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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Time Discussion Speaker
7:00 Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast is Ready
7:30 – 8:00 Introductions
Focus Area 1: Pre-Construction, Design, and Material Selection
8:00 – 9:15 HDD Design Process and Geotechnical Site Investigation Dr. David Bennett, Bennett Trenchless Engineers
9:15 – 10:15 Design Calculations for Evaluating Hydrofracture Risks and Pipe Stresses Mary Neher, Bennett Trenchless Engineers
10:15 – 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:30 HDD Design Considerations from a Contractor’s Perspective Alan Snider, Laney Directional Drilling
11:30 – 12:00 Inspection of HDD Projects Dennis Doherty, Haley & Aldrich
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 Fusible PVC Pipe for HDD Applications Tom Marti, Underground Solutions
1:30 – 2:00 Fusible PVC HDD Installation Case Study Neil Smith, Mears Group, Inc.
2:00 – 3:00 Productivity Tools for HDD Reinhard Beschel, Vermeer Corporation
3:00 – 3:15 Refreshment Break
3:15 – 3:45 Restrained Joint Ductile Iron Pipe for HDD Applications Ralph Carpenter, American Pipe Company
3:45 – 4:15 Developing Specifications for HDD Installations Aaron Cohen/Dr. Sam Ariaratnam, Arizona State University
4:15 – 5:00 Estimating an HDD Project Aaron Cohen, Arizona State University
5:00 – 5:30 Damage Prevention Measures Dr. Sam Ariaratnam, Arizona State University
5:30 – 5:35 Day One Wrap-up
5:35 – 7:30 Networking Reception
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
7:30 Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast is Ready
Focus Area 2: Construction and Operations
8:00 – 8:30 Drill Fluid Design Ryan Collins, BPM Halliburton and Tim Hutton, Drilling Mud Direct
8:30 – 9:15 Testing of Drilling Fluid Properties and Environmental Considerations Ryan Collins, BPM Halliburton
9:15 – 10:15 Fundamentals of Fluids Recycling and Solids Control Ben Clark, Derrick Equipment
10:15 – 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:15 Innovations in Fluids Recycling Richard Levings, American Augers
11:15 – 12:15 Direct Pipe HDD Installations and New Developments Dr. Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 – 1:15 Exit Side Tooling David Hammond, American Augers
1:15 – 1:45 HDD Tooling Jeff Davis, Ditch Witch
1:45 – 2:15 Vacuum Excavation Best Practices Jason Proctor, Ditch Witch
2:15 – 3:15 Walkover Locating and Document Management Siggi Finnsson and Mark Gallucci, Digital Control, Inc.
3:15 – 3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30 – 4:00 Non-Walkover Locating using TruTracker Rob Coyle, Sharewell
4:00 – 4:30 CrossView, You Cannot Manage What You do not Measure Danny Crumpton, InRock
Focus Area 3: Stakeholder Roundtable Discussions
4:30 – 5:15 Roundtable Discussions
5:15 – 5:30 Course Wrap-up and Distribution of Attendee Certificates