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Fort Worth to Host 2017 Underground Utility Conference

Mon January 09, 2017 - West Edition #1
Construction Equipment Guide

The 2017 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) is taking its benchmark education program to the Fort Worth Convention Center, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Presented by Underground Construction magazine, UCT is the largest event in the United States focusing on underground utility infrastructure rehabilitation and construction.

Conference attendees will learn the latest in underground utility pipe rehabilitation and new construction using both trenchless and open-cut technologies through hands-on demonstrations in the exhibit hall or by real-world case histories, presentations and panel discussions in the seminars.

The educational program offers 27 professional development hours, reviewed and certified by The University of Texas at Arlington (continuing education units are also available).

Attendee demographics include public works, telecom, gas and electric, government officials, contractors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers. A wide variety of technologies are highlighted at the conference such as horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, cured-in-place pipe and dozens more.

John Robert Carman, the city of Fort Worth's water director, will deliver the welcome and keynote address at 9 a.m. on Jan. 31, immediately following a continental breakfast for municipal personnel, contractors, engineers and vendors.

Academic sponsors lending their expertise to the program include: the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education, University of Texas at Arlington; the Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University; the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials & Technology, University of Houston; Vanderbilt University; Colorado School of Mines; Swim Center at Virginia Tech University; Del E. Webb School of Construction, Arizona State University; the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies, University of Waterloo (Canada); and Oklahoma State University.

UCT also has the support of industry associations such as the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, Distribution Contractors Association, Power & Communication Contractors Association, NACE International, Pipe Line Contractors Association, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, North American Society For Trenchless Technology, American Gas Association, Southern Gas Association and many more.

A limited number of exhibit booths and sponsor opportunities remain. Press registration is complimentary. Early registration discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company.

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