NASTT's Pipe Bursting Best Practices Course

Course Details:

NASTT is pleased to co-sponsor its Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course with the NASTT-BC Chapter on June 14, 2016 at the:

Vernon Atrium Hotel & Conference Centre

3914 - 32nd Street
Vernon, BC V1T 5P1 

in Vernon, British Columbia


and on June 16, 2016 at the:


Comfort Inn & Suites Conference Centre

3020 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8T 5C7 
 in Victoria, British Columbia.


NASTT’s Mission - Quality Education & Training Programs:

Our mission is to advance trenchless technology and to promote its benefits for the public and the environment by offering quality education and training programs on various trenchless methods. NASTT will deliver you a comprehensive, consensus-based course outline that is non-commercial and academically oriented. Our instructors are experts and respected leaders in their fields of expertise. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered for attendees’ participation.


Course Objective:

The NASTT Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course provides an overview of pipe bursting and covers four topic areas: (1) the types, methods and application of pipe bursting; (2) planning and preliminary design of a pipe bursting job; (3) design and construction considerations; and (4) troubleshooting and problem solving.


NASTT Course Instructors:


Dr. Alan Atalah is an Associate Professor who teaches construction management at Bowling Green State University. He has been involved in water and wastewater projects for more than 30 years, 20 years of which were in trenchless technology construction. Dr. Atalah earned Doctor of Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He has made hundreds of trenchless technology and construction management presentations in many national conferences and seminars.

Dr. David Bennett, P.E. is a registered professional engineer and principal of Bennett Trenchless Engineers, a top 50 trenchless consulting firm, serving clients nationwide. David earned BS and MCE degrees in civil engineering from Mississippi State University before earning his Ph.D. in Geo-technical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has authored or co-authored over 50 publications in the areas of trenchless technology and geo-technical engineering, including the HDD Good Practices Guidelines and the Pipe Bursting Good Practices Guidelines. He is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the GeoInstitute and the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), serving on several technical and conference committees.

Course Fees

Price per applicant is $500.00CAD. A reduced fee of $450.00CAD will be charged to those who apply on or before Friday, May 13th, 2016. Registration links below.


NASTT’s Pipe Bursting Good Practices Course Agenda


8:15 AM Opening Remarks & Introductions


8:25 AM Module 1 – Introduction and Background

• Pipe Bursting Techniques

• Application Areas

• Pipe Considerations

• Risks and Potential Problems


9:45 AM Break


10:00 AM Module 2: Part 1 – Planning and Design

• Site Investigations

• Factors that Impact Design

• Risk Evalulation


11:15 AM Lunch


12:15 PM Module 2: Part 2 – Planning and Design

• Design Calculations

• Drawings and Specifications


1:30 PM Break


1:45 PM Module 3 - Construction

• Submittals

• Construction Sequence


3:30 PM Module 4 – Troubleshooting and Mitigation


4:00 PM Q&A Period, Course Evaluations and Wrap-up


4:30 PM Course Adjourns

To register, ctrl + click on link:

Register for June 14th, 2016 Event in Vernon, BC

Register for June 16th, 2016 Event in Victoria, BC


Event Date: 
Tue, 06/14/2016