Horizontal Directional Drilling Fundamentals: Design to Construction


Four-Day Hands-on Field School (October 21-24, 2019)

Fleming College, Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S. Lindsay, OK9V 5E6

CATT and Fleming College has partnered to offer the Horizontal Directional Drilling Fundamentals: Design to Construction. This course introduces participants to the planning, design and installation of underground pipelines and conduits using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Topics will include: HDD process and technology; geotechnical and environmental considerations and feasibility; site evaluation and tracking; drilling fluids and fluid pumps; underground locates; and HDD borepath planning and design considerations. Furthermore, case studies demonstrating good practice guidelines and quality assurance and quality control procedures for successful completion of HDD project will be presented. The course will integrate classroom study and field practice. The students will use the classroom knowledge to plan, design and execute borepath in the field using state-of-the-art HDD equipment. The topics will include:

  • Installation and Feasibility Consideration

  • HDD Process and Equipment

  • HDD Project Planning

  • Geotechnical Considerations and Investigations

  • Drill Fluid Design and Testing

  • Bore Path Layout and Design

  • Design of Plastic and Steel Pipes

  • Best Practices and QA/QC

Financial Aid

The course is eligible for Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program. The Government of Canada can provide two-thirds of the cost of training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. 

MOECC Director Approved Credits

The course has been approved for 2.8 CEUs (continuing education units) by the Manger of Certification, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).


For more information, please contact Eva Rees, eva.rees@flemingcollege.ca.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 21, 2019

TT 101: Introduction to Potable Water And Sewer Pipelines' Construction, Condition Assessment, and Renovation using Trenchless Construction Methods

This two day workshop, to be held January 28 - 29, 2020, will provide participants with an overview of the specific details associated with water distribution systems, pressure pipes and sewer networks with regards to understanding new construction methods, condition assessment, and renovation methods that require limited or no excavations. It will also cover requirements for implementation of a successful project from start to finish, including gathering the appropriate existing condition information, preliminary design, final design, specifications, tendering, construction, and temporary water and sewer bypass systems. For more details and to register, visit OGRA website.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 28, 2020

Microtunneling Construction Means, Methods and Design

Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8

This one-day workshop will focus on the construction of municipal sewers and watermains using the Microtunnelling trenchless construction method. Over the past several years Ontario has grown from not using Microtunnelling to becoming a leader in North America for complex and challenging projects that include curved installations, and sea and lake outfalls. Microtunnelling construction benefits include: reduced risk during construction, large greenhouse gas emission savings, rapid out-of-sight and out-of-mind construction, and significant reduction in social and environmental costs. Attendees will learn from leading international and national industry experts on state-of-the art construction equipment, processes, design, construction risk mitigation, and quality control and quality assurance. In addition, local case studies will be presented to demonstrate how successful on-time and on-budget projects can be constructed locally. This is a workshop you will not want to miss and is held only once a year. More info coming soon.


Workshop Outline: 

7:30 - 8:00 AM | Registration

8:00 - 8:05 AM | Introduction, Mark Knight, CATT

8:05 - 10:15 AM | Microtunnelling Process,  Equipment and Shafts (Part 1), Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht AG

10:15 - 10:30 AM | Networking Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM | Jacking Pipe Design and Pipe Control, Cyrill Althuser, Jack Control

11:30 - 12:00 PM | Guidance Control and Data Management Systems, Mathias Knoll, VMT

12:00 - 12:45 PM | Lunch Break

12:45 - 1:45 PM | Planning and Design Considerations, Marc Gelinas, Hatch

1:45 - 2:30 PM | Geotechnical Investigation and Risk Management, Mark Knight, CATT

2:30 - 2:45 PM | Networking Break

2:45 - 3:15 PM | Case Study 1, Kyle Verwey, EarthBoring Limited

3:15 - 3:45 PM | Case Study 2, Walter Trisi, CRS Tunneling

3:45 - 4:15 PM | Case Study 3, Mike Ireland, Michels Canada

4:15 - 4:30 PM | Discussion and wrap-up, Mark Knight, CATT

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$550.00

Date: February 20, 2020

Available Spaces: Unlimited