Educational Opportunities Abound at Louisville Show

Staff | September 28, 2010

Equipment professionals will have an even greater opportunity to test their IQ at ICUEE this year.

The 2007 edition of the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) will offer attendees a wider variety of pre- and at-show educational sessions targeting underground, above-ground and overhead applications. New for ICUEE 2007, all show seminars will offer Continuing Educational Units credit to attendees.

Pre-show programs include an advanced horizontal directional drilling workshop conducted by Underground Construction Technology (UCT) and two certification courses from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An underground industry authority, UCT will be offering a special co-located education program throughout ICUEE.

Other on-site educational opportunities include a trench rescue awareness program from the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and a fiber restoration exhibit by the North American Telecommunications Damage Prevention Council (NTDPC). The NUCA program will help contractors better understand trench safety issues, including hidden hazards associated with rescue operations. The NTDPC exhibit will include live fiber optic splicing as part of its overview on what forms an underground fiber optic telecommunications network and what is required to repairit when damaged.

A field trip to the McAlpine Locks and Dam is also part of the ICUEE educational program. The complete schedule is available at

Known as "The Demo Expo," ICUEE will be held Oct. 16–18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The 2007 show will feature hands-on working equipment demonstrations and more than one million net square feet of the latest in equipment, technologies, products and services.