Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM CDT

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Avanti International
822 Bay Star Blvd.
Webster, TX 77598

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Who Should Attend

  • Engineers & Geologists
  • Design Build Enterprises
  • Project Managers
  • Geotechnical Contractors
  • Inspectors & Regulators
  • Owners & Government Agencies
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Jessica Williams

Industrial & Geotechnical Injection Grout School
March 11-12, 2020
Houston, TX

The Industrial and Geotechnical Injection Grout School focuses on the knowledge needed to make decisions in the field, using technologies and techniques for achieving maximum results, and a common sense approach to problem solving with injection of acrylic, polyurethane and cementitious grouts.

This two-day session includes both classroom instruction and workshop demonstration, and will present technical information on:

    • Fundamentals of Grout Chemistry
    • Soil Analysis from Sand to Bedrock
    • Grouting Underground Structures
    • Curtain Grouting
    • Slab Lifting 
    • Proven Techniques for Crack Injection using the V-PAT Technique

 Attendees will receive:
    • Credit for (10) Professional Development Hours (PDH) certified by CIGMAT 
    • SOPP Certification (Safe Operating Practices Program) 
    • Training documentation and product manuals 

    • Personalized Certificate of Completion
    • Breakfast and lunch both days, and first evening meal included


Early Bird Pricing - through February 20, 2020
  • $555 for one registrant
  • $460 for each additional registrant

Standard Pricing - after February 20, 2020

  • $585 for one registrant
  • $485 for each additional registrant

*All fees are US dollars


This class is presented by Avanti International and our featured subject matter experts:

Curt Fitzgerald, P.E. - DGT Solutions 
Curt Fitzgerald, P.E. has more than 20 years of experience in the geotechnical construction industry with both construction and consulting firms. Before obtaining a degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an embarkation and logistics specialist and is a Gulf War Veteran (Desert Storm). Mr. Fitzgerald has been involved with geotechnical construction projects throughout the eastern half of the United States. Projects have included the installation and load testing of micropiles, earth/rock anchors, soil nails and shotcrete, stone columns, jet grouting, compaction grouting, and permeation grouting for new construction and rehabilitation projects. Mr. Fitzgerald has co-authored multiple case studies and was a contributor of the Compaction Grouting Consensus Guide published by ASCE/G-I in 2010 and updated in 2019. In 2019, Mr. Fitzgerald founded DGT Solutions, LLC to provide technical support and construction services to clients with projects that involved geotechnical construction applications.
Brian Jeppsen - VP Research and Development for Hess Pumice 
Brian Jeppsen started working with Hess Pumice Products in 1978, starting as a bagger and general laborer as a sophomore in high school. Right out of high school, he started in the concrete industry with a ready-mix company as a driver. Soon after, he started working for a general contractor and continued his apprenticeship. In 1981, he started working in the oil fields and for the next three years was exposed to the various uses of materials, including cementitious products. In 1985, Mr. Jeppsen joined the US air Force Reserves and served for eight years before being honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sargent as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Technician. Mr. Jeppsen began working in the steel industry in 1987 and spent several years in the melting and casting area of steel manufacturing. In 1997, he returned to work for Hess Pumice as Shift Supervisor and in 1991 became the Quality Assurance Manager, Safety Director and Research Technician. Finally, in March of 2013, Mr. Jeppsen moved into the Vice President of Research and Development position at Hess Pumice, US Grout and Hess Pozz.

*Agenda subject to change

Travel & Lodging Information
Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of each registrant.


  • Houston Hobby (HOU) is recommended and is the nearest major airport, approximately 10 miles from the grout school location
  • George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) is approximately 40 miles from the grout school location


Avanti Room Block Hotel
Holiday Inn Webster
302 Bay Area Blvd. Webster, TX 77598
Tel: 281.335.6272

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Webster. To reserve your room under the Avanti block, call 800-465-4329 and request the Avanti Grout rate or click here and use group code AGG to book online. All rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. We are limited to the number of registrants we can accommodate, so register today!

Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel this course. If we cancel this course, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of this course, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same course at the new, future date.