Microtunnelling for Municipal Construction, February 16



This one-day workshop will focus on the construction of municipal pipelines 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 concrete pipelines. Microtunnelling construction benefits include: reduced risk during construction, large greenhouse gas emission savings, rapid out-of-sight and out-of-mind construction, 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.

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


8:00 – 8:15 | introduction, Mark Knight, University of Waterloo, CANADA

8:15 – 10:15 | Microtunnelling Process and Equipment, Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht AG, GERMANY

10:15 – 10:30 | NETWORKING BREAK

10:30– 11:00 | Pilot Tube Microtunnelling. Jason Holden, Akkerman, USA

11:00 – 11:30 | The Hydraulic Joint – Key To Curved Microtunnelling, Cyrill Althuser, Jack Control, SWITZERLAND

11:30 – 12:00 | Guidance Control and Data Management Systems, Martin Betsch, VMT, USA

12:00– 13:00 | LUNCH

13:00 – 13:30 | Drilling Fluid Requirements, Mark Duckworth, BAROID IDP, CANADA

13:30 – 14:00 | Know Your Soil/Rock Site Conditions, Masoud Manzari, Thurber Engineering, CANADA

14:00 – 14:30 | Project Risk Mitigation and Design, Marc Gelinas, Hatch, CANADA

14:30– 14:45 | NETWORKING BREAK

14:45 – 15:15 | Case Study 1, Gene Woodbridge, Earth Boring Limited, CANADA

15:15 – 15:45 | Case Study 2, Walter Trisi, CRS Tunnelling, CANADA

15:45 – 16:15 | Case Study 3, Vittorio Petrucco,  I.CO.P. SpA, ITALY

* subject to change


Registration Options (Please check your CATT membership status for member discount eligibility):

  1. Register online
  2. Download the Registration Form  (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

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