August 31, 2020 — September 27, 2020
Online - Course
A rapidly growing segment of pipe projects include trenchless technology. Jacking projects are less disruptive to the traveling public, communities, utilities and businesses. Trenchless installations save time, money, and improve roadway safety. Understanding this construction process can provide valuable insight into the trenchless process, and how it can be used not only for new construction but also as a replacement of failing culverts. Trenchless culvert replacement incorporates the concept of jacking pipe under existing roadways and consuming the existing pipe while increasing hydraulic capacity. As our nation’s infrastructure approaches the end of its service life, jacking procedures are a valuable option worth considering.
Modules will be released on Mondays on a weekly basis beginning with a 30-minute live zoom session from 4:30pm to 5:00pm. Independent online work will include a recorded lecture, quiz, and homework assignment. You will have 7 days to review the lecture and complete the weekly assignments. The instructor will be available by email and phone for questions and comments during the class and will be interacting with students as needed. The 4-week class will take approximately 6-8 hours to complete over the 4-week period.
Trenchless Technology and the Basics of Designing a Trenchless Project
- An introduction to the world of trenchless technology
- Basic design considerations
- Jacking forces – options to minimize the axial load on the pipe
- Overview of trenchless pipe installation options
- Discussion on Jacking
- Discussion on Microtunneling
- Discussion on Tunnel Boring Machines
Microtunneling On a Curve
- Considerations for designing a curved alignment
- Guidance equipment for curved pushes
- Accuracy expectations – a real life example
Trenchless Culvert Replacement
- Discussion of the options for repairing/replacing a failing culvert
- Value engineering and trenchless replacement
- Construction steps to success
Trygve Hoff, PE, is the Northeast Region Engineer for the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA). Tryg graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University and his professional experience ranges from environmental consulting in Ohio, to architectural engineering in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. Tryg has been promoting resilient infrastructure with the ACPA since 2012.
Who Should Attend
This class was developed as an introduction to trenchless pipe & culvert installation. We will cover many of the keys to a successful trenchless project. The content is intended for installers and design engineers but will begin from an entry level that will allow curious new comers to explore the world of underground construction.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $50.00
Private Industry: $200.00
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Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.