Upcoming Events

The following workshops will be offered in the 2019-20 academic year. If you would like to be notified when other courses become available, contact Lana at gutwin@ualberta.ca.

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: February 27, 2020

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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: March 26, 2020

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2020 FTTx Underground Construction Symposium

This symposium will focus on fibre construction from the perspective of all stakeholders: service providers, municipalities, construction contractors, and equipment manufacturers. Customer demand for gigabit internet services is driving service providers to switch to all-fibre infrastructures and to undertake billions of dollars in underground fibre construction. Industry interest in reducing the costs and risks of this investment is driving significant advancements in fibre construction. This workshop will focus on these improvements, with information presented about the cutting edge technologies, materials, and equipment now being deployed in the industry. In addition, industrial and public sector leaders will offer their perspectives on current risks to successful fibre construction projects, and discuss issues and challenges surrounding fibre optic network installation that should guide future innovation.

Date: April 1-2, 2020