You’re invited! Enrollment is now open for TEI Rock Drills’ Hollow Bar School. Two sessions will be offered this year in order to accommodate growing interest. Students will learn from industry experts through classroom and field training about the process and best practices of installing hollow bar micropiles for soil stabilization.
All aspects of hollow bar installation will be taught including the TEI Method for Installation, grouting principles, an overview of micropile and soil nail design, and step-by-step instructions on how to properly test a hollow bar micropile. Case studies from geotechnical contractors will be emphasized. Instructors also cover the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of each piece of equipment.
Hollow Bar School will take place in Montrose, Colorado on June 2-4 and June 5-7, 2019. Each session is limited to 32 participants, and both are expected to sell out. Your seat is only reserved upon payment. The price is $1800, which includes a welcome reception, three nights’ stay at Holiday Inn Express, three catered meals a day, transportation between the hotel and the TEI facility, 16 hours of training by highly regarded professionals with a ratio of one instructor per every two students, a flash drive with all the information presented, and a certificate of completion.
You can register on our website here. For questions, contact Sydnie at 1-800-777-3745 or [email protected]
Western’s Craig Berninger speaks to the group about hollow bar installation
Rock drilling engineers, contractors, and estimators had the opportunity to meet in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, November 9, 2018 for TEI Rock Drills’ and Western Equipment Solutions’ Hollow Bar Seminar. Participants learned from industry experts through classroom instruction and outdoor demonstrations about the process and best practices of installing hollow bar soil nails (HBSN) for soil stabilization.
The International Association of Foundation Drilling, in conjunction with The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, devised a standard for the installation of HBSN in 2010. Since then, TEI has been at the forefront of the education of users in this method, holding sold-out seminars and schools several times each year.
Attendees wait outside Western Equipment Solutions for a drilling demonstration to begin
Western Equipment Solutions, a distributor of TEI equipment, transformed their warehouse into a classroom for this event. Instructors led the discussion to familiarize attendees with HBSN technology, including different types of hollow bars, proper drill rig choice, and best grout plant technique.
The next Hollow Bar Seminar will be held May 1-2, 2019 in Columbus, North Carolina at Foothills Drilling Equipment. Two sessions of TEI’s Hollow Bar School will take place in Montrose, Colorado, June 2-4 and June 5-7, 2019. Call 800-777-3745 now to reserve your space – they will fill up quickly, don’t miss it!
Our very own President, Sue Frank, and Glenn Patterson, Director of International Sales, will be attending the Electra Mining Africa 2018 expo in Johannesburg, South Africa September 10-14. They will be representing TEI at one of the largest events of its kind in the world with over 850 exhibitors – more than its ever seen in its 46-year history.
Mining, manufacturing, electrical, and power industry leaders will be gathering together to learn from each other and stay informed of new technology. Each day of the week-long expo will feature a different theme, including safety, diversity, and skill development. The event promises to have a highly immersive environment where industry experts will be available for seminars and hands-on demonstrations of new products.
Our long-time distributor, Demolition & Drilling Equipment (DDE), is located in South Africa and will have an exhibit at hall OS, stand P1202. It will be Sue’s first visit to South Africa.
Safe travels, guys!
Check back soon – we’ll be posting pictures of their adventures.