Charge: To support safety, training, technical developments, and voluntary operational guidelines that sustain professional practices and contractors in the area of HDD. The committee also helps to coordinate a DCA session for conferences such as UCT (Underground Construction Technology) and ICUEE (International Construction Utility Equipment Expo).
Composition: The Co-chairs of each committee are appointed by the President at the Mid Year Meeting. The position of co-chairmen alternate every two years between contractor members and associate members. Members of the committee are self selecting, though the President can appoint members to the committee.
Mission Statement of the Committee: To promote the use and education of Horizontal Directional Drilling as a viable, safe and environmentally friendly construction method. This will be accomplished by supporting safety & environmental training, technical development, and good practices guidelines that sustain professional productive contractors.
DCA Members can view meeting minutes on the HDD Committee Page in the Members Only section of the website.
At the July 2013 DCA HDD Committee, Dave Fisher and Don Dell of Bentonite Performance Minerals presented a Best Practices video and it has been uploaded to YouTube. Click on the link below to view the video:
OSU Mud Disposal Fact Sheet
OSU Mud Disposal Final Project Result
HDD Specifications (MAG 608)