CUIRE Training Schools


The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research & Education (CUIRE), at the University of Texas at Arlington, will hold its 22nd Annual Pipeline and Trenchless Technology Training and Certification Schools in conjunction with UIC on Monday, March 18 at the Oklahoma City Convention Center (rooms to be announced). 

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.

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.

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).


Each School (½ Day) qualifies for 0.4 CEU and 4 PDHs through the University of Texas at Arlington.

For more information on these Schools and to register, contact CUIRE at +1 (817) 272-9177,

CIPP School

School A – Air Monitoring of CIPP Projects:

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 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 the community and residents? This School will provide an answer to this question.

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

School C – HDD Planning and Design:

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 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 – 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.

Water Asset Monitoring School

School F – Innovative Technologies for Monitoring of Water Assets:

1:00 – 5:00 PM: This School will cover the utilization of existing and innovative monitoring technologies (such as 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:


Before December 15

After December 15

 On Site

 What you Receive

1 School (1/2-Day)




Up to 0.4 CEU, 4 PDHs
Discounted UIC Registration
Discounted Trenchless Technology Book, 2nd Edition
Certification Card
A PDF copy of the presentations

2 Schools (1-Day)




Up to 0.8 CEUs, 8 PDHs
Discounted UIC Registration
Discounted Trenchless Technology Book, 2nd Edition
Certification Card
A PDF copy of the presentations


By completing each School, you will receive:

  • A discounted copy of Trenchless Technology: Pipeline and Utility Design, Construction, and Renewal, 2nd Edition (Published in 2022) – a $125 value!
  • A wallet-size certification card.
  • Up to 0.8 CEUs and 8 PDHs.
  • A PDF copy of all the presentations.
  • As a bonus, a discounted registration to UIC is also included with each School!
  • Your name and company information will be featured on CUIRE Web site (Optional)

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.

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

Call CUIRE at 817-272-9177, or email cu***@ut*.edu 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 CUIRE Schools, you may send a substitute. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the CUIRE School program, let us know at 817-272-9177 or cu***@ut*.edu 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.

Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities requiring assistance should email cu***@ut*.edu 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 cu***@ut*.edu or visit

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