Geotechnical Consideration for Underground Trenchless Construction

  • 7 hour course, no prerequisites

This course will intro­duce stu­dents to the many geot­ech­ni­cal fea­tures that must be con­sid­ered before the start of trench­less con­struc­tion. Through the estab­lish­ment of what con­sti­tutes Geot­ech­ni­cal”, stu­dents will learn what aspects of the site’s sub-ground must be sur­veyed before trench­less instal­la­tion may begin. Stu­dents will have the chance to dis­cov­er why these con­sid­er­a­tions are sig­nif­i­cant to trench­less con­struc­tion, as well as learn the adverse results of dis­re­gard­ing the site’s geot­ech­ni­cal features.

Course at a glance
  • Full-day interactive workshop with case study review, lecture, and group interaction.
  • Offered in collaboration with the Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT) and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta.
  • Aimed at construction professionals and engineers, as well as managers, project managers, supervisors, and business owners in related areas.

This course may be eligible to count as CPD hours for membership maintenance with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

• Understand that the necessary site considerations will change depending on what type of trenchless technology will be used.
• Identify the risks associated with improper geotechnical inspections and know how to mitigate those risks.
• Recognize the importance of evaluating and understanding the ground condition of each site, realizing that each site requires unique attention.
• Demonstrate understanding of the significance of site conditions on achieving a successful outcome to trenchless projects.

Take note:

  • All student communications will be sent directly by the Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT).
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

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