Amid the ongoing pandemic, the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) has shifted its date from late January to May 18-20 at the Music City Center in Nashville. The event, put on by Underground Construction magazine, focuses on trenchless and other technologies for the utility infrastructure market.

“Current restrictions on in-person meetings, coupled with companies experiencing travel bans were among many contributing factors we considered when discussing changing the conference date,” says Karen Francis, the conference’s director. “After several meetings with the Music City Center, we decided to reschedule UCT to a much safer time that will allow the full functionality and benefits of a face-to-face event.”

In a release, show organizers say UCT will continue to provide attendees with timely information about underground utility infrastructure, as well as real-world case studies. Education tracks include sewer, water, horizontal direction drilling (HDD), and more. The entire program qualifies for professional development hours (PDHs) and continuing education units (CEUs).

“Conversations with many exhibitors revealed they were relieved and even excited that we are making the change and view the move as coming at a time when people will be more than ready to see each other and get back to work,” Francis adds.

The 2021 UCT event kicks off with a pre-show workshop on inflow and infiltration, plus a series of trenchless technology training schools hosted by CUIRE at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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