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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

The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University in conjunction with the ASCE's Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) have teamed to hold the second TTC UIS School in 2018. This short course will give practitioners the knowledge and tools to provide competent utility investigations in accordance with accepted national standards (ASCE 38) and to defend against claims through this knowledge and its documentation. In addition to the classroom lectures, practical sessions will be held where participants will be offered hands-on experience with the GPR, PCL, and etc. This 5-day school will be taught by the foremost experts in the geophysics and subsurface utility engineering field.

Utility Investigation is a major component of Utility Engineering. The definition of Utility Engineering is: "Utility Engineering is a branch of Civil Engineering that focuses on the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and asset management of any and all utility systems, as well as the interaction between utility infrastructure and other civil infrastructure."

Date: Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2018, Louisiana Tech Campus, Ruston, LA

For more information go to TTC Utility Investigation School

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