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Registration now open for UUCIS

July 30, 2014

APWA-MN recently completed another successful year of the Underground Utilities Construction Inspectors School, or UUCIS.  The 2013-2014 school year included class locations in Richfield, Rochester, and Sioux Falls, SD.  

The chapter developed UUCIS to provide trained and knowledgeable construction inspectors for underground infrastructure construction. Classes are designed to engage both new and seasoned construction inspectors, by providing real-world examples of issues commonly encountered in the field, as well as information about new and emerging technologies in underground utility construction. 












Richfield UUCIS, 2013-2014, pictured above. 1st Row, left to right:  Troy Grossman, William Carlson, Chris Petree, Joe Homan, Ben Perkey, Josh Wagner, Nate Palmer, Antonio Madrigal. 2nd Row: Bob Cockriel (APWA-MN Vice President), Bruce Loney (UUCIS chair), Michael Olmstead, Timothy Thien, Thomas Dauer, Leon Weiland, Travis Iverson, Nate Behlan, Thomas Mikacevich, Paul Carlson, John Moy, Paul Pasko (UUCIS facilitator). 3rd Row:  Dave Westemeyer, Michael Goldak, Dana Bjork, Daniel Heinzmann, Aaron Kuznia, Steve Ferraro.











Rochester UUCIS, 2013-2014, pictured above. Left to right: Cory Felderman, Jeremy Hofmeister, Byran Holtz, Mike Glenzinski, Dave Trotter, Jeff Atkinson, Josh Fjetland, Eric Loftus.

Metro area participants gather at MnDOT’s centrally located Cedar Avenue Truck Station to learn first-hand from public works and engineering professionals about construction related practices, issues, and technologies.

UUCIS also provides opportunities for out-state inspectors to remotely attend the school and view in real-time the same presentation materials from the Richfield location via the internet. The out-state locations rotate on a yearly basis in order to provide opportunities to attend the class throughout the state. 

Registrations for the 2014-2015 school year are now being accepted through September 17, 2014. The school is offered in eight monthly half-day sessions, and will run from October 2014 through May 2015. Class locations will be offered in Richfield, Duluth, and Minot, ND. Class sizes are limited to 25 students in Richfield, and to 10 students in both the Duluth and Minot locations. 

Participants completing all sessions of this school will earn 3.2 Continuing Education Credits.  Completion of all sessions also qualifies those utility operators needing water/wastewater credits for 16 contact hours towards Minnesota Department of Health License Renewal requirements, and 20 direct contact hours with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. 

Learn more about the UUCIS and download registration materials

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