Municipal Construction of Sewers and Watermains Using Microtunneling


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.


8:00 – 8:05 | Introduction

8:05 – 10:15 | Microtunneling Process and Equipment, Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht AG

10:15 – 10:30 | Networking Break

10:30 – 10:50 | Jacking Pipe Design and Manufacturing, David Archer, Decast Ltd.

10:50 – 11:10 | Fibreglass Jacking Pipe, Vince Paparozzi, Hobas Pipe USA

11:10 – 11:40 | Guidance Control and Data Management Systems, Matthias Knoll, VMT USA

11:40 - 12:10 | Drill Fluids for Success, Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch

13:00 – 13:45 | Planning and Design Considerations, Marc Gelinas, Hatch

13:45 – 14:30 | Geotechnical Investigation and Risk Management, Masoud Manzari, Thurber Engineering

14:30 – 14:45 | Networking Break

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

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

15:45 -16:15 | Case Study 3 - Shanghai Forcemain-Failure to Success, Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

* Subject to modifications

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

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the Microtunneling_Registration_Form_2019 (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

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