Horizontal Directional Drilling Fundamentals - Design to Construction (May 27-30, 2019 | Four Day Field School)

The course combines classroom study with field practice. Lectures will provide details on surface and subsurface investigations, drilling fluids, project planning, design, construction and QA/QC, while the field training component will include subsurface investigations, drill fluid testing and borepath drilling using state-of-the-art HDD equipment.

During the 4-day course, participants will learn how to take into account the surface and subsurface information for project planning, design, drill fluids and tool selection, as well as how to operate the HDD equipment and monitor critical parameters (alignment, fluid pressures, pull loads) during borepath drilling operation.

This joint course by the CATT and Fleming College combines both organizations’ expertise, encompassing HDD design along with construction, and takes advantage of Fleming’s unique training program in drilling.


Fleming College - Frost Campus

200 Albert St S, Lindsay, ON K9V 5E6


$1,989 Early Bird ($2,247.57 including HST) – Registration by April 15, 2019
$2,389 Standard ($2,699.57 including HST) – Registration between April 16 – May 19, 2019
$2,549 On-site ($2,880.37 including HST) – Registration on May 20–24, 2019

For inquiries about this program, please contact:

Continuing Education & Corporate Training Office
705-749-5530 ext. 1502

Job Grant: Funding for this course may be available through the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), covering up to two-thirds of the cost of training, up to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Visit https://flemingcollege.ca/contract-training/the-canada-ontario-job-grant or call 1-800-387-5656 or email  employmenthotlineinquiries@ontario.ca 


Download the registration form from this link.

For more information or to register, please contact:

Fleming College

Beth Porter | T: 705-324-9144 ext. 3323 | E:beth.porter@flemingcollege.ca


Alice Seviora | T: 519-888-4770 | E: alice.seviora@uwaterloo.ca


Fleming College has arranged special rates for course attendees with Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lindsay, 134 Angeline Street South Lindsay, Ontario K9V 3L6;

For booking please call T: 1-705-328-0100 or visit the hotel website Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham

Is this course for you?

Engineers, Technologists, Construction Inspectors and Drill Rig Operators with an interest in learning more about horizontal directional drilling protocols. The course is eligible for Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Director approved CEUs and professional development credits

Price: Free Event

Date: May 27, 2019

UESI (Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute ) & Utility Risk Management

Utility Engineering is a branch of CE that focuses on the planning, position, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and asset management of any and all utility systems, as well as the interaction between utility infrastructure and other civil infrastructure.


UESI - the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute - allows opportunities for all those interested to collaborate in advancing the technical and professional practices of utility engineering and surveying. This seminar will provide an overview of the goals of the UESI, including various advancements in utility mapping technologies and standards.  Viewpoints, needs, and issues from various stakeholders will be discussed, and will include speakers from the utility, consulting/construction, and municipal sectors.

Course Outline:

Utility Risk Management

  • What is SUE
  • One Call, Locates, Bill 8
  • Exploring the Colorado Law (mandatory SUE investigations on Linear Infrastructure)
  • SUE in the context of RFPs – client’s perspective


  • How to write a standard
  • ASCE 15, 26, 27, 28, 38
  • Collection and exchange of utility infrastructure data (CSA S250) - how Canada is leading the charge in these standards - but behind in application

Utility and Pipeline Construction Management (including telecom, gas, water)

  • SUE in the context of linear infrastructure design (water, oil/gas)
  • Best practices for getting SUE done
  • OPS standards - current SUE technologies for trenchless construction
  • “Canadianizing” existing standards
  • ASCE adjunct addition to assist municipalities for the use of SUE within RFP language (add on to ASCE 38-02)
  • SUE implementation and value from the utility perspective

Engineering survey and geomatics

  • Recognition of Utility Engineering within the PEO
  • Differences between utility survey and legal survey (AOLS)
  • Use of CSA S250 (Canadian as-built standard)
  • MTM vs UTM and its uses in Ontario
  • The use and integration of SUE from the consultant’s perspective

Utility asset management

  • Best practices, processes, policies
  • Collaboration tools
  • Making use of available data
  • New technologies and current implementations within the SUE industry


Price: Free Event

Date: September 10, 2019

Advances in Watermain Rehab

More details coming soon.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 15, 2019

Lessons Learned from the Trenchless Field

A trenchless project has been meticulously planned for months, the crew has been mobilized to site and then something unexpected happens, what do you do? This workshop will be interactive where participants will be presented with actual case studies, given the obstacle presented and then breakout sessions will brainstorm for ideas as to how to resolve this issue at hand. The groups will then deliver their ideas and then compared to actual outcome. This workshop is open to contractors, technical providers and municipalities.

Price: C$

Date: October 22, 2019

Municipal and Utilities Trenchless Pilot Projects

More details coming soon.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 14, 2020