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19th Annual Trenchless Technology Certification Schools
Center for Underground Infrastructure
Research & Education (CUIRE)
Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee

CUIRE at the University of Texas at Arlington will hold its 19th annual Pipeline and Trenchless Technology Training and Certification Schools in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology (UCT) International Conference & Exhibition. This year's program includes Advanced HDD School, Geotechnical School, Pipe School as well as ½ day of Pipeline Inspection School, and Microtunneling and Pilot Tube School. Attendees may register for any of the following ½ Schools.

Monday, July 12, 2021

8:00 AM – Noon

  • School A – Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) School (Part One) – Planning and design of large, mid- and small-size HDD projects from inception to closeout and delivery. The school will include talks on pipe loads, bore planning, drilling fluids and case studies.
  • School B – Geotechnical School (Part One) – Geotechnical requirements for both trenchless and open-cut applications, soft soils and rock investigations methods, and how ground conditions will affect trenchless feasibility and productivity.
  • School C – Pipe School (Part One) – This school will cover applications, capabilities, manufacturing, standards, advantages and limitations of steel, and rigid pipes such as clay, concrete and new developments in these pipe materials and joining systems.

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

8:00 AM – Noon

  • School G – Microtunneling and Pilot Tube School – This school will cover planning, design and construction of Microtunneling Methods (MT) and Pilot Tube and Other Guided Boring Methods (PTGBM), and will includes case studies. A discussion of new ASCE Microtunneling Standards and Manual of Practice on PTGBM will be presented by authors.
  • School H – Spray Applied Pipe Linings – This school will cover application of Spray Applied Pipe Linings (SAPLs) for water, sewer (sanitary and storm), oil and gas. Information on polymeric and cementitious/geopolymer SAPLs, such as planning and design, material properties, surface preparation, installation methods, and performance specifications will be provided.


Each ½ day school qualifies for 0.4 CEU and 4 PDHs through the University of Texas at Arlington. For more information regarding these Schools, contact CUIRE at (817) 272-9177 or email:

Registration and Credits

The registration fees for these Schools are according to following table:

Schools Before June 15 On and After June 15 On Site (Cash or Check Only) What you Receive
1/2-Day $195 $295 $350 Up to 0.4 CEU, 4 PDHs
Discounted UCT Registration
1-Day $365 $465 $550 Up to 0.8 CEUs, 8 PDHs
Discounted UCT Registration
Trenchless Technology Book
1.5-Day $515 $615 $850 Up to 1.2 CEUs, 12 PDHs
Discounted UCT Registration
Trenchless Technology Book

Detailed Information

By completing each School, you will receive:

  • A complimentary copy of, Trenchless Technology: Planning, Equipment and Methods - a $135 value! (Only for 1-day and 1.5-day Schools).
  • A wallet-size certification.
  • Up to 1.2 CEUs and 12 PDHs.
  • A PDF copy of all the presentations.
  • As a bonus, a discounted registration to UCT is also included with each School (includes daily registrations)!
  • Your name and company information will be featured on CUIRE Web site (Optional)

Who Should Attend?

Public officials, engineers, utility company personnel, designers, utility owners and operators, and contractors who are involved with constructing, renewing, and managing utilities. CUIRE Schools are organized by the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE), Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington; and cosponsored by Underground Construction Magazine.

Registration Particulars

Pay with check or credit card (Visa, Master Card, Amex, and Discover). Register early: Registration is limited to first 40 people on a first time, first-serve bases.

On-site (walk-in) registrations are welcome based on space availability only.

Call CUIRE at 817-272-9177, or email to make sure space is available.

Learn from Experts Program

The schools will be taught by CUIRE Board Members and Friends who have many years of experience in the area of their teaching.

No-Risk Registration

If you cannot attend the School, you may send a substitute. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the program, let us know at 817-272-9177 or know within one week of the program, and we will set things right with you!

Certificate & Professional Development Hours: These Schools qualify for up to 1.2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) of continuing education credit. A PDH certificate-indicating inspector training will be awarded at the conclusion of the School. The wallet-size certificate will be mailed shortly after completion of the Schools.

Hotel Information

See UCT Web site at for hotel reservation information (see also next page).For technical program information, visit, email, or call 817-272-9177

Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities requiring assistance should email well in advance of the meeting date. Late requests will be met when possible.

Tax Information

Your educational training may be tax deductible.


CUIRE reserves the right to change program, substitute speakers, or modify or cancel a School due to insufficient enrollment. For more information, contact CUIRE at (817) 272-9177, or email or visit