Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM CST
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM CST

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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
November 10-11, 2021
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 commonsense 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
  • Building a Grouting Program
  • Epoxies
  • Proven Techniques: Curtain Grouting, VPAT, and more

Attendees will receive:

  • Credit for (10) Professional Development Hours (PDH) certified by CIGMAT 
  • Training documentation and product manuals
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion
  • Breakfast, lunch and beverages both days


Early Bird Pricing - through Monday, October 11, 2021
  • $550 for one registrant
  • $450 for each additional registrant

Standard Pricing - after Monday, October 11, 2021

  • $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:

Brent Anderson - BDA Associates
Brent Anderson, P.E. is President of BDA Associates, LLC in Minneapolis MN. BDA specializes in concrete and foundation repair, dam seals, electro osmotic pulse technology, water control systems for building foundations, tunnels, shafts, chemical and water tanks, sulfur pits for refineries, and chemical grouting in power plants. Specialized work also consists of geotechnical grouting using soil solidification and stabilization techniques. Brent works in the United States, Canada, and Middle East. He lectures for governmental organizations, building officials, universities and building trade groups. Frequently, he writes articles on specialized waterproofing techniques in the industrial complex. Brent holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Brent is active in the ACI and works with the Concrete Foundation Association as residential foundation service engineer. 
Brian Jeppsen - VP Research and Development for Hess Pumice/US Grout
Brian Jeppsen started working with Hess Pumice Products in 1978, starting as a bagger and general laborer as a sophomore in high school. 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.

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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.  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. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be issued.  If the registrant needs to cancel their participation on their own, a refund less $10 processing fee will be issued.