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tt lining02One of the constraints to the greater adoption of trenchless methods is the lack of awareness of them amongst the engineering community. This is partly due to the fact that very few students graduating from UK universities have any knowledge of the wide range of techniques currently available.Because of time constraints or lack of awareness by staff themselves, most university departments do not include trenchless methods in their curriculum. However, there are a few that do manage to find a few hours in the syllabus to give a broad overview of trenchless technology.


Universities that do have staff involved in trenchless technology or cover trenchless methods in their teaching programmes include Aberdeen, Bradford, Birmingham, City (London), East London, Liverpool John Moores, Napier (Edinburgh), Nottingham Trent, UMIST, Oxford, Portsmouth, and Swansea.

The UKSTT has helped to sponsor the development of the MSc programme in Pipeline Engineering at the University of East London (UEL). UKSTT members have been involved in teaching trenchless methods as part of this course.

The UKSTT can often provide guest lecturers to speak on various trenchless methods for other universities who are invited to contact Peter Crouch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), the UKSTT Technical Secretary, if they would like to arrange such a lecture.




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The UKSTT, in conjunction with WTI Training Group, has been actively involved in developing training and assessment modules for a number of trenchless methods. These modules have been accredited by the City and Guilds Institute and thus formal certification of competence in trenchless methods is now possible. To date the following modules have been developed:

  • Impact Moling
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Pipe Bursting (Hydraulic Rod)
  • Pipe Bursting (Pneumatic)
  • Use of drilling Fluids in HDD
  • Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) (Background)
  • CIPP (Ambient cure)
  • CIPP (Heat cure)
  • CIPP (UV Light cure)
  • Surface tracking for guided Boring Systems
  • Management of HDD Operators
  • Management of Impact Moling Operations
  • Management of Pipe Bursting Operations
  • Subterra Subcoil Systems

Further information on developments and initiatives in training and assessment can be obtained from the Secretariat, 01926 513773.

In addition to WTI Training, there are several independent consultants who are regularly involved in specialist training for trenchless technology - contact details can also be obtained from Technical Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).




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