Call For Proposals

May 17, 2017

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN PRESENTING AT UCT. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR UCT 2018 HAS PASSED.

 

The Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition is now accepting program proposals for its industry-leading Educational Program. The sessions provide information readily beneficial to an audience of contractors, owners and consulting engineers. The program is an interactive forum to share perspectives, present ideas and explore issues for the construction and rehabilitation underground piping infrastructure via both trenchless and open-cut methods.

UCT is a broad event emphasizing the practical, real-world needs of contractors, owners and engineers in the overall underground construction and rehabilitation markets.

 

Proposal Submission

UCT accepts only unique presentations. If this proposal has been previously presented or pending approval at another conference, UCT regretfully cannot accept your submission.

  • Send a Word file that:
    • Includes a brief title
    • Provides an explanation of your proposal (125 words).
    • Must be received by May 15, 2017, via e-mail or thumb drive (Word format; no PDFs).
    • Must include complete name, title, company, address, phone and e-mail of speaker(s) who will actually be attending and presenting.
  • Most sessions will be for approximately 20 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Requests for longer times (45 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A) will be considered but must be made when abstract is submitted.
  • Final presentations must be generic. Excessive use of proprietary logos and other references are not allowed.
  • Presentations will be published in conference proceedings and accepted papers must submit a copy of their presentation (via Word document or PowerPoint) no later than Dec. 4, 2017.
  • Proposals from contractors, utilities/owners and engineers rather than vendor-only sessions are strongly preferred. Unless a specific presentation for an emerging technology program or tutorial tracks, vendor proposed presentations must include a contractor, owner or engineer as the primary speaker.

 Acceptance Process

  • Once abstract proposals are reviewed, the UCT advisory committees will notify authors of acceptance status
  • For accepted proposals, authors must submit a complete presentation (Word document or PowerPoint) no later than Dec. 4, 2017. No presentations will be accepted without on-time submittal and strict adherence to UCT guidelines.
  • Accepted presentations will be published in conference proceedings

Presentation Guidelines

  • UCT is not a specific engineering/technical conference. While engineering presentations are welcome, presentations emphasizing the practical, real-world needs of contractors, owners and engineers in the underground construction and rehabilitation markets are preferred.
  • Most sessions will allow for approximately 20 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Requests for longer times (45 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A) will be considered but must be made when abstract is submitted. The UCT advisory committees will make final decisions regarding presentation lengths
  • Final presentations must be generic. Excessive use of proprietary logos and other references are not permitted
  • Proposals from contractors, utilities/owners and engineers rather than vendor-only sessions are strongly preferred. Presentations by vendors for the emerging technology program or for tutorial tracks, must include a contractor, owner or engineer as the primary speaker.
  • Areas to be covered include (but are not limited to) the construction and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure systems, including trenchless and open-cut:
    • Case histories and project presentations;
    • Enhancements of current construction and rehabilitation equipment/methods;
    • Effective or new concepts for construction and rehab equipment/methods;
    • Industry trends, issues and concerns;
    • Emerging technologies; and
    • Damage prevention and safety.
  • ¬†Areas of focus include (but are not limited to):
    • Horizontal Directional Drilling
    • Wastewater and Storm water
    • Laterals
    • Manholes
    • Telecom
    • Gas distribution, electric, alternative energy, asset management, manholes, laterals and damage prevention and safety
    • Pressure Pipe
    • Potable Water
    • Emerging technologies (all markets)
    • Damage Prevention & Safety For Utility/Pipeline Contractors and Owners
    • Microtunneling/Pilot Tube
    • Auger boring/pipe ramming
    • CIPP (water, steam, UV, other)
    • Pipe bursting, splitting
    • Coatings (all types for both manholes and mainlines)
    • Sliplining/Tight-fit liners
    • Root control
    • Leak detection and I&I
    • Condition assessment and inspection
    • Asset management and performance evaluation
    • Tunneling and subsurface site conditions

     

    Send proposals to:

    Send proposals to Robert Carpenter (rcarpenter@oildom.com) or Cathy Schmermund (cschmermund@oildom.com)

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