Trenchless Technology: A Solution to Open Excavation

Online /
Dec 9 - 10, 2021 /
Course Code: 12-1214-ONL21

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  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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.

Course Outline:

  • 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

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

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

Day II

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


Abouzar Sadrekarimi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Abouzar 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

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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