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.
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).
CEU and PDH
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, contact CUIRE at +1 (817) 272-9177, email@example.com.
School A – Evaluations 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.
School B – Rigid and Flexible Pipes:
1:00 – 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.
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.
School E – Spray Applied Pipe Linings:
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: 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.
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.
The registration fees for these Schools are according to following table:
Before December 15
After December 15
What you Receive
1 School (1/2-Day)
Up to 0.4 CEU, 4 PDHs
2 Schools (1-Day)
Up to 0.8 CEUs, 8 PDHs
By completing each School, you will receive:
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.
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.
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 https://uta.engineering/cuireschools2024/
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