Pipeline Design and Installation (PDI 2017)

Wednesday - Friday, June 21-23, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
The University of Texas at Arlington
24 PDH and 02.4 CEUs available

Design and installation of buried pipes are two processes that play a key role to ensure the short- and long-term performance of buried pipelines.

These two processes are strictly interrelated each other, therefore they cannot be considered as independent of one another. The reason is due to the fact that a buried pipe is a structure that interacts strongly with the surrounding soil in which it has been installed. Consequently, the pipe behavior and its own performance over time depend highly on surrounding soil properties, support provided by the soil around the pipe and pipe installation procedure, as well as pipe properties. On the basis of the above considerations, the structural design of buried pipes consists in solving the pipe-soil interaction problem in proper way. But this is only the first step. The second and final step is that the pipe installation procedures must be consistent with the design assumptions previously set in the design stage.

The seminar focuses on the structural design of all types of buried pipes – which are based on principles of soil mechanics and pipe mechanics, and on the analysis of pipe-soil interaction – and on the pipe installation procedures.


The objective of this workshop is to present design and construction of pipelines for water, sanitary sewer, and storm applications, through analysis of soil/pipe interaction and pipe material properties which influence design and behavior of buried pipelines, and how to properly install buried pipelines to comply with design conditions and pertinent standards.


  • Dr. Antonio Miglio, P.Eng., M.ASCE
    Hydraulic and Pipeline Consultant Engineer
  • Dr. Mohammad Najafi, P.E., F. ASCE
    Professor and Director of CUIRE

The conference features include:

  • Receive valuable CEUs and PDHs and Certificate of Completion,
  • Lunch and Refreshments are provided,
  • A copy of presentations are provided on USB drive,
  • And a lot more!

Who Should Attend

  • Pipeline Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Geotechnical and Civil Engineers
  • Utility Engineers
  • Pipeline Owners
  • City Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Contractors
  • Fabricators and Manufacturers of Pipeline Systems
  • Anyone else involved in pipe design and construction

Registration Fees

Registration costs are as follows:

Before May 15 After May 15 After June 15 On-site Registration
$595 $695 $795 $895 (cash or check only on site)

PDI 2017

Pipeline Design and Installation (PDI 2017)

CUIRE - Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education