Horizontal Directional Drilling Fundamentals: Design to Construction


Horizontal Directional Drilling Fundamentals: Design to Construction

Four-Day Hands-on Field School (June 25-28, 2018)

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. For more information, please contact Tracy Flinders, Tel: 705-324-9144 ext. 3295, Email: tracy.flinders@flemingcollege.ca

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).

Registration, Fees and Venue Information

Download the registration form and fees information here.

The course will be offered at the Fleming College, Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S. Lindsay, OK9V 5E6

Contact Information

Tracy Flinders, Fleming College
1.866.353.6464 ext. 3295, Fax: 705.878.9309


Price: Free Event

Date: June 25, 2018

Reducing the Costs of I&I Using Trenchless Approaches

Attend and Earn .7 CEUs!


Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) refers to rain and groundwater that enters the sanitary sewer as extraneous flows. A certain amount of I&I is unavoidable but when I&I exceeds design allowances, sewer capacity is consumed and may result in overflows, risks to health, damage to the environment and increased conveyance costs. These issues are becoming more important to municipalities who are struggling to manage their limited infrastructure budgets. This workshop provides attendees with information regarding common I&I contributors, how to locate them and how to reduce their impact using trenchless methods of assessment. Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd, Mississauga.

Tentative Schedule*

7:30 – 8:00 am | Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 am | Introduction - What is I&I and Why do we Care?, Sonya Semanuik, OCWA

8:15 – 8:45 am | Storm Water Inflow (SWI): Identifying and Detecting the Source, Lisa Pike, Robichaud

8:45 – 9:15 am | Detecting I&I Through Rain Gauge and Flow Monitoring, Michelle Ward, AMG Environmental

9:15 – 9:45 am | Wet Weather Management Programs: How Much is Costing me? Financial Implication of I&I, David Watt, GM BluePlan

9:45 – 10:00 am | Networking Break

10:00 – 10:30 am | I&I from a Groundwater/Soils Perspective, Barbara Robinson, Norton Engineering

10:30 – 11:00 am | Standardizing I&I Inspections in Sewers and Manholes, Tanya Stephens, TDS Consulting

11:00 – 11:30 am | Quantifying Identified I&I with In-Pipe Inspections, Gord Henrich, PITA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Monitoring I&I in Real Time, Matthew Nicolak, SmartCover

1:00 – 1:30 pm | How to Develop Effective By-laws to Reduce Inflow, Barbara Robinson, Norton Engineering

1:30 – 1:45 pm | Networking Break

1:45 – 2:15 pm | Long-term Costs of I&I and Impact on Treatment Plant Costs, Hamed Fardi, University of Waterloo

2:15 – 3:00 pm | Putting it All Together - I&I Reduction Programs, Barbara Robinson, Norton Engineering  

3:00 – 3:30 pm | Case Study 1 - City of Waterloo Lateral Renewal Program, Caroline Amyot/Prasad Samarakoon, City of Waterloo

3:30 – 4:00 pm | Case Study 2

*Subject to modifications


Who Should Attend?

Municipal engineers, technologists, technicians, operators, engineering consultants, contractors.

What is Included?

  • 0.7 CEUs from the Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Course material
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Refreshments

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

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

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$650.00

Date: September 12, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Underground Utility Location and SUE (Subsurface Utility Engineering)

OSWCA/GTSWCA members are eligible to member discounts!

Accurate identification and marking of underground utilities is critical for successful, cost-effective, and timely completion of trenchless projects. Advancements, such as the use of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), help in reducing unforeseen conflicts with existing utilities and thus reduce delays in construction schedules and project costs. This workshop provides an overview of various advancements in utility mapping technologies and standards. The attendees will learn how SUE techniques and standards can be used to mitigate risks for underground construction projects. The workshop will cover the SUE industry standards, such as CI/ASCE 38-02, CSA S250, TAC UR/UC. The case studies will demonstrate how the standards are being used to investigate and to create records for the process of construction risk mitigation. The viewpoints, needs and issues of all the stakeholder (municipal/client, contractor/service provider, and consultant) will be discussed. Location: CHSI, 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1.

Course Outline

  • The need for SUE ( Subsurface Utility Engineering)
  • Advancements in the trenchless industry
  • Use of SUE in the trenchless environment
  • Utility coordination and planning for trenchless projects
  • Planning for digs using construction records
  • Proper tender documents with SUE information – contractors’ perspective
  • Locating non-conductive utilities: impacts on costs and risk vs. reward
  • How to improve current specifications and tender documents
  • Current SUE technologies for trenchless construction
  • CSA Standard 250 and the impact of trenchless technologies on accurate as-built drawings
  • Trenchless construction and city planning: reducing risk and social costs
  • Case studies: (1) planning with SUE data; and (2) outdated design practices

Learning Objectives

The workshop participants will learn important elements and techniques of SUE (subsurface utility engineering). Depending on the project, they will be able to prepare proper tender documents and specify appropriate SUE techniques to reduce underground construction risk. They will be able to ensure that underground construction projects meet SUE standards, such as ASCE 38-02 and CSA S250 and follow best practices for mapping and managing records for underground infrastructure.

Who Should Attend?

Municipal engineers, technologists, technicians, operators, engineering consultants, contractors, suppliers, and pipe manufacturers.

What is Included?

  • Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Accreditation (1 Credit) or 0.7 CEU’s from the Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Course material
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Refreshments

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

  1. Register online (below)
  2. Download the SUE_Registration_Form_2018  (to pay by check, or invoice company)
  3. Call CATT at 519-888-4770

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$650.00

Date: October 25, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Integrating Trenchless Technologies with Traditional Open Cut Construction

This seminar is not intended to pit trenchless opportunities against open-cut construction but rather present how contracts that are open cut by nature can be enhanced or supplemented by inclusion of trenchless technology through knowledge and understanding. Today’s construction industry, especially on the municipal side, is seeing an increase in the number of contracts and tenders that include the provision for a component(s) of the work to be trenchless, but far too often this item lacks specifics and is far too generic to be meaningful.

The agenda will be beneficial for owners and engineers who put together the contracts and tenders, who require a comprehensive understanding of what trenchless work can be proposed, the design implications, the physical challenges, and the time and costs constraints. Open cut contractors and suppliers will gain knowledge of the various trenchless technologies, their capabilities and advantages, and also their limitations. Generic technology does not fit all applications! Location: Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Road, Mississauga.


7:30 – 8:30 am | Welcome, Introduction and TT Overview

8:30 – 9:00 am | Don't Bury Your Head in the Sand - Where is Construction Headed?

9:00 – 10:00 am | How to Successfully Plan a Hybrid Trenchless Technology and Open Cut Project from Design to Tendering

10:00 – 10:15 am | Networking Break

10:15 – 10:45 am | Trenchless Technologies - Tools in the Toolbox to Optimize a Construction Project

10:45 – 11:15 am | An Open Cut Contractors Perspective

11:15 – 11:45 am | How to Find the Right Trenchless Technology and the Right Trenchless Contractor

11:45:00– 12:45 pm | Lunch

12:45 – 1:15 pm | Case Study 1

1:15 – 1:45 pm | Case Study 2

1:45 – 2:15 pm | Case Study 3

2:15 – 2:30 pm |  Networking Break

2:30 – 3:00 pm | Case Study 4

3:00 - 3:30 pm | Case Study 5

3:30 - 4:00 pm | Case Study 6

4:00 - 4:30 pm | Open Forum: Overcoming the Open Cut vs Trenchless Technologies Divide

* Subject to modifications

Early Bird Discount: C$100.00

Price: C$650.00

Date: November 1, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited