDD. The specifics of design, implementation, and risk will be examined in detail, allowing participants to expand their knowledge and understanding of the HDD process. This course will be most beneficial to individuals who have previous experience with HDD.

Date: November 7, 2019
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Microtunneling and Pilot Tube Microtunneling

Microtunneling and Pilot Tube Microtunneling (PTMT) are economically viable developments in pipe installation that do not require extensive surface disruption. This workshop will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the leading technologies behind microtunneling and PTMT. Participants will gain understanding of the pipe installation process and why microtunneling is becoming a leading choice for the installation process.

Date: February 27, 2020
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Geotechnical Consideration for Underground Trenchless Construction

This course will introduce students to the many geotechnical features that must be considered before the start of trenchless construction. Through the establishment of what constitutes “geotechnical”, students will learn what aspects of the site’s sub-ground must be surveyed before trenchless installation may begin. Students will have the chance to discover why these considerations are significant to trenchless construction as well as learn the adverse results of disregarding the site’s geotechnical features.

Date: March 26, 2020
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