The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has teamed up with the Division of the Construction Engineering & Management at College of Engineering Purdue University to hold the fourth annual Auger Boring School (ABS).

The ABS is set to take place at the Barbera Education, Research & Training (BERT) Facility, Louisiana Tech University from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7-11, 2020.

This five-day school has been developed to provide students with the knowledge and background needed to understand the important components of auger boring (AB) operations required to produce successful projects. In addition to the classroom lectures, practical sessions will be held where participants will be offered hands-on experience with the AB equipment.

The school will be instructed by the foremost experts in the country. The course covers all aspects of a project from design to construction, with special focus on safety.

This five-day school has been designed for contractors, engineers, project superintendents, foremen, crew members, estimators, public officials, educators, state highway department representatives and regulatory agency representatives. At the end of this short course, students will receive 4 CEUs – 40 PDHs and a certificate of completion.

Early registration – through Nov. 9 – is $1,795. Registration after that date is $1,995. There is a 10 percent discount on registration for three or more attendees from the same company. Register here.  For additional questions, contact Saleh Behbahani at or Fredda Wagner at for registration questions.

Because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the ABS back-up date is set for Jan. 11-15, 2021. The CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be followed for this event. If TTC has to postpone this event due to reasons beyond its control, TTC will not be responsible to any cancellation costs experienced by registrants except if they cannot make the backup date of Jan. 11 work, TTC will provide a full refund. All registrants will need to build travel flexibility into their plans.