BTE Presents HDD Good Practices at Regional Conferences

Dave Bennett presented NASTT’s Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices Course at the Pacific Northwest NASTT Chapter’s Annual Conference on January 16 in Portland, OR.  Dr. Bennett presented the course with co-author Dr. Sam Ariaratnam to 26 attendees, including engineers, owners, and contractors. The course and conference were organized by Brendan O’Sullivan and the Pacific Northwest Chapter.

Matthew Wallin will be presenting the HDD Good Practices Course for the NASTT-British Columbia Chapter on February 26 in Richmond, British Columbia.  Mr. Wallin will be presenting with Dr. Jason Lueke.  Registration information for the course can be found at the NASTT-BC website.

Bennett Trenchless at No Dig 2019 in Chicago

Bennett Trenchless Engineers will be attending the annual North American Society for Trenchless Technology No-Dig Show in Chicago, Illinois from March 17 to March 21.  In addition to attending the conference, Bennett Trenchless staff have authored or co-authored three papers that will be presented at the conference, including:

  • Monday, March 18 at 10:45 AM in Track 2: Hydrofracture Risk Evaluation: Advancing Design Practice
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 8:00 AM in Track 4: A Case Study in Corestones – Challenging Pipejack Beneath I-8 in San Diego
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 8:50 AM in Track 4: Sioux Falls, South Dakota I-229 Trenchless Crossing Obstacles Overcome through Teamwork and Perseverance: Or How Did We Miss That?

Bennett Trenchless staff will also be teaching the following courses before and after the technical sessions of the conference:

We look forward to the opportunity to learn and collaborate with the best in the industry.  We hope to see you there!

NASTT 2018 New Installations Paper of the Year

Wallin and Bennett win 2018 Paper of the Year Award

At the 2018 No-Dig Conference in Palm Springs, CA, Kate Wallin and David Bennett were awarded the NASTT 2018 Paper of the Year – New Installations Award for their paper, “The Devil in the Details”.  The paper discusses common pitfalls encountered on small HDD projects and how these hazards can be addressed and mitigated during design.  Topics discussed in the paper include geotechnical investigations, bore geometry, work areas, performance requirements, and early feasibility analysis of the project and constraints.  The paper emphasizes that identification and mitigation of potential problems during the design phase can limit the number and severity of unexpected problems during construction.


Mary Neher Featured in Trenchless Today

Bennett Trenchless is happy to announce that Senior Project Engineer, Mary Neher, has been featured in NASTT’s Trenchless Today magazine.  Ms. Neher interview was included in the Winter 2018 issue’s  In the Trenches segment.  The article details Mary’s experience and accomplishments in trenchless design.  Read the write-up here.

Kate Wallin Elected to WESTT Board

We are pleased to announce that Bennett Trenchless Engineers’ employee Kate Wallin has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Western Chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT).  The Western Chapter of NASTT is a multi-disciplinary society of individuals and organizations with professional, utilitarian, or environmental interests in Trenchless Technology.  The Western Chapter of NASTT (WESTT) promotes the NASTT mission within our western region of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Bennett Trenchless Engineers Hires Sam Ko

Bennett Trenchless Engineers is pleased to announce that Sam Ko has joined the firm as an Associate Engineer. Sam is a recent engineering graduate of Sacramento State University. Welcome to the Trenchless Industry, Sam!

BTE to Present at No-Dig 2017 in Washington, DC

No Dig 2017 at Gaylord Hotel in Washington DCBennett Trenchless Engineers will be presenting at the North American Society for Trenchless Technology’s Annual No Dig Conference at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, DC from April 9th to the 13th.  On Sunday, April 9th, Matthew Wallin will be teaching the Introduction to New Installations Short Course, covering topics including horizontal directional drilling (HDD), auger boring, pilot tube, open-shield pipejacking, microtunneling, and earth pressure balance pipejacking.  During the conference, Kate Wallin will be presenting a paper on the design details that can become pitfalls for small HDD projects, with application for other trenchless construction projects.  On Wednesday and Thursday, David Bennett and Mary Neher will be instructors for the newly revised HDD Good Practices Short Course.  The HDD course covers HDD projects from design through construction, and includes an in depth analysis of the design calculations required for analyzing risks of hydrofracture, pullback pipe stresses, and settlement.