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Underground Utility Construction Inspector School (UUCIS) successfully completes another year

June 15, 2017

June 16, 2017

Submitted by Monica Heil, Chair, Education & Training Committee

The Chapter’s Underground Utility Construction Inspector School (UUCIS) recently completed a successful 2016-2017 school year. Metro location classes were again hosted at the City of Bloomington’s Public Works Facility, and was then broadcast out to this year’s outstate location in Rochester, MN. A total 24 of students earned their certificate in the Bloomington location and 12 students earned their certificate in Rochester.

Each year, the UUCIS program is designed to provide practical information to enable people with underground utility inspection responsibilities to expertly and confidently do their jobs. Course topics include: 

  • Pre-Project/Construction Preparation
  • Project/Construction Safety
  • Underground Pipeline Construction Inspection
  • Scope Changes
  • New Pipe Installation Technologies
  • Contract Administration
  • Regulatory Overview

Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year; with this school year’s outstate location being hosted by the City of Hutchinson. Seating is limited at each location, so register today at: www.apwa-mn.org/events-education/education-training/undergroud-utilities

Pictured in the Bloomington location, Row 1, L - R:  Chris Petree (APWA-MN Chapter President), Chris Buntjer, Rich Burrows, Kelly Matzke, Pat Conrad, Tom Madigan, Lauren Letsche, Christina Orlowsky, Dave Downs and Dave Hutton (UUCIS Facilitator).  Row 2, L – R:  Scott Johnson, Derek Goddard, Matt Decur, Joseph Meemken, Nic Schmidt, Justin Bergerson, Chad Bauer, Rolf Litzinger, Alex Jordan, Jake Cardinal, Brandon Brodhag, Michael McCann, Christopher Caldwell and Bryce Thompson

Pictured in the Rochester Location: Bottom Row L-R:  Scott Stucky, Kevin Kuisle, Trevor Conway. Middle Row L-R:  Darrin Farley, Brett Jenkinson, Tyler Spies. Top Row L-R:  Aaron Cunningham, Josh DeFrang

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