Microtunnelling Construction Means, Methods and Design
February 20, 2020

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. 

Who should attend?

Engineering consultants, contractors, technologists, municipal employees, field technicians, suppliers, infrastructure asset managers and anyone else who has an interest in municipal pipelines and wants to keep abreast of emerging industry trends to save money and environment.

What's included?

  • Course Material
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshment during Networking Breaks
  • 0.7 CEUs (continuing education units)
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)


February 20, 2020 | Mississauga Grand, 35 Brunel Rd,  Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8

7:30 - 8:00 AM | Registration


8:00 - 8:05 AM | Introduction, Mark Knight, CATT / University of Waterloo

Process and Equipment- EQUIPMENT Manufacturers and Suppliers

8:05 - 10:15 AM | Microtunnelling Process,  Equipment and Shafts, Gerhard Lang, Herrenknecht AG

10:15 - 10:30 AM | Networking Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM | Jacking Pipe Design and Pipe Control, Mark Knight, CATT / Univeristy of Waterloo

11:30 - 12:00 PM | Guidance Control and Data Management Systems, Dirk Chisnell, VMT

12:00 - 12:45 PM | Lunch Break

Design and Risk Mitigation- CONSULTANT Perspective

12:45 - 1:45 PM | Planning and Design Considerations, Marc Gelinas, Hatch

1:45 - 2:30 PM | Geotechnical Investigation and Risk Management, Mark Knight, CATT / University of Waterloo

2:30 - 2:45 PM | Networking Break

Case Studies- CONTRACTORS Perspective

2:45 - 3:15 PM | Case Study 1, Kyle Verwey, EarthBoring Limited

3:15 - 3:45 PM | Case Study 2, Dirk Chisnell, VMT

3:45 - 4:15 PM | Case Study 3, Mike Ireland, Michels Canada

4:15 - 4:30 PM | Discussion and wrap-up, Mark Knight, CATT

*Subject to change



Early Bird

(before Dec 7)


(Dec 7 - Feb 16)


(after Feb 16)

CATT  Member* $450 $550 $650
Non-Member $600 $700 $800


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