Trenchless Technology

DEC 2018

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Trenchless Technology Center Newsletter 21 Industry Advisory Board Trenchless Technology Center Newsletter D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 8 Trenchless Technology Center Louisiana Tech University DIRECTOR: Dr. John C. Matthews ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS: Dr. Tom Iseley ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH: Dr. Shaurav Alam RESEARCH LEADERS Dr. Arun Jaganathan, Dr. Amin Azimi, Dr. Omar Abdulkareem OFFICE MANAGER: Fredda Wagner SOUTH CAMPUS LAB MANAGER: Chris Morgan MUNICIPAL FORUM COORDINATOR: Carrie Kelly MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 10348 Ruston, LA 71272-0046 USA Phone: (318) 257-4072 | Fax: (318) 257-2777 E-mail: ttc@Latech.edu Web site for TTC: ttc.latech.edu Content for the TTC Newsletter was prepared by the Center. TTC IAB Members Bruce Jameson, Chair Ace Pipe Cleaning Bill Moore AOC Resins Staci Wegener BASF Jim Rush Benjamin Media Irene McSweeney Boston WSC David Ellett BRH-Garver Ali Mustapha, Vice- Chair Caddo Levee District Tim Taylor Carollo Engineers Daniel Buonadonna Jacobs CH2M John Morgan Citizens Energy Group Swirvine Nyirenda City of Aurora Eric Wharton City of Bloomington Thomas Blackman City of Denver Nick Domenick City of Columbus Edward Arrington City of Los Angeles Sean Benton City of Monroe Darrell Caraway City of Ruston Tom Wynne New York – DEP Collen Harold City of Portland David Smith City of Shreveport Eric Schadler City of Vancouver Jon Robison GeoEngineers Annie Ferguson Great Southern Press Dr. Ray Sterling Honorary Member Mr. Joe Barsoom Honorary Member Eugene Zaltsman Aegion Insituform Kaleel Rahaim Interplastic Corp. Steven Del Sole IPEX Management Gus O'Leary Kleinfelder Vic Weston LA CETF Larry Kiest LMK Technologies Wendy Chen Long Beach Water Joe Royer Milliken Infrastructure Lynn Osborn NASSCO Michael Burkhard Reline America Martin Bureau Sanexen Jeff Haby SAWS Kent Weisenberg SIPP Tech Russ Snow Stantec Qing Ma Tianjin Waterworks John Struzziery Town of Hull, MA Tony Baker Trinity Products Kurt Staller UTRWD Robert Carpenter Underground Construction TTC Sponsors Mo Ehsani PipeMedic John McGill Raven Lining Systems Jeff LeBlanc Thompson Pipe Group TTC Conducts Third Auger Boring School (ABS) The TTC and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) recently teamed to offer the third five-day intensive ABS on Nov 12-16, to meet the high demand for engineers and contractors needing training in auger boring design, application and installation. The school included classroom lectures and practical sessions. It was instructed by the foremost auger boring experts in the country. Sponsors of TTC Auger Boring School were, Barbco, U.S. Shoring & Equipment Co., Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, Brierley Associates, Midwest Mole, Trinity Products, Logan Clay Products, Wicker Construction, IDS GeoRadar, and Huxted Tunneling. The course covered all aspects of auger boring projects from design to construction, with special focus on safety. In conjunction with the third TTC Auger Boring School, Dr. Tom Iseley and Dr. Les Guice, President of Louisiana Tech University, presented the first TTC Life-Time Achievement Awards to Leo and Jim Barbera at a ban- quet. Dr. Guice was the department head of Civil Engineering in 1988 when he hired Dr. Iseley and helped to establish the TTC. He had the opportunity to work with Leo on several research projects and Leo served on the original TTC Industry Advisory Board, which was estab- lished in 1991. Leo Barbera was the founder of American Augers in 1970 and Jim (his brother) worked for him then established Barbco in 1989. ABS Field and Classroom Activities Left to Right: Dr. Tom Iseley, Leo Barbera, Jim Barbera, Dr. Les Guice This year, the IAB heard from several students, including senior students in the construction engineering technology program, members of the Louisiana Tech Chapter of the NASTT and graduate students, who made presentations and discussed their experiences with the Center. After learn- ing more about the student research going on throughout the Center, the board discussed opportunities to become involved with current research and to recruit TTC graduates to their firms. At the meeting, Bruce Jameson from ACE Pipe Cleaning completed his tenure as IAB Chair and Tom Wynne from the City of New York was elected as the new chair. We thank Bruce for his leadership the past two years! If you are interested in learning more about the IAB or joining the board, please contact TTC Director, Dr. John Matthews at matthews@latech.edu .

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