Trenchless Technology: A Solution to Open Excavation
Sep 19 - 20, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-0929-2369
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Gain detailed knowledge of current trenchless technology construction methods
- Understand advantages and benefits of each trenchless technology technique
- Determine design specifications, dimension, and required jacking loads based on existing mechanical methods
- Use existing trenchless technology guidelines and design standards in selecting appropriate trenchless technology method
- Learn estimate jacking forces
The aging underground infrastructure and extensive utilities of Canadian cities requires their renewal and rehabilitation. Conventional trenching methods however can be very disruptive in congested urban areas, high-traffic roads and highways and business owners. Trenchless technology construction methods are developed and increasingly used for installing new pipelines, or utility lines without trenching excavation.
Knowledge of the challenges, specification and design requirements of trenchless technology methods would lead to better selection and operation of these methods.
- Review of existing trenchless technology construction methods
- Comparison with conventional trenching techniques
- Standard specification of each trenchless technology method
- Estimation of jacking loads
- Review and comparison of current standards and guidelines for trenchless technology
- Case studies of actual projects
Who Should Attend:
Municipal Engineers • Planners • Utility Owners • Engineers • Construction Contractors
8:00 Registration and Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
There is a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshments and networking break each morning and afternoon. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
8:30 – 10:30 am
- Introduction to Required Background in Soil Mechanics
- Introduction to Trenchless Technology Techniques
10:30 – 10:45 am: Coffee break
10:45 am – 12 pm
- Equipment and Materials for Trenchless Technology
- Current Trenchless Technology Methods
12 - 1 pm: Lunch break
1 – 2:30 pm
- Estimation of Jacking Loads
- Methods to Reduce Jacking Force
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Coffee break
2:45 – 4:30 pm
- Current Guidelines and Standards for Trenchless Technology
- Parametric Analysis of Pipe Jacking Force
8:30 – 10:30 am
- Comparison of Jacking Forces with Field Measurements
10:30 – 10:45 am: coffee break
10:45 am - 12 pm
- Cost Analysis and Comparison with Open-trench Methods
- Trenchless Technology Project Delivery Methods
12 – 1 pm: Lunch break
1 – 2:30 pm
- Examples for Design and Estimation of Jacking Loads
2:30 – 2:45 pm: coffee break
2:45 - 4:30 pm
- Case Studies of Trenchless Technology Projects
InstructorAbouzar Sadrekarimi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Dr. Sadrekarimi is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Western University (London, Ontario).
Dr. Sadrekarimi’s academic and professional expertise involve soil mechanics, foundation engineering, deep foundations, dam, advanced soil testing and characterization of soil behavior, in-situ testing, soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, static and dynamic analysis of retaining walls, buried structures, and slope stability analysis. He joined Western after several years of engineering practical experience at Golder Associates Ltd.
Dr. Sadrekarimi has over 50 published papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and journals. Dr. Sadrekarimi is a member of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMFE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Canadian Geotechnical Society, research director of Western’s Geotechnical Research Centre (GRC), and an associate editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
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Fee & Credits
$1495 + taxesFee after August 9, 2019:
$1695 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- EPIC courses qualify for ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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