Horizontal Directional Drilling-Coverage of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Technologies for Utility and Pipeline Application

Date/Time :

March 15, 2017 8:00 - March 16, 2017 4:30

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This training will provide contractors, engineers, inspectors and others working in the trenchless industry with complete technical information on the design, permitting, construction bid documents, specifications, and construction of HDD applications. The course focus will be on HDD implementations with steel pipelines and municipal natural gas utilities, and will also include coverage of the HDD Model Footage Contract, providing guidelines for HDD projects, example specifications, and information on risk reduction. The course will also provide design calculations with examples using an HDD computer application.

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"This was one of the most useful technical classes that I have attended. I think the knowledge that I have gained from the class will help us reduce some of the risks in our future HDDs."
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Course notes in paper and flash drive format
Certificate of completion awarding 14 PDHs
Trial version of the HDD Toolbox Software
Light breakfast and full lunch


The Horizontal Directional Drilling course is offered as a 2-day course that covers Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) operation with complete technical information on the design, permitting, construction bid documents, specifications, and construction of HDD applications. The course is geared to provide an in depth overview of HDD from planning to demobilization.


Day 1

1. HDD Introduction
2. HDD History and Basics
3. HDD Technology and Equipment
4. HDD Feasibility
5. HDD Design
6. Steel Pipe Stress

Day 2
7. Plastic Pipe Stress
8. HDD Subsurface Conditions
9. HDD Borehole Stability
10. HDD Tracking and Construction Monitoring
11. HDD Contracts

Who Should Attend

All pipeline, utility and consulting engineers, superintendents, contractors, inspectors and other technical individuals with the responsibility of managing, operating, or maintaining pipeline, trunk or distribution systems.

Event Contact
Training  Department
Event Coordinator
email: hafsa@technicaltoolboxes.com
Phone: 713-630-0505 ext 206
Fax: 713-630-0560

Venue Information
Technical Toolboxes
TBA Hotel,
Houston, Texas, 77027
United States
Hafsa Ahmed
Event Coordinator
Phone: 713-630-0505
Fax: 713-630-0560
Email: hafsa@technicaltoolboxes.com
We will have an exact location address shortly. Please be aware that training courses in Houston will no longer be held at the Technical Toolboxes offices.


David Willoughby
David Willoughby is the Director, Energy & Corrosion for Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD and author of the book Horizontal Directional Drilling. He has 31 years of experience in engineering, technical writing, and management in the natural gas, petroleum and pipeline industry. He is registered by the Council of Engineering Specialty Boards as a Petroleum Operations Engineer.
Mr. Willoughby serves as the Project Manager for several major pipeline projects that include many HDD applications and has performed HDD consulting and designs on numerous water body and road crossings.

$ 1,550.00 (USD)