Plan to attend the 2017 Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Academy
New venue for third-annual networking, educational program
Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and Benjamin Media Inc. are once again working together to plan the Horizontal Directional Drilling Academy (HDD Academy), the must-attend conference for HDD professionals.
The 2017 HDD Academy will take place Feb. 13-14, 2017 at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe. Arizona State University will award 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of the course. Registration is limited in order to provide quality networking with HDD industry leaders and maintain a low student-instructor ratio. The 2016 program sold out, so plan to book early.
HDD Academy program instructors are all industry leaders who will cover numerous topics falling under two tracks: Pre Construction, Design and Material Selection and Construction and Operations. This includes HDD contracts and specifications; estimating; designing projects for specific pipe materials; drilling fluids; locating; damage prevention; and case studies covering HDD installations for several pipe materials, Direct Pipe installations and installations for specific utilities.
HDD is rapidly emerging as the primary choice for owners when confronted with river, road and railway crossings or situations requiring minimal disruption to surface activities. The technique provides a less-disruptive method and, oftentimes, a lower-cost opportunity for utility pipeline installations. The goal of the HDD Academy is to establish an annual learning platform for owners, regulators, contractors and engineers focusing on the options and opportunities for future utility pipeline projects.