LSPA Continuing Education Webinar

Drilling in Tough Terrains 

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021  
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST  
Live Webinar via Zoom
Registration: In your LSPA registration confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom Registration for this topic. Registration for LSPA webinars requires a two-step process. 1) Complete the LSPA registration, and 2) In your LSPA confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration". You must also complete this registration in order to receive the webinar link, and reminder emails with course materials. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.  
Cost: Members $100 | Non-members $250
Course Instructors:  

  • Shawn Miller, Operations Manager for Aquifer Drilling & Testing, Inc. (ADT), Cascade Environmental
  • Dustin King, Regional Manager, Cascade Environmental
  • Bill Poupis, Sr. Vice President of Environmental Drilling, Cascade Environmental

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This course has been approved for 2.0 LSP Technical continuing education credits (#1750). This course is also being submitted for CT LEP credits. This is a new course. To ensure you receive continuing education credit for your attendance in this webinar, please read the LSPA's guidelines here.

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Webinar Description: 

No matter how experienced the LSP or the drilling contractor, some conditions at project sites are just more challenging than others. Whether it’s steep topography, remote forested locations, narrow sidewalks, or subsurface infrastructure like underground utilities, there are a lot of difficult (but common) site challenges that LSPs will have to address over the course of their careers. In this presentation, Cascade industry veterans will discuss drilling in tough terrains—and how to troubleshoot the most common challenges that arise.

The webinar will first provide an overview of various drilling technologies, highlighting their strengths, weaknesses, and unique capabilities, and include criteria to assist LSPs in deciding which methodologies might be best for a project site. The second part of the webinar will cover site challenges that occur in rural and urban settings, restricted and limited access sites, and near or over water. This will include the problems these types of sites present, safe and effective approaches to resolving them, and case studies from real sites in the northeast with familiar geology where these problems have been addressed. At the end of the seminar, there will be time for a Q&A session. 

To view course description and outline, click here.

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