Another Success: The 2022 Auger Boring School
With high hopes building up for this year’s annual Auger Boring School, everybody on the team was prepared for the best. The annual Auger Boring School is held on Louisiana Tech University grounds. The classroom sessions took place at the Integrated Engineering and Science Education Building on campus, while the hands-on training sessions were held at the Trenchless Technology Center’s Barbera Education, Research & Training (BERT) facility.
The BERT facility was specifically named after giving praise to some of the most prominent innovators in the Auger Boring industry, such as James and Leo Barbera. James Barbera was the founder of Barbco Inc. and his older brother Leo was founder of American Augers. Both Jim and Leo worked together in the beginning of their careers, paving the way for many more to come.
This three-day course ran from November 7th-10th where contractors, engineers, and more were provided with the knowledge and background from trained professionals in the industry, to understand the important components of auger boring operations required to make for successful projects.
In addition to the classroom lectures, Barbco Inc. and U.S. Shoring & Equipment Co. donated some industry leading auger boring and guided boring equipment to the event so students could get practical, hands on training from industry professionals. This equipment included Barbco’s state of the art Pathfinder Guided Boring system.
Be on the lookout for more information on next year’s Auger Boring School through Barbco Inc. , or Louisiana Tech University.
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