AEM Supports Horizontal Drilling Academy

AEM is proud to support the annual Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Academy and encourages industry professionals to attend this first-class learning opportunity.

January 29, 2018, REF: AEM Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Slated for February 22-23 in Tempe, Arizona, the intensive two-day course focuses on horizontal directional drilling pre-construction, design and material selection, construction and operations. The program features Samuel Ariaratnam (Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng), an industry leader who is professor and construction engineering program chair at Arizona State University.

To view the agenda, list of speakers and to register, visit

“AEM is pleased to participate in the HDD Academy as a supporting organization; it is a great event that brings horizontal drilling stakeholders together with owners and operators in the utility excavation industry to discuss the latest technologies and training to further their knowledge and capabilities,” said AEM Technical and Safety Services Manager William “Bernie” Bernhard.

Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and AEM member Benjamin Media Inc. host the event, which will be held at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel.

AEM’s underground utility awareness campaign promotes safety and damage prevention with best-practices resources available online. Several AEM equipment operating safety manuals specifically cover underground excavation.