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Avanti International, producer and provider of injection grouts for municipal industrial, and geotechnical applications, will begin offering a Certified Grout Technician course. The course will certify competence in knowledge of solution grouts and application of best practices to seal the collection system from infiltration of groundwater, exfiltration of sewerage, and stabilization of the sewer trench from further erosion of supporting soils. For the first time, municipal stakeholders and engineers can now specify municipal grouting projects for sealing mainline pipe and service laterals performed by a certified technician.

The two-day course titled - Advanced Insitu Grout Chemistry & Best Practices - Level 300 - provides Grout Technicians with both classroom and hands-on lab experiences to better equip decision-making in response to variable conditions such as soil types, temperature extremes, and presence of groundwater.

Day One focuses on the process of injecting a two-component acrylamide grout through pipe joints and defects into supporting soils creates an impermeable seal which stabilizes the sewer trench. With controllable gel-strengths, set-times, and additives that change outcomes, specialized knowledge and skills are necessary. As with any proven remediation technology, execution is everything. Day Two focuses on best practices and will be instructed quarterly by a different guest expert—seasoned with experience.

John Manijak, Services Manager--Midwest for Michels Corporation will be the guest expert at the inaugural event. With 20 years of injection grouting experience, Manijak has performed as project manager, business development manager, and mentor to dozens of employees. Recognized with the Golden Manhole Award in 2015, Manijak is an active member of Central States Water Environment Association, American Public Works Association, National Association of Sewer service Companies, and Infiltration Control Grouting Association.

There are necessary prerequisites before attending Advanced Insitu Grout Chemistry & Best Practices:

  • Level 100—Fundamentals of Municipal Grouting – A structured 16-module video series with intermittent quizzes over the history, purpose, technologies, and techniques of injection grouting for municipal applications - mainline, manhole, laterals, and connections.
  • Level 200 – Municipal Sewer Grout School – the two-day school focuses on the mechanics of grouting.
  • Level 300 - Advanced Insitu Grout Chemistry & Best Practices

To find out more about the Level 300 course, contact Avanti International at 800.877.2570 or [email protected].

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