Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 8:00 AM CST
Thursday, November 10, 2022 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 9-10, 2022 | Houston, TX

Often, the most challenging aspects of a project do not arise from the actual construction but instead the natural environment which much be considered. Soils, rock, and water/groundwater can create an abundance of unique and extremely difficult hurdles. 

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 October 3, 2022
  • $585 for one registrant
  • $485 for each additional registrant

Standard Pricing - after October 3, 2022

  • $615 for one registrant
  • $515 for each additional registrant

*All fees are US dollars


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

Bill Lillico - Specialty Grouting Services Inc. 
Bill Lillico is Grouting Services Manager at Specialty Grouting Services Inc. in  Ontario, BC. Bill has been servicing the Grouting Industry for almost 15 years in Canada and around the world. He routinely solves underground problems on civil construction projects for mining companies, tunneling contractors, and specialized confined space projects.
Grant Bonin - Golder Assoicates 

Grant Bonin is a Principal Mining Geotechnical Engineer in Golder Associates’ Vancouver, BC, office, a member of WSP. He has over 25 years of experience focusing on civil rock mechanics and underground construction supervision, including a wide range of grouting experience. This grouting experience includes both designing and supervising grouting programs for dam foundations, tunnel covers, shafts, and monolithic concrete plugs or bulkheads in a variety of rock types including salt and karstic limestone.

Mr. Bonin has directed grouting works in Canada, Australia, the United States, and Peru. Between January 2001 and May 2016, he was a sessional lecturer at the University of British Columbia for MINE 303: Rock Mechanics Fundamentals- specifically lecturing on rock mass classification, the collection of geotechnical data in both surface and underground operations, and the use collected information as pertains to the selection and design of rock stabilization and mining methods. Currently, he is a session lecturer for the annual short course, Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice, held in Phoenix, AZ – lecturing on the use of stochastic modelling of the flow of grout in a discrete fracture network. Mr. Bonin has also been chosen by his industry peers to be one of the co-chairs, the session leader for Tunnels and Mining, and short course provider at the forthcoming 6th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing to be held in January 2023 in New Orleans, LA.

Brian Jeppsen - 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.

Recommended Hotel:

A group rate has been setup at the Holiday Inn Houston-Webster at $109/night + tax for King room, and $112/night + tax for Double Queen Room. To obtain the discounted rate, click this registration link and use code AGG in the Group Code box. If you have issues with the code, please call the hotel directly. The Holiday Inn is located a few miles from our office and walking distance to many restaurants.

Holiday Inn Houston-Webster
302 Bay Area Blvd. 
Webster, TX 77598
Tel: 281.335.6272

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.