December 2015 Vol. 70 No. 12


Earn CEUs/PDHs at UCT!

Earn CEUs/PDHs at UCT by attending the UCT primary education program  as well as seminars and workshops hosted by industry partners, Monday, Feb. 1 through Tuesday, Feb. 2. These programs will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. Advance registration is necessary as seating is limited. Take advantage of all of the educational opportunities that UCT has to offer.

BONUS – industry partner program registration includes complimentary access to the full UCT conference (education, exhibits and the networking reception). Register today at Take a look at the additional course offerings brought to you by the leader in education – UCT!

For more information about UCT educational sessions and specialty training, visit

Specialty Training

CUIRE Training Schools
The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE) is offering half-day certification schools designed specifically for personnel in the underground utilities construction and rehabilitation industry. If you are a public official, engineer, utility company personnel, designers, utility owner/operator or a contractor involved with constructing, renewing and managing utilities, then CUIRE’s engineering and inspector training and certification schools are for you. Course instruction will be provided by notable industry experts.

Each school qualifies for CEUs and PDHs through the University of Texas at Arlington. The rate for each half-day school is $195 before Dec. 1, $295 after Dec. 1. For more information regarding these courses, contact CUIRE at (817) 272-9177 or email: Choose from the following Certification Schools:

Monday, Feb. 1
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Geotechnical School©
Geotechnical requirements for both trenchless applications – soft soils and rock investigations methods will be presented, in addition to how ground conditions impact trenchless feasibility and productivity.

Pipe School©
Applications, advantages and limitations of each type of pipe, such as steel, ductile iron, vitrified clay, PVC, HDPE, fiber-glass, etc., and new developments in pipe materials and jointing systems will be discussed.

1 – 5 p.m.
Mud School for Trenchless Technology
Attendees will learn everything they need to know to properly mix and apply drilling fluids for trenchless applications, including spoil removal and lubrication applications.

Horizontal Auger Boring School©
Learn about the planning, design and construction of conventional pipe jacking, horizontal auger boring and pipe ramming.

Tuesday, Feb. 2
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Planning and Design School©
This course will cover planning and design of large-, mid- and small-size HDD projects from inception to closeout and delivery. This school includes site conditions, wireline tracking, drilling fluids and case studies.

Pipe Lining and Renewal School©
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and pipe lining methods will be discussed. Included will be the planning, design, construction, inspection and QA/QC for CIPP.

1 – 5 p.m.
Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Construction School©:
This school covers HDD construction and includes tracking and locating, pipe loads, bore planning, pipe considerations, tracking and locating and case studies.

Pilot Tube Microtunneling School©
Learn how to plan, design and construct using pilot tube microtunneling. Case studies will be presented.


Structural Rehabilitation Design For Sewer & Water Pipes
Tuesday, Feb. 2
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Westin Peachtree
Cost: $300 ($200 each additional
attendee from same company)
Includes 8 PDH credits.

Why you should attend:
This workshop will present the essential engineering concepts required to produce valid structural rehabilitation designs for rigid pipes. The design process will be compared to current design methods such as ASTM F1216, AWWA M28 and WRc. The discussion will focus on gravity flow sewer pipes and will be extended to internal pressure pipes as well. The 2016 course will include rehabilitation of Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe (PCCP). Appropriate technical references and computational tools will be identified. George McAlpine, PhD, will provide instruction. For more information, contact McAlpine at


Rehabilitation Strategy Seminar
Thursday, Feb. 4, 8:30 – 11:55 a.m.
This seminar covers four key elements of discussion:

  • A 10-Step Plan for a Municipal I/I Reduction and Sewer Rehabilitation Program
  • “If I had this to do over…” Twelve Steps To Successfully Measure Effectiveness of Sewer Rehabilitation
  • Nashville & Brentwood – Removing 4.1 Billion Gallons of I/I
  • Service Laterals as a Critical Part of the Rehab Program

A new statewide study of I/I in Tennessee municipal collection systems showed an average of 46 percent I/I in collection systems and that two-thirds of the systems had more than 50% I/I. These systems likely are representative of many collection systems in the southeastern USA. This level of leakage should provide a powerful incentive for municipalities to measure the condition of their sewers and develop a strategy for corrective action.

This seminar uses the results from work in small and large municipal systems to teach a strategy for conducting a successful sewer rehabilitation program for SSO and I/I reduction. The strategy resembles extensive before-after flow measurements for 30 project areas, which included 110 miles of sewer lining, and manhole and service lateral rehabilitation on all lined sewers. The strategy proved the value of the System Approach for aggressive rehabilitation of deteriorated sewers targeted in priority basins rather than a “find-and-fix” approach for scattered individual pipe defects. Municipal sewer O&M savings generally resulted in a payback period of about 10 years for project construction costs. A logical and intuitive 10-step strategy stands as the formula to approach.

Before-after flow monitoring, and rehabilitation of sewer service laterals were critical for successful programs. The presentations will identify pitfalls for flow/rainfall monitoring and explain the analysis of monitoring data in general terms applied to improve the results regardless of the brand of equipment. Sewer service laterals are significant sources of a pilot study, and I/I will be explained which isolated and measured the I/I contribution from service laterals.

This workshop is taught by industry experts George Kurz, P.E., DEE, consulting engineer, and Pat Stevens, P.E., vice president of engineering at ADS Environmental Services.


NASSCO PACP Trainer Course
(Certification & Recertification)
Tuesday, Feb. 2
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Certification: $750;
Recertification: $250
Space is limited to 4 attendees!

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) PACP Trainer Course is designed for current PACP 7.0 trainers who need to be recertified and PACP users who have fulfilled the prerequisites to become trainers. This session will ensure the candidate is able to correctly arrange for, conduct and complete PACP classes, and is knowledgeable in all areas of PACP. Attendees must own and bring a current version of the PACP 7.0 manual to class. Registration for this course is subject
to NASSCO approval. Submit your application, resume and letter stating why you would like to be certified or recertified to or fax to (410) 442-7788.

NASSCO Inspector Training & Certification Program for Cured-In-Place Pipe (ITCP-CIPP)
Monday, Feb. 1 – Tuesday, Feb. 2
1 – 5:30 p.m. – Day 1
8 – 5 p.m. – Day 2
Cost: $995 for NASSCO Members; $1,095 for Non-Members
Space is limited!

NASSCO’s Inspector Training and Certification Program (ITCP) is a new standard national training and certification program that provides field construction professionals with comprehensive learning and tools to understand and inspect trenchless pipeline renewal technology. This training is intended for consulting engineers who provide inspection services, municipal engineers who perform inspection on their projects, inspectors who are on site inspecting the project and all who need a comprehensive understanding of the cured-in-place pipeline renewal technology.

For more information, contact: Gerry Muenchmeyer, P.E. at

What You Will Learn:

  • Project applicability and technology standards
  • When is the best time to install a CIPP liner?
  • Technology materials and processes. What affects the 50-year plus design and service life?
    • Resin Quality
    • Resin Quantity
    • Pipeline Preparation
    • CIPP Curing
  • Service reconnection quality
  • Identifying, inspecting and documenting all key aspects before, during and after construction. Review of potential defects and proper repair.
  • What needs to be included in the specifications, so the contractor delivers a quality product?
  • How should the lateral be re-opened?
    • Different methods
    • Opening Size
    • Delivered quality

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