Feb. 3-4, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona

Feb. 3-4, 2022

Scottsdale, Arizona

2021 Agenda

2021-06-10
2021-06-10
2021-06-11
2021-06-11
07:30 - 08:00
Registration and Classroom Introductions
Focus Area 1: Reflections of HDD
08:00 - 08:30
50 Years of Horizontal Directional Drilling

Dr. Sam Ariaratnam, Arizona State University

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Sam Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng.
Construction Engineering Program Chair | Arizona State University
08:30 - 09:30
Coming Together to Train and Develop the Future Workforce

Cory Maker, Ditch Witch; Steve Sellenriek, HDD Contractor; Cole Shaefer, State Technical College of Missouri

09:30 - 10:00
The Benefits of Vacuum Excavation for HDD Projects

Nick DeMagistris, Transwest

10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break
10:30 - 12:00
Geotechnical Investigations and Settlement Risk Evaluation

Matthew Wallin, Bennett Trenchless Engineers

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Matt Wallin
Principal Partner and Senior Project Manager | Bennett Trenchless Engineers
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
Focus Area 2: HDD Design and Estimating
13:00 - 14:00
Evaluating Hydrofracture Risks and Pipe Stresses through Advanced Design and Preparation

Mary Neher, Bennett Trenchless Engineers

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Mary Neher
Senior Project Engineer | Bennett Trenchless Engineers
14:00 - 15:00
Fusible PVC Applications in HDD

Tom Marti, Underground Solutions

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Tom Marti
Regional Sales Manager | Underground Solutions
15:00 - 15:30
Refreshment Break
15:30 - 16:15
Methods for Estimating an HDD Project

Aaron Cohen, Apollo Trenchless/ASU

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Aaron Cohen
Lecturer | Arizona State University
16:15 - 16:30
Day One Wrap-up and Discussions
17:15 - 19:15
Networking Reception
07:30 - 08:00
Registration and Classroom Introductions
Focus Area 3: Drilling Fluids and Technology Advancements
08:00 - 09:15
Drilling Fluids: Functions, Properties and Materials

Chris Bower, BPM Halliburton & Clint Pitman, Drilling Mud Direct

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Chris Bower
Business Development | Bentonite Performance Minerals/Halliburton
09:15 - 09:45
An Introduction into New PitPumpTM Technology

Jason LaValley and Jorge Prince, LaValley Industries

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Jason LaValley
CEO | LaValley Industries
09:45 - 10:15
EmPowering the Future

Jason LaValley and Jorge Prince, LaValley Industries

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Jason LaValley
CEO | LaValley Industries
10:15 - 10:30
Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:30
Strategies for Combatting Rock

Tod Michaels, Vermeer Corporation

Focus Area 4: Field Technology Innovations in HDD
11:30 - 12:00
QuickConnect Universal Pullhead for Pipe

Jeff Saucier, Ellingson

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00
Walkover Locating: New Technologies

Siggi Finnsson and Mark Gallucci, Digital Control, Inc.

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Siggi Finnsson
Product Manager | Digital Control Inc.
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Mark Gallucci
GM US Customer Service | Digital Control Inc.
14:00 - 15:00
The Latest on Direct Pipe, E-Powerpipe and HDD

Michael Lubberger and Simon Herrenknecht, Herrenknecht

15:00 - 15:30
Refreshment Break
15:30 - 16:00
Group Discussion
16:00 - 16:30
Course Wrap-up and Distribution of Attendee Certificates
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