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TTC Specialty Schools

TTC Auger Boring School

The TTC Auger Boring School (ABS) is a one-week course about auger boring method of pipeline installation, a well-established and perhaps most common trenchless application. This intensive course provides students the knowledge and tools for planning and performing successful auger boring projects. It covers all aspects of auger boring projects from design to construction, including safety.

TTC ABS is the first of short specialty schools developed by the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC). The school was held for the first time in October 2015 when a total of 22 students attended. See the article in the Underground Construction Magazine December 2015 issue Inaugural TTC Auger Boring School Impresses Attendees.

National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) supports the ABS school:

"NUCA fully endorses TTC's Auger Boring School. We have reviewed the curriculum, and I am impressed with the program tailored specifically for contractors. This is the only school where contractors can fully train their foremen and operators in auger boring operations." --Jeff Rumer, NUCA Chairman of the Board and President of UIT, Denver, Colorado.


The next ABS is scheduled in February 2017 and will have two tracks, Engineers’ and Contractors’ Track. See the daily schedule of classes here and the description of classes here.

Time: Feb 13-17, 2017

TTC Utility Investigations School

This is a one-week, graduate level course of instruction on Utility Investigations.

This intensive course that will provide students the knowledge and tools for competent utility investigations in accordance with accepted national standards.

Designed for the licensed professional, the experienced practitioner or the one just starting out in the field, this school is truly a first of its kind. This course is the first in a series of planned graduate level courses in the field of Utility Engineering.

Time: Aug 15-19, 2016, Louisiana Tech Campus, Ruston, LA

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