CUIRE to host 4th annual Texas Utility Engineering and Surveying Conference in July

The conference, taking place July 26-27, 2023, will include a keynote presentation, three concurrent tracks, and exhibits from companies throughout the industry.

Fiber Broadband Association expands state broadband resources with Workforce Development Guidebook

(UI) — FBA’s Workforce Development Guidebook notes that, according to the government’s calculations, 150,000 telecom jobs will be created by BEAD, while research by the Fiber Broadband Association estimates the industry will need over 205,000 new jobs in the next five years to construct, operate, and maintain these new networks in every state.

NERP partners with Ohio Stormwater Association for industry certifications

Through this partnership, OSWA members will have access to certain NREP certifications at a reduced rate, including the Certified Environmental Stormwater Compliance Professional (CESCP) certification.

‌HDD Association to hold free mud training school

(UI) — The recently formed Horizontal Directional Drilling Association (HDDA) will hold its first industry training session on May 18 at the Doubletree Hotel adjacent to Love Field in Dallas.

CIGMAT 2023: Infrastructure, energy, geotechnical, flooding, sustainability issues

(UI) — The 28th “Infrastructure, Energy, Geotechnical, Flooding and Sustainable Issues Related to Houston and Other Major Cities,” organized by the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston on was held back in March, at the University of Houston Hilton.

Fiber Broadband Association digs into microtrenching’s ability to close the digital equity gap

(UI) — The new Fiber Broadband Association white paper explores multiple fiber deployment styles, including microtrenching, horizontal directional drilling, plowing, conventional trenching, and missile boring.

HDD Association hosts complimentary mud training school

(UI) — The business meeting will begin at 9 a.m., on May 18, with an introduction as to the purpose and direction of the association. All utility and pipeline professionals with core or related HDD business are encouraged to attend. The program will be complimentary to HDD personnel.

North Carolina lawmakers propose $2 billion investment plan for water, sewer projects

Rep. Dean Arp, a Union County Republican and one of the chief budget writers, said the House plan includes $3.6 billion on infrastructure investments over the next two years, along with $2 billion for local and regional water and sewer system projects.

Registration open for 17th ASCE UESI/BAMI-I Utility Investigation School

(UI) — The Buried Asset Management Institute – International (BAMI-I) and ASCE’S Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Pittsburgh chapter have teamed to conduct the 17th ASCE UESI/BAMI-I UIS School in 2023.

NYU, BAMI form 18th Utility Investigation School for aspiring utility professionals

This short course will give practitioners the knowledge and tools to provide competent utility investigations in accordance with accepted national standards and to defend against claims through this knowledge and its documentation.

Volvo CE breaks ground on $6.4M training center

Volvo Construction Equipment broke ground on a new $6.4 million technician training center at the company’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

NUCA releases updated trenchless tech manual

The National Utility Contractors Association released its updated “Trenchless Construction and New Installation Methods” manual.

CGA announces Tristan Brown as keynote at 2022 CGA Conference & Expo

Common Ground Alliance announces Tristan Brown, deputy administrator of PHMSA as the keynote speaker of the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo.

Brown and Cadwell is awarded $100K grant to study energy optimization

Brown and Cadwell is awarded a grant to study energy optimization through the “Developing a Framework for Quantifying Energy Optimization Reporting” project.

ARA Foundation awards $128,500 in scholarships

The American Rental Association awards 66 individual scholarships to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry.

Registration opens for CIGMAT 2022 Conference

The one-day conference will cover current and proposed projects for 2022-2023 in the Greater Houston area and other major cities along with panel discussions covering critical industry topics.

PCCA Announces 2022-2023 Scholarship Program

PCCA opens its scholarship program for the 2022-2023 school year.

Virtual Municipal Forum on Trenchless Technology

The Trenchless Technology Center is hosting a virtual forum on Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. CDT

Call for Proposals for the 2022 CGA Conference & Expo Now Open

CGA invites leaders to share their damage prevention success stories and set the agenda for the next decade of damage prevention in Anaheim, Calif., in April 2022.

Wichita State University Selected for EPA Grant Funding to Create WaterCorps Career Network

The Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center received a grant to help build the water workforce through education funding.

New ASCE Book Aids Stakeholders in Underground Excavation

A new book released by ASCE press aids stakeholders in reducing damage during the excavation of underground utilities.

Patrick D. Michels Elected to National Academy of Construction

Patrick D. Michels, president and CEO of Michels Corporation, will be formally inducted as a member of the National Academy of Construction in October.

Gold Shovel Association Announces New Additions to its Certification Program

The Gold Shovel Association adds new safety standards to its certification course to promote best practices across the industry.

Submit Abstracts for Pipelines 2022 and Surveying & Geomatics 2022

Abstract submissions are now open through September for two UESI 2022 conferences in Indiana.

Purdue University Hosts 10th Annual Utility Investigation School

Purdue University hosts an annual utility investigation school from Sept. 13-17.

Common Ground Alliance Releases Newest Edition of Best Practices Guide

The Common Ground Alliance has released a new edition of its Best Practices Guide.

LSC-University Park Provides Steady Career Path Safeguarding Pipelines

Lone Star College-University Park developed a program for a career in corrosion control.

United Rentals Trench Safety Digital Learning Series Discusses Safety Powered by Productivity

United Rentals will have an online series June 14-18 that offers free educational sessions about work safety.

The 9th ASCE UESI/BAMI-I UIS School Will Be Held in August

An annual 5-day certification course focused on utility investigations at Lawrence Technology University will take place in August.

Water Management Course Set for US, European Grad Students

A new grant funds a two-week water management graduate course in the Netherlands for U.S. and European students to attend.