Agenda Announced for Annual Pilot Tube Seminar

Jan 19, 2016

Leading Experts to Gather in Boulder, Colorado, Feb. 8

The Pilot Tube Seminar, which is held each year the day before the annual Microtunneling Short Course, has announced the final agenda. The seminar, set for Feb. 8 in Boulder, Colorado, covers all aspects of the specialty pilot tube trenchless installation methods presented by experts in the industry.

The seminar includes classroom-style presentations covering technical topics and case histories, as well as a live equipment demonstration, presented by Troy Stokes of Akkerman Inc. Presentations are presented by contractors, engineers, owners and manufacturers/suppliers – covering the full range of the market. See below for the compete agenda.

Attendees can register for the Pilot Tube Seminar independent of the 23rd annual Microtunneling Short Course, scheduled for Feb. 9-11 in Boulder. For more information or to register, visit

Pilot Tube Seminar Agenda

Feb. 8, 2016 – Boulder, Colorado

8:00-8:15 AM Welcome - Timothy Coss, Microtunneling Inc.
8:15-9:00 AM Pilot Tube/Guided Boring Introduction, Troy Stokes, Akkerman
9:00-9:30 AM Clay Jacking Pipe, David Gill, Logan Clay Pipe
9:30-10:00 AM Case Study: Ala Moana Mall, Hawaii, Tim Pearia, Frank Coluccio Construction
10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:15-12:15 PM Live Equipment Display, Troy Stokes, Akkerman
12:15-1:15 PM Lunch
1:15-1:45 PM Case Study: 6 miles of 8- to 20-in. Pilot Tube in India, Paul Nicholas, AECOM
1:45-2:15 PM Tribor: From Pilot Tube to Auger Boring to HDD, Jim Barbera, Barbco
2:15-2:45 PM Case Study: mts Project, Andreas Thiele, mts Perforator
2:45-3:00 PM Break
3:00-3:30 PM Bortec Pilot Boring Method, David Crandel, Icon Equipment
3:30-4:00 PM Case Study: From the Engineer’s Point of View, Norman Joyal, McMillen Jacobs Associates
4:00-4:30 PM Case History: Vancouver Pilot Tube Project, Michael Ireland, City of Vancouver
4:30-5:00PM Planning and design considerations for Pilot Tube, Nick Strater, Brierley Associates
5:00 PM Wrap-up, Timothy Coss, Microtunneling Inc.



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