Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 7:45 AM to 5:00 PM PST
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Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport 
8181 Cambie Rd
Cambie Room
Richmond, BC V6X 3X9

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Charlotte Wong 

NASTT's New Installations Good Practices Guidelines Course

Course Details

NASTT is pleased to co-sponsor its New Installations Good Practices Guidelines Course with the NASTT BC Chapter on March 5, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Cambie Room at the Raddison Hotel Vancouver Airport , 8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC.

NASTT's Mission: Quality Education & Training Programs

Our mission is to advance trenchless technology and to promote its benefits for the public and the environment by offering quality educational training programs on various trenchless methods. NASTT  will deliver a comprehensive. consensus-based course outline that is non-commercial and academically oriented. Our instructors are experts and respected leaders in their fields of expertise. 

*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered for attendee participation*

Course Objective

The NASTT New Installation Methods Good Practices Course is geared to address numerous trenchless methods commonly used in North America to install new pipe and conduit. This will include: auger boring, pipe ramming, pipe jacking and pilot tube methods. The target audience is contractors, municipal and utility employees, consulting engineers, inspectors and industry practitioners.

NASTT Course Instructors

Benny Siljenberg, PE

Benny is a founder and Vice President of Lithos Engineering. Benny’s career has focused on underground design and construction projects, primarily in involving new trenchless installation, affording him an in-depth understanding of the current state of practice. Benny’s involvement with NASTT includes volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NASTT, including the Vice Chair position, serving on the NASTT No-Dig Show Program Committee and authoring and presenting various papers for the No-Dig conference.

Kimberlie Staheli, Ph.D., P.E.

Kimberlie is the President and founder of Staheli Trenchless Consultants in Seattle, Washington, a trenchless engineering consulting firm specializing in the design and construction management of all types of high-risk trenchless projects for over 20 years. Kim has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Ohio and Florida. Kim has specialized in trenchless design and construction working for contractors, performing trenchless research and working as a consultant.

Course Fees

Price per attendee is $550.00 CAD. Registration link below.

NASTT New Installation Methods Good Practices Course Agenda

7:45 am Breakfast

8:00 am   Opening Remarks & Introductions

8:15 am Chapter 1: Introduction of Trenchless Metods for New Installations

9:00 am Charpter 2: Importance of Understanding of Subsurface Conditions

9:45 am   Break

10:00 am Chapter 3: Site Set-up, Shafts, Pits, and Portals

10:45 am Chapter 4: Pilot Tube Method

11:30 am Lunch

12:30 pm Chapter 5: Auger Boring

1:15 pm Chapter 6: Pipe Rammng

2:00 pm Break

2:15 pm Chapter 7: Pipe Jacking, Microtunneling, Direct Pipe and Tunneling

3:15 pm Chapter 8: Casing vs. Product Pipe and Grouting

3:45 pm Chapter 9: Examples, Case Studies, and Wrap-up

4:30 pm Final Wrap-up with Evaluation Forms

5:00 pm End of Course