TTC Offering Mini-Seminars as Part of Fall Trenchless Technology Course

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Trenchless Technology Center LogoThe Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University recently launched a series of mini seminars focused on the trenchless industry in conjunction with its annual fall trenchless technology course.

The trenchless technology course at Louisiana Tech University is offered under TTC Director Dr. Tom Iseley’s supervision each fall quarter for the students in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology. The course objective is to prepare students to demonstrate sound engineering judgment for managing the construction, repair, and maintenance of underground infrastructures.

The foremost experts in the trenchless technology industry will instruct these seminars and TTC will provide complimentary registration for students, faculty and staff at Louisiana Tech University and also contractors, consulting engineers, public utility personnel managers, foremen and equipment manufacturers.

The seminars started Sept. 15 with pilot tube microtunnelling featuring guest speaker(s) Jeff Boschert, president, National Clay Pipe Institute and Troy Stokes, international sales manager, Akkerman.

The remaining seminars take place from 10-11:50 a.m. and cover:

  • Sept. 20: Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) – featuring guest speaker(s) Brian Dorwart, senior consultant, Brierley Associates – Wyly Tower Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Sept. 22: Fundamentals of Pipe Bursting – featuring guest speaker(s) Michael E. Woodcock, Portland Utilities Construction Company LLC – Wyly Tower Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Sept. 27: Injection Grouting for the Greater Good of Underground Collection Systems – led by featuring guest speaker(s) Frank Aguilar, vice president of operations, Avanti International – Wyly Tower Room #1527, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Sept. 29: Pipe Inspection and Rehabilitation – NASSCO’s Trenchless Assessment Guide for Rehabilitation Software – featuring guest speaker(s) Dr. John C. Matthews, pipe rehabilitation lead, Pure Technologies – Wyly Tower Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Oct. 4: Managing Utility Risk – Ductile Iron Pipe – featuring guest speaker(s) Gary N. Young, senior vice president, Underground Imaging Technologies (UIT) and Ralph Carpenter, project manager, industrial sales – American Ductile Iron Pipe – Institute for Micromanufacturing (IFM) Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University
  • Oct. 6: Shaft Dewatering – featuring guest speaker(s )Johnny Britt, Gulf regional manager, Thompson Pump – Institute for Micromanufacturing (IFM) Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Oct. 11: Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) – featuring guest speaker(s) Lynn E. Osborn, technical director, NASSCO – Wyly Tower Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Oct. 13: MTBM Equipment & Shaft Construction Process – Slurry Separation – featuring guest speaker(s) Ray Post, vice president, Huxted Tunneling LLC and Matt Wiggins, technical service representative and Solids Control School instructor, Derrick Equipment Company – Wyly Tower Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Oct. 18: Shreveport’s Consent Decree and the Trenchless Technology Program – featuring guest speaker(s) Walter Carpenter, project manager, CDM Smith – Wyly Tower Room #1527, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Oct. 20: Design and Installation of PE4710 Water Mains per ANSI/AWWA C906-15 and AWWA M55-06 – PPI BoreAid Software – featuring guest speaker(s) Camille Rubeiz, director of engineering, Plastic Pipe Institute – Wyly Tower Auditorium, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.
  • Oct. 27: FRP Pipe – featuring guest speaker(s) Rick Turkopp, vice president, engineering, Hobas Pipe – Nethken Hall Room #153, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.

If you need assistance or have additional questions, email Saleh, sbe013@latech.edu

The (TTC) is an industry/university/government research center at Louisiana Tech University and known as a global leader for the development of technologies influencing almost every aspect of trenchless construction methods.

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