Trenchless Technology Masterclass

Trenchless techniques can save communities millions of dollars. Historically, underground utility piping had to be installed by open cut excavation, or jack-and-bore operations. These techniques are disruptive to the environment, vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Construction zones or detour routes affect commerce and are costly from a fiscal, social and environmental perspective. While there is no zero-impact pipe installation method, more and more techniques are being developed to minimize disruption at affordable costs.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Installation of new pipes, e.g. horizontal directional drilling, micro-tunnelling, pipe ramming
  • Rehabilitation of existing pipes, e.g. pipe bursting, CIPP and other lining techniques, patch repairs, grouting and the rehabilitation of man-entry and pressure pipes
  • Overview of the various techniques available
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique, highlighting where the techniques are suitable and where they are not
  • Discuss the risks associated with each technique
  • Outline the investigation works that should be carried out before the commencement of construction works
  • Discuss the factors that should be considered in the design of projects involving trenchless technology
  • Review the issues that should be considered when selecting which trenchless technology technique to use and which contractor to engage
  • Discuss the items that should be considered when supervising the construction of trenchless technology works

Who Should Attend?

This 3-day masterclass is designed for contractors, clients and consultants from Water, Wasterwater, Oil, Gas, Power, Mining, Sewage, Chemical, and Telecommunications Industries who may be responsible for projects involving the planning, design, maintenance and installation of pipes and cables.

Specific job titles would include:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Microtunnelling and Horizontal Drilling Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Pipeline Inspectors
  • Contractors in Utilities
  • Engineers Managing Utilities
  • Public Works Directors
  • Pipe Manufacturers
  • Government Officials
  • Utility Officials
  • Owners of Pipeline Assets
  • Consultants
  • Academia

Event Details

18th – 20th August 2019
Dubai, UAE