Day 1

7:30 am – 8:00 am
Registration Open & Continental Breakfast Served
Focus Area 1: HDD Design and Planning
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Engineer’s Perspective: Project Design Process and Geotechnical Site Investigation
Dr. David Bennett, Bennett Trenchless Engineers
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Advanced Design/Preparation: Calculations for Evaluating Hydrofracture Risks and Pipe Stresses
Kathryn Wallin, Bennett Trenchless Engineers
10:15 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Contractor’s Perspective: Project Evaluation and Analysis
Alan Snider, Laney Directional Drilling
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
A New Model for Managing Inadvertent Return Risks
Danny Crumpton, InRock
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Lunch Break
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Fusible PVC Pipe for HDD Applications
Tom Marti, Underground Solutions
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Case Study: Fusible PVC HDD Installation
Neil Smith, Mears Group, Inc.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Product Protection: Protection of Corrosion Coating during HDD Installations
Jeff Bertsche, Shawcor
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Estimating an HDD Project
Aaron Cohen, Arizona State University
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
Focus Area 2: Utility Damage Prevention and Protection
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Innovative Obstacle Detection Technology
Enrico Boi, IDS North America
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Damage Prevention Measures for Urban HDD Projects
Dr. Sam Ariaratnam, Arizona State University
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Vacuum Excavation Best Practices
Jason Proctor, Ditch Witch
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Innovation and Safety in Exit Side Operations Utilizing New Tonghand Technology
Jorge Prince, LaValley Industries
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Networking Reception

Day 2

7:30 am – 8:00 am
Registration Open & Continental Breakfast Served
Focus Area 3: Equipment / Operations / Innovations
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Drilling Fluid Design, Testing and Environmental Considerations
Ryan Collins/Don Dell, BPM Halliburton
9:15 am – 10:15 am
AFundamentals of Fluids Recycling and Solids Control
Ben Clark, Derrick Equipment
10:15 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Selecting the Right HDD Tools for a Successful Bore
Jeff Davis, Ditch Witch
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Exit Side Tooling for Proper Installations
David Hammond, American Augers
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Innovations in Fluid Recycling
Richard Levings, American Augers
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Lunch Break
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Innovative Installation Methods: Direct Pipe Case Studies and New Developments
Dr. Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Walkover Locating and Document Management
Siggi Finnsson and Mark Gallucci, Digital Control, Inc.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Productivity Tools for HDD
Cory Mass, Vermeer Corporation
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Networking Break
Focus Area 4: Stakeholder Breakout and Discussions
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Group Breakout Sessions (Topics: Workforce Development, Technology Innovations, and Market Trends)
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Group Discussion
5:30 pm – 5:35 pm
Course Wrap-up and Distribution of Attendee Certificates