AE-50 Trench Protection and Pipe Installation - FREE!

This course features elements relevant to amongst others the North-American continent. This course includes neither tutorial services nor a final examination.

This course is available free of charge. To access it, please register on

The most common method utilized worldwide for pipeline installation is the open cut method. This is especially true for gravity pipelines. While, at first glance, the open cut method seems to be a "simple" constructon method, it becomes highly complex when used in urban areas and at large depths.

This course is divided into two parts:

  • The first part is focused on important technical knowledge on securing the trench and making it a safe work zone. It presents the many options available in this regard.
  • The second part is focused on the correct pipeline installation techniques including backfilling of the trench and the removal of the shoring.

The net learning time is approx. 3 days.

This course is offered by the Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH (Bochum) and STEIN Ingenieure GmbH (Bochum) in cooperation with STEIN Ingenieure GmbH is a consulting engineering firm specialising in trenchless pipeline installation, rehabilitation and maintenance, as well as environmental technology. We are a subsidiary of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein provided essential foundations for a sustained management of drainage systems, as well as for trenchless installations of pipelines and their rehabilitation and maintenance. STEIN Ingenieure has its focus on this tradition and its intertwined objectives, as e.g. environmental protection, improved underground supply and disposal infrastructures - and with that an improved quality of life in our cities.

The complexity of this task requires interdisciplinary solutions. Our team of highly qualified professionals at STEIN Ingenieure is at your disposal. Our know-how in planning, construction, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation and management of water supply and disposal networks, as well as the mastery of all trenchless installation methods and pipeline rehabilitation are the key to our success.

In addition to consulting services and practice-oriented solutions we initiate and support a multitude of research and development projects. We advise and assist owners and operators in all fields of rehabilitation and maintenance management of their supply and disposal networks.

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By combining experts from the fields of engineering, computer science and media development, we are able to offer all of the building blocks necessary for e-learning and knowledge management in the construction industry.

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Beginner to Advance


3 days