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TTC Expansion
For more than 30 years, TTC has led the
way in advancing the science and practice
of trenchless technology. Again, rising
to the forefront, TTC is constructing the
first state-of-the-art, field training facility.
To be known as the Barbera Education,
Research and Training (BERT) facility, it
represents TTC's commitment to meeting
the ever-increasing challenges for the
global underground infrastructure.
Through the creation of BERT, TTC has
honored the past while driving the future.
The facility recognizes the contributions of
the Barbera family - Leo and Jim - to the
trenchless industry. Going forward, BERT
will be available for research, development
and training within the entire trenchless
technology industry, including TTC
specialty schools.
BERT will also be available for
international equipment and material
manufacturers, as well as technology
providers for research, development and
technology validation. The facility will
be the industry's resource to provide
dedicated programs for:
* Workforce development
* Professional development
* Undergraduate and graduate students
* Professor and instructor training
* Union instructor training
This is a major undertaking that will
require industry leaders to come together.
If the initiative is not supported, industry
will still be asking the same question 30
years from now that it has asked for the
past 30 years: How can our colleges and
universities produce graduates who understand what trenchless technology is all
about and the tremendous opportunities
that exist in meeting the challenges of our
underground infrastructure?
Currently, the TTC Underground
Infrastructure Campus (UIC) consists
of the world-class National Trenchless
Technology Research Facility (NTTRF),
sponsored by industry through the
leadership of Dr. Ray Sterling, an LA Tech
Professor Emeritus, during his tenure as
TTC Director. In addition, TTC also has a
facility used for long-term and specialized

testing programs, as well as specialized labs
across the university's campus.
BERT will be the next facility, but that
is not the end of the story. The vision for
UIC after BERT will be to expand NTTRF
to at least double the size and construct
a world-leading lecture hall with meeting
rooms and offices totally dedicated to the
trenchless industry.
TTC is issuing a call to action for the
industry to join us in accomplishing the

vision that will make our industry prepared
to meet future challenges. One option is
becoming a sponsor, with the following
sponsorship levels available:
* Diamond - $100,000 and above
* Platinum - $50,000 to $99,999
* Gold - $25,000 to $49,999
* Silver - $5,000 to $24,999
* Sponsor - $500 to $4,999
Please contact Dr. Tom Iseley at dtiseley@
latech.edu for more information. *

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