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22nd Annual Trenchless Technology Certification Schools

Center for Underground Infrastructure
Research & Education (CUIRE)

Monday, March 18.2024
Oklahoma City, OK

CUIRE at the University of Texas at Arlington will hold its 22nd Annual Pipeline and Trenchless Technology Training and Certification Schools in conjunction with the Underground Infrastructure Technology (UIT) Conference on Monday, March 18, 2024, at Oklahoma City Convention Center, OK. This year's program includes CIPP School (School A), Pipe School (School B), HDD Schools for Difficult Soil Conditions (Schools C & D), Innovative Technologies to Improve Monitoring of Water Assets (School E) and Structural Spray Applied Pipe Lining - SAPL (School F).

All the Schools will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Oklahoma City Convention Center, OK.


Each School (½ Day) 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:

CIPP School

School A - Evaluations of CIPP Projects

8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: This School will cover an overview of CIPP applications, with focus on different types of resin (polyester, epoxy, and vinyl ester) and different curing methods of water, steam and UV light. Are CIPP emissions harmful to community and residents? This School will provide an answer to this question.

Pipe School

School B - Rigid and Flexible Pipes

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: This School will cover applications, capabilities, manufacturing, standards, advantages and limitations of flexible pipes such as ductile iron, PVC, HDPE, fiberglass, polypropylene, steel; and rigid pipes such as clay, concrete and new developments in these pipe materials and joining systems.

Advanced Horizontal Directional Drilling for Difficult Soil Conditions (HDD) Schools

School C - HDD Planning and Design

8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: Planning and Design of large, mid- and small-size HDD projects from inception to closeout and delivery considering swelling soils and rock conditions. The School will include talks on pipe loads, bore planning, drilling fluids and case studies.

School D - HDD Construction Considerations

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: This School will include avoiding pitfalls during Construction of HDD projects of all sizes, for challenging soil conditions, and includes tracking, tooling, and locating and case studies.

SAPL School

School E - Spray Applied Pipe Linings

8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: This School will cover Structural applications 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. ASTM and AWWA standards and guidelines will be discussed.

Water Asset Monitoring School

School F - Innovative Technologies for Monitoring of Water Assets

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: This School will cover the utilization of existing and innovative monitoring technologies (such drones, sensors, fiber optics, etc.) to monitor water assets and will provide case studies of existing monitoring technologies and guidelines for water utilities to select proper monitoring methods by analyzing costs and technical requirements. Applications for aboveground and underground assets will be discussed. Interim results of current Water Research Foundation (WRF) project under progress will be presented.

Registration and Credits

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

Schools Before
December 15
On and After
December 15
On Site What you Receive
1 School (1/2-Day) $245 $345 $400 Up to 0.4 CEU, 4 PDHs
Discounted UIC Registration
Discounted Trenchless Technology Book, 2nd Edition
Certification Card
A PDF copy of all the presentations
2 Schools (1-Day) $415 $515 $600 Up to 0.8 CEUs, 8 PDHs
Discounted UIC Registration
Discounted Trenchless Technology Book, 2nd Edition
Certification Card
A PDF copy of all the presentations


By completing each School, you will receive:

Who Should Attend?

Public officials, transportation agencies, design and consulting 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 Infrastructure Magazine.

Registration Particulars

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

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 12 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 UIC Web site at for hotel reservation information. For technical program information, 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