Infrastructure professionals dealing with the rehabilitation of municipal infrastructure are faced with the need to upgrade sewer and watermain networks in a cost effective and timely manner that minimizes social and environmental impacts. In urban areas this need has been addressed through the use of trenchless construction and rehabilitation methods. For practitioners who specify trenchless methods, knowledge of current and developing technology is essential.


Course Outline

The Design Methods course builds on the foundation of trenchless construction and rehabilitation knowledge and focuses on the details of trenchless pipe design.

This course gives the infrastructure professional a comprehensive foundation and skills relating to the design of:

  • Gravity and pressure systems – structural and non-structural design methods for flexible and rigid liners.
  • New pipelines installed using horizontal directional drilling (HDD), pipebursting, microtunnelling, auger boring, pipe jacking or pipe ramming.


Key benefits to the student:

Completion of the Design Methods course will allow the student to:

  • Recognize the factors required in the selection of the optimum construction or rehabilitation technology.
  • Complete pipe design for trenchless construction or rehabilitation projects.
  • Develop construction and QA/QC specifications
  • Attain professional training credits.


Key benefits to the employer:

  • Staff that can competently design optimal trenchless construction and rehabilitation projects.
  • Provide the public with a best value delivery of infrastructure service improvements that minimizes social and environmental impacts.
  • Improved infrastructure performance.
  • More knowledgeable staff (HQP) that understand available trenchless construction methods.
  • Employee training credits that meet or exceed legislated requirements


Who should apply?

The epCIP Design Methods course is designed for engineers, technologists, technicians and others who have a background or working experience and desire to increase their knowledge of design for trenchless construction and rehabilitation projects through a university level course.