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HAMMERHEAD UNIVERSITY

LEADING THE INDUSTRY IN TRENCHLESS EDUCATION

HammerHead Trenchless has the singular aim of providing unsurpassed support to our customers, including access to the training necessary for successful application of trenchless technology. Our commitment to that goal drove us to develop an innovative educational solution, the first of its kind in our industry: HammerHead University.

HammerHead University offers comprehensive training services for CIPP installers and other trenchless practitioners. HammerHead provides expert-led, hands-on training at our world class training facility in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and continues to provide on-the-job training in the field. Our training services are customized to meet the needs of you and your crew.

INNOVATIVE EDUCATION

We understand that the success of a project or business is dependent upon the competence of the crews on the job. Our mission is to support our customers by providing comprehensive and effective training to ensure your crews are ready.

APPLICATIONS EXPERTISE

Courses are led by former contractors, knowledgeable equipment specialists and experienced field technicians providing students access to unmatched applications expertise.

HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION

HammerHead University courses are formatted so that students spend time learning through hands-on training and practice using the equipment and materials they encounter in the field.

CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM

Every business is unique so we tailor each course to the specific needs of its participants. Crews that train with us will learn on the equipment they use and they'll practice scenarios they typically encounter on the job.

FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS

Our training curriculum and learning environment are designed to ground students in the fundamentals of the application and instill best practices resulting in consistent performance in the field.

CIPP INSTALLER CERTIFICATION

LEARN LATERAL CURED-IN-PLACED PIPE LINING

HammerHead University offers comprehensive training for CIPP Installers where crews receive guided instruction from experienced lining specialists and benefit from hands-on practice using HammerHead Lining Systems. Our training facility is designed to simulate real-world job scenarios within a controlled environment to eliminate the distractions and variables of the job to focus on the fundamentals of the application.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of the relining process including how to assess if a pipe is a candidate for CIPP, and discuss the benefits of relining vs replacement
  • Learn the properties and selection of lining materials and the proper use of typical installation equipment
  • Get hands-on practice going through the complete lining process: pipe preparation, liner wet-out, inversion, curing and inspection
  • Gain experience using the latest CIPP technologies and equipment
  • Learn application best practices including equipment maintenance, jobsite clean-up and safety

Program Details:

  • LENGTH: 3 days
  • MEALS: Lunches and dinners are provided
  • LODGING: Students are responsible for their own travel and lodging
  • TYPICAL CLASS SIZE: 2-8 students*

*We can accommodate up to 18 students. Contact us for more info!

Experience levels

Rookies and veteran installers alike can benefit from training! Our training sessions are customized to the individual needs of the students and their employer.

Prerequisites

Every individual participating in training will be required to complete a pretest prior to their scheduled session. This allows our training staff to plan the curriculum based on the knowledge and experience level of the students

Training is held at the HammerHead University Training Facility at our corporate headquaters in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. The indoor training spaces allows sessions to be held year-round at your convenience.

Call us or fill out the contact form to schedule your training!

HammerHead has always and will continue to provide training and support in the field. Please contact us for more information.

Because the curriculum is tailored to the needs of your group, variables such as experience level, and number of individuals to be trained may affect program cost.

>> Please contact us for a custom quote.

LOCATION:

HammerHead Trenchless Corporate Headquarters 
500 South C.P. Avenue
Lake Mills, WI 53551

TRANSPORTATION:
Closest airports –

  • Madison (MSN) – 27.3 miles away (30-35 min.)
  • Milwaukee (MKE) – 60.3 miles away (60 min.+)

RECOMMENDED HOTEL:

Hilton Garden Inn Oconomowoc
1443 Pabst Farms Cir,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 200-2222
Conveniently located between Milwaukee and Lake Mills – Make a reservation

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customize your training course

Does your crew use other rehabilitation tools and process? Our goal is to maximize the value of students’ time at HammerHead University so you can customize your CIPP Installer training by including the following ‘add on’ applications to your crew’s training session:

Service Reinstatement | Drain Cleaning Tools | Point Repair | Epoxy Brush-Coating System | PortaBurst Pipe Bursting System

all lateral courses

COURSES AVAILABLE:

HammerHead offers training on all HammerHead equipment and trenchless processes. Explore our lateral rehabilitation and replacement course offerings below:

HammerHead University offers a comprehensive, 3-day training course for CIPP Installers where crews can receive guided instruction and hands-on practice using HammerHead Lining Systems. Our training facility is designed to simulate real-world job scenarios within a controlled environment to help installers focus on the fundamentals of the application.

While the facility is set up to mimic actual job conditions, it was thoughtfully designed to provide students the benefit of visual access to what would normally be unseen – pipes in a wall or underground.  This training format provides a safer way for technicians to gain a thorough understanding of the application’s principles, and acquire practical experience resulting in improved productivity and consistent performance.

