NASTT Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and Pipe Bursting Good Practices Guidelines

Sponsored by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology and held in conjunction with MASCON Underground

Feb 28, 2007 - Mar 01, 2007
Target groups: technicians, engineers, skilled tradesmen
Category: Seminar
The objective of the HDD course is to provide contractors, engineers and owners with a set of guidelines to assist them in utility installations using horizontal directional drilling. The course provides an in-depth overview of HDD and covers these five topics:
  • HDD operation and application;
  • HDD equipment and materials including rigs, drill pipe, bits, reamers, and down hole tools; drilling fluid recycling and recovery systems, drilling fluids and additives, and tracking equipment
  • Planning including surface and geological investigations, utility surveys, bore planning, and regulations and permitting
  • Jobsite safety including planning and preparation, traffic control, and safety equipment, practices, and response
  • Risk reduction, trouble shooting and mitigation.

Second day: Pipe Bursting Good Practices

The objective of the Pipe Bursting course is to provide an in-depth overview of pipe bursting.  The in-depth session covers four topic areas:

  • Types, methods, and application of pipe bursting
  • Planning and preliminary design of a pipe bursting job
  • Design and construction considerations
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving.

Course instructors are Dr. Samuel T. Ariaratnam and Dr. David Bennett.

For further information and registration please go to
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston, Massachusetts (USA)


Scott Odin


+1 800.827.8009, ext. 3337



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