Trenchless Technology Center Auger Boring School

TTC Set to Host 2024 Auger Boring School in March

The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University is ready to welcome attendees to the 6th TTC Auger Boring School (ABS), March 5-7, 2024, in Ruston, Louisiana.

This three-day school has been developed to provide attendees with the knowledge and background needed to understand the important components of auger boring and pilot tube operations required to produce successful projects.

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In addition to the classroom lectures, practical sessions will be held where participants will be offered hands-on experience with the actual equipment in a field setting. The Auger Boring School will be instructed by the foremost experts in the industry and will cover all aspects of a project from design to construction, with a special focus on safety.

The course takes place at the LA Tech campus with classroom sessions in the university’s Integrated Engineering and Science Education Building and hands-on sessions at the TTC’s Barbera Education, Research & Training (BERT) facility.

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At the end of the Auger Boring School, each attendee will receive 2.4 CEUs – 24 PDHs and a Certificate of Completion.

The three-day course is designed for; contractors, engineers, project superintendents, foremen, crew members, estimators, public officials, educators, state highway department representatives and regulatory agency representatives.

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Auger Boring School director is John Kraft, Ph.D., Research Associate, Trenchless Technology Center and Adjunct Professor, CE & CET, Louisiana Tech University.

Auger Boring School Registration

Registration for the ABS is $1,795 with an early registration fee of $1,595 for those who sign-up before Jan. 30. The course offers an additional 10 percent discount for three or more attendees from the same company. Municipal employees should contact TTC staff for pricing information.

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For more information on the 2024 Auger Boring School, to register or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, Kraft at or 985-222-5519. Or Fredda Wagner at or 318-257-4072. You can also visit

SOURCE – Trenchless Technology Center

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