The Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University (TTC) will hold its next auger boring school at the Louisiana Tech campus in Ruston, Louisiana, February 13-17, 2017.

Trenchless Technology Center LogoThe TTC hosted the inaugural Auger Boring School at the university in October 2015. New for 2017 is a split into two tracks – one for engineers and the other for contractors. Lessons learned from the 2015 school indicate that focus for planning, design, and construction are significantly different from the prospective of the practicing contractor or engineer.


The same group of volunteer instructors from the 2015 Auger Boring School will participate in the 2017 school. Auger Boring School sponsors American Augers, Barbco, Permalok and Baroid will provide the equipment, pipe joints and all necessary to prepare drilling fluids for the practical sessions. Other sponsors include Brierley Associates, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Midwest Mole, Thompson Pump and Wicker Construction Co. TTC will do all necessary preparations for the school and manage the week-long event.

Registration through Nov. 30 is $1,345, registration from Dec. 1-31 is $1,445 and registration after Jan. 1, 2017 is $1,559. There is a 10 percent discount for three or more attendees from the same company.

For more information and to register online, visit or contact Jadranka Simicevic at

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