Introduction to Trenchless Technologies


Part 1: March 30, 2021

Part 2: April 1, 2021

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST)


Presented by the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technology (CATT) and UESI Alberta-British Columbia Chapter

Trenchless technologies include tools and techniques for condition assessment, rehabilitation, and installation of underground pipelines and utilities, and subsurface utility engineering. This course introduces subsurface utility engineering principles and techniques, and pipeline installation using horizontal directional drilling, pipe jacking, Microtunnelling, and pipe bursting methods. Furthermore, trenchless rehabilitation of pipeline using various types of lining techniques are presented. In particular, material properties, lining technologies, and their benefits and limitations are discussed. Relevant case studies show the range of applications, advantages and limitations, and best practices for various trenchless techniques.

Who should attend? 

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

What's included?*

  • Course Material
  • 0.6 CEUs (continuing education units)*
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • Workshop Recording can be made available if you cannot attend the live workshop

*No. of CEUs, PDHS  and certificate  awarded dependent on attendance hours.



  • An overview of trenchless technologies
  • How trenchless pipeline construction is different from the traditional open‐cut construction?
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering

Trenchless Pipelines Replacement

Introduction to principles, suitability and limitations, geotechnical requirements, equipment, processes, QA/QC, and relevant case studies for trenchless pipe replacement using:

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Pipe Jacking and Microtunnelling
  • Pipe Bursting

Trenchless Renewal

Cured‐in‐Place Pipe (CIPP) and new spray‐on liners using polyurethane and polyurea, and epoxies

  • Materials properties
  • Structural vs. non‐structural lining
  • Lining technologies
  • Benefits and limitations
  • QA/QC
  • Case studies



Category Both Days Day 1 Day 2

CATT Member, UESI Member

or NASTT BC Member

$200 $180 $180
Non-Member $300 $280 $280

The price does not include tax. Tax is calculated based on the geographical location of the primary registrant at the rates given below.


Canada: Ontario HST 13%; New Brunswick HST 15%; Newfoundland and Labrador HST 15%; Nova Scotia HST 15%; Prince Edwards Island HST 15%; GST 5% is applicable for any province/territory not specifically mentioned. 

International: No tax

*To confirm your organization's membership status, please check CATT's current members list 

To take advantage of the member prices and save money, become a CATT member today!