Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 8:00 AM CST
Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 4:00 PM CST

Add to Calendar
Avanti International
822 Bay Star Blvd.
Webster, TX 77598

Driving Directions 

Who Should Attend

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

Jessica Williams

Industrial & Geotechnical
Injection Grout School

November 8-9, 2023 | Webster, 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 served both days


Early Bird Pricing - through October 13, 2023
  • $585 for one registrant
  • $485 for each additional registrant

Standard Pricing - after October 13, 2023

  • $625 for one registrant
  • $525 for each additional registrant

*All fees are US dollars


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

Kenneth L. Faught - Ken Faught Consulting Services
Mr. Faught is a seasoned engineering construction professional with world-wide experience in heavy geotechnical construction.  Project site environments range from the arctic to the tropics, virgin rain forests, deserts, densely populated urban sites and remote mountains.  He has a wide range of experience with geotechnical construction techniques and applications of grouting technology to structures, hard rock and soil.  His career spans 21 years in engineering, 22 years as a specialty contractor and 12 years as an independent consultant.  Ten years of that time were as an expatriate.  Mr. Faught completed 14 international engineering and construction projects in 9 countries and over 500 domestic projects in 24 states. Mr. Faught made innovative improvements in materials and equipment used for geotechnical grouting.  He works with contractors, manufacturers and distributors of grout and grouting equipment to bring innovative solutions to remediation of construction problems.  In recent years, his clients are geotechnical construction companies where he provides consulting services for grouting projects. 

Brian Jeppsen - VP Research and Development - US Grout/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. 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. Room rates are $109/night+ tax for King standard rooms and $112/night + tax for Double Queen standard rooms. To obtain the discounted rates online, use this link. If calling the hotel directly, mention Avanti (Group Code: AGG). The Holiday Inn will accept reservations for this block through Tuesday, October 10. If you have issues booking, please contact 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: 800.465.4329

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 $25 processing fee will be issued.