October 2022 Vol. 77 No. 10


UCT 2023: Vital Intel to Grow Your Skills, Business

(UC) — Preparations for Underground Construction magazine’s 28th Annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) are kicking into high gear. UCT will be in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center, Feb. 7-9, 2023. 

UCT is getting down to business so that you will be equipped to do business better. The industry-leading educational presentations and panel discussions are Tuesday and Wednesday morning with Thursday being a condensed day. The timing is designed so that you may take full advantage of the learning and networking opportunities in the exhibit hall. 

More than 80 sessions are available, and the main program qualifies for up to 9.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/0.9 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). 

Program tracks include HDD, HDD & Energy, Sewer/Water (new construction and rehabilitation), Asset Management, Women in Underground Infrastructure, Emerging Technology, Electric/Fiber Construction, Damage Prevention and Safety, Manholes, and Infiltration & Inflow. To see the full slate of sessions, visit uctonline.com. 

To bring even greater value to attendees, UCT has partnered with NASSCO to offer an abbreviated version of its NASSCO Exchange. This special track will consist of educational sessions featuring several of the industry resources developed by NASSCO’s dynamic Technical Committees. 

The Committees work diligently throughout the year to achieve NASSCO’s mission to set standards for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure and to assure the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies. 

We’re busy filling booths with equipment and technologies and fantastic exhibitors so that you can learn the practical use of the technologies discussed during the education sessions. 

CUIRE returns with pre-show schools 

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE), will hold its 21st Annual Pipeline and Trenchless Technology Training and Certification Schools in conjunction with UCT. Taking place on Monday, February 6 at the Orange County Convention Center, this year’s program includes Pipes (Schools A & B), Advanced HDD (Schools C & D), as well as half-day Microtunneling/Pilot Tube (School E) and Spray Applied Pipe Lining – SAPL (School F). 

CUIRE Schools are organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, at The University of Texas at Arlington; and cosponsored by Underground Construction magazine. To learn more and register, contact CUIRE at (817) 272-9177, cuire@uta.edu, or visit uta.engineering/cuireschools. 

Special events 

The inaugural Underground Construction Awards (UCAs) will be held at a special ceremony on Monday, Feb. 6. UCAs mark the next big event for underground industry awards. The program will recognize accomplishments, projects and technology advances that have made a significant impact on the market. 

Sponsored by Underground Construction magazine, UCAs represent the best opportunity of the year to truly appreciate and honor the best of this grand, underground infrastructure industry, which we all relish and participate in. View the finalists at UC-Awards.com. 

Top 10 Reasons to Attend UCT 

  1. Orlando is practically in your backyard, not clear across the country 
  2. Orlando is a fantastic location – especially in winter! 
  3. Registration rates are affordable 
  4. Gain new perspectives with focused program tracks 
  5. Earn valuable PDHs/CEUs 
  6. The industry’s brightest SME’s lead the comprehensive sessions 
  7. Orlando airfares are among the lowest of major destinations 
  8. 75-plus world-class restaurants and 100-plus unique entertainment experiences are within a two-mile radius of the convention center 
  9. Orlando’s year-round average temperature is 78 degrees – perfect for leaving the winter doldrums behind 
  10. Network with like-minded professionals in the exhibit hall 


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