The most expansive selection of unique, current market information around is available during the week-long educational program. UCT’s primary program qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in conjunction with the University of Texas at Arlington.
Earn a substantial portion of your annual educational credits by attending 8.5 hours of the primary program and satisfy the engineering ethics requirement for the annual license renewal by taking the Ethics for Engineering course, now offered on two days for your convenience. And, by taking one or more of the special industry courses, you can double or triple your CEU/PDH credits!
Presented by speakers who are leaders in their fields, these programs are UCT exclusives. The 2013 program features new tutorials, engaging panel discussions, interactive presentations, detailed case histories and a whole lot more. For session details, click on the corresponding link below, or for a condensed version (title/date/time) click here.
UCT Primary Program, Jan. 29-31 (subject to change)
TUTORIALS: INTRODUCTION TO SEWER
& WATER REHAB TECHNOLOGIES
These always-popular tutorials are tailored for both the beginner and the more advanced professional. Tutorials provide information and techniques from the detailed to specific about trenchless techniques used for the rehabilitation of sewer and water systems.
SEWER CONSTRUCTION & REHABILITATION,
In these tracks, learn about the new technologies and methods for meeting the increased demands on sewer and water systems. This year, a special "how-to" sewer rehabilitation workshop will equip people for starting an I/I reduction program. The information will also provide valuable benchmarks for people who are actually conducting programs.
PIPELINING ISSUES & REHABILITATION
Cured-in-place-pipe and other lining issues, technologies
and case histories will provide an interesting and informative
look at this stalwart rehabilitation niche.
COATINGS & REHABILITATION FOR PIPELINES AND MANHOLES
The role of coatings in rehabilitation and preventative care continues to expand and become more sophisticated. This program track will address the use of modern coatings for both manholes (from basic to complex) and related structures.
LATERAL PIPE REHABILITATION
One of the largest problems facing America’s infrastructure today is the poor state of both public and private laterals. The focus of this program track will include the latest technologies and best practices in dealing with all aspects of lateral rehabilitation.
PIPE BURSTING: FUNDAMENTALS & ECONOMIC BENEFITS
(Presented by the International Pipe Bursting Association,
a division of NASSCO). This two-day track will cover
everything from the basics of pipe bursting through advanced applications.
PIPE BURSTING: ADVANCED APPLICATIONS
For a real worldview of pipe bursting and its applications
from experts in the field, attend this program track
presented by the International Pipe Bursting Association, a division of NASSCO.
ETHICS FOR ENGINEERS
To better prepare and educate engineers, UCT is now offering two optional days to take the Code of Ethics for Engineers course on Tuesday, Jan. 29 as well as on Thursday, Jan. 31. Attending this course will satisfy the engineering ethics requirement for the annual license renewal. Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, P.E., will conduct the course on Tuesday, Jan. 29, Dr. Daniel Wong, P.E., will conduct the course on Thursday, Jan. 31.
The WaterWorks 2013 Conference kicks off with a keynote presentation led by Regional Climate Services Director David Brown of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as he addresses questions about the “Short- And Long-Term Climate Outlooks And Impacts: Implications For Water Resources.” In addition to the keynote presentation, nationally respected industry experts will share their expertise and insight into the critically important water infrastructure market during this two-day conference.
NASTT’S TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY FORUM
Learn about trenchless advancements from the
North American Society for Trenchless Technology
in a special forum.
HDD OPERATIONS & PROFITABILITY
Interesting and informative case studies will be presented
that emphasize how to effectively conduct horizontal
directional drilling operations and maximize profitability.
HDD: MUD SCHOOL
There is a pressing need to educate drilling personnel from basic operators to managers in the proper understanding and use of drilling fluid along with mud cleaners/recyclers for rigs of all sizes. These courses will serve as essential training as well as an important update and refresher course to experienced personnel.
DAMAGE PREVENTION & SAFETY CONFERENCE
In today’s construction environment, the emphasis on damage prevention and safety is intense, and still growing. This series of presentations will concentrate on the utility contractors’ perspective, particularly risks, outcomes and topics directly influencing contractors.
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION
Presentations in this track will explore the use of triple wall polypropylene pipe to slip line old culverts; pipe ramming process and challenges related to the installation or replacement of culvert drainage pipes under railroad beds; and more.