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ICUEE 2009 Offers The Latest Industry Education

Keeping up to date with the latest technology and techniques to boost productivity is more important than ever in today’s marketplace.

Attendees at the 2009 ICUEE – The Demo Expo will find more than 115 learning opportunities focused specifically on emerging trends in the construction and utility industry. That’s more than double the number at the last ICUEE, held in 2007.

“We know our attendees’ time away from the office and worksite is valuable. ICUEE education offers focused, in-depth knowledge-sharing opportunities with the industry’s leading experts. Participants can also share experiences and insights with peers from across the country and internationally,” noted Show Director Melissa Magestro.

ICUEE – the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition will be held October 6-8, 2009 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The show is known for extensive hands-on working equipment demonstrations and will cover more than one million net square feet of exhibits of the latest equipment, technologies, products and services. It is expected to attract 850 exhibitors.

ICUEE education features extensive learning opportunities with leading industry experts on the latest safety, regulatory, operational and technological issues affecting the utility and construction industry.

The 2009 ICUEE education includes new programs/sessions from Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Incident Prevention (iP), Industrial Utility Vehicle (IUV), National Rural Water Association (NRWA), Outside Plant (OSP) and Underground Construction Technology (UCT).

Industry professionals can access education geared to underground, above-ground and overhead applications, and sessions targeted to electric, sewer/water, phone/cable, gas, general construction, government and landscaping segments.

Sessions are grouped in tracks including equipment/fleet management, gas, renewable energy, safety, management/professional development, telecom, underground and water. Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be available for many of the education modules

Classroom programs and field trips will be offered pre-show and during the show. The latest details are on the show website, and attendees can sign up online. A variety of ticket packages are available so attendees can select just the sessions they need. Advance registration provides additional cost savings.

Pre-show, UCT will host an Advanced HDD workshop on Monday, October 5. This special day-long session will provide valuable tips and insights into the application and efficient operations of HDD projects. The presentation is structured to aid contractors, utilities and engineers in understanding the advantages, limitations and applications of a technology that increasingly is becoming the preferred installation method for underground construction. This special program is also applicable for seasoned drillers seeking a refresher course/update or inexperienced operators seeking to better understand the role of HDD in modern construction. After this workshop, attendees can then visit HDD equipment suppliers booths with an educated eye.

A field trip to the Outer Loop Landfill will be held Monday, October 5 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Another field trip is scheduled Thursday, October 8 from 2 pm to 4:30 pm to the Morris Forman Water Quality Treatment Center (MFWQTC), a High Purity Oxygen Waste Activated Sludge Secondary treatment plant. The largest wastewater treatment plant in Kentucky, MFWQTC is designed to treat 120 million gallons per day dry weather flow and up to 350 million gallons per day wet weather flow.

You can now follow the ICUEE 2009 trade show on Twitter at http://twitter.com/icuee and join the ICUEE – The Demo Expo Group at Linked in.

Greg Sitek

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