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SECTIONAL CIPP POINT REPAIR INSTALLATION

Students learn proper procedures and best practices for installing sectional CIPP repairs with HammerHead point repair solutions. Students receive guided instruction and hands-on practice going through point repair installation step-by-step.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand how to determine if point repair is the right solution for a customer’s problem
  • Discuss the various applications and use of point repair solutions including its function as a supplement to CIPP lining and other rehabilitation technologies
  • Gain experience using proper procedures to install point repairs
  • Learn crucial skills for the point repair job site including safey and equipment maintenance

LENGTH: 1-2 Days*

*2 days are recommended; 1-day point repair training is available for groups training on multiple products/applications

EPOXY BRUSH-COATING SYSTEM

The innovative brush-cast epoxy coating system from Picote Solutions has proven to be a practical way to renovate lined and unlined pipes and connections using Picote’s miller machines. Our pipe coating course provides comprehensive training on the coating process from start to finish.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Focus on the application technique with extensive hands-on practice to help students achieve consistent, quality results when using the system
  • Learn proper system set-up, pump preparation and clean up
  • Gain an understanding of pre-installation expectations, as well as limitations of the product.
  • Learn how to identify ‘red flags’ – indicators that pipe coating is not a suitable solution for the given problem/scenario and possible ways to overcome obstacles
  • Discuss curing time and strategies to keep coating operations efficient

LENGTH: 1-2 Days*

*2 days are recommended; 1-day coating system training is available for groups training on multiple products/applications

CLEANING AND REINSTATEMENT WITH PICOTE SOLUTIONS

HammerHead offers comprehensive training on a wide range of Picote tooling used in conjunction with Picote miller machines for cleaning pipe in preparation for rehabilitation, and for cutting cured liners for connection reinstatement or correcting a problem.

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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Get hands-on practice using the Picote miller + tooling system
  • Learn how to properly set up the machine and assemble tooling.
  • Discuss tooling options and how to select the right tool for the job
  • Understand the machine and its capabilities including operator safety

Picote training is offered in 2 separate sections:

  • SECTION I: Pipe Prep & Drain Cleaning
  • SECTION II: Reinstatement

LENGTH: 1 day for single section*, 2 days for both sections

*Shortened training for both sections is available for groups training on multiple products/applications

PORTABURST LATERAL PIPE BURSTING SYSTEM

The HammerHead PortaBurst system is used to replace laterals with the pipe bursting process. Our unique learning environment allows students to learn the operation of the PortaBurst system above ground to provide visual comprehension of the process and focus on learning procedures and safety.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Cover basic procedures including machine pit construction and support, launch pit requirements and de-watering
  • Learn machine operation via controlled, hands-on simulations
  • Discuss project considerations such as what size replacements are recommended or feasible
  • Review how to match equipment to the job and how to select the right tooling
  • Learn how to handle potential project-stoppers and strategies for overcoming obstacles

LENGTH: 1 Day

TAILOR YOUR TRAINING SESSION

When you invest in training, our goal is make sure your team gets the most out it. That’s why our training sessions are customized to meet the needs of your team and your business. When you schedule training, a HammerHead University representative will contact you to learn more about course participants and your unique training requirements.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR CURRICULUM BASED ON:

  • Equipment you own and use
  • Experience levels of the individuals on your crew
  • Typical jobs or conditions your crews face in the field
  • Any specific areas you want to focus on or issues you want to address

INSTALLER RECERTIFICATION

HammerHead offers 1-day recertification training sessions intended for those who already have a working knowledge of an application. Perhaps you have crew members who are returning to an installer role after stepping away for a time, or maybe you have some newer installers who would benefit from a review of proper procedure. In either instance, a Recertification course is an effective way to rebuild proficiency and revisit best practices through guided instruction.

HammerHead University offers a comprehensive, 3-day training course for CIPP Installers where crews can receive guided instruction and hands-on practice using HammerHead Lining Systems. Our training facility is designed to simulate real-world job scenarios within a controlled environment to help installers focus on the fundamentals of the application. 

Learn proper procedures and best practices for installing sectional CIPP repairs. Receive guided instruction and hands-on practice going through point repair installation step-by-step.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand how to determine if point repair is the right solution 
  • Discuss the various applications and use of point repairs
  • Gain experience installing point repairs
  • Learn job site skills including safety and equipment maintenance

Learn to renovate pipes with the Picote Brust-Coating system. Receive comprehensive training on the coating process from start to finish.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Master the application technique with extensive hands-on practice 
  • Learn system set-up, pump prep and clean up
  • Understand the uses and limitations of the product including ‘red flags’ – indicators that coating won’t solve the problem

Get trained on the set-up and use of Picote drain cleaning and reinstatement tools used in conjunction with their miller machines.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Get hands-on practice using a range of Picote tools
  • Learn how to properly set up the machine and assemble tooling elements
  • Discuss options and how to select the right tool for the job
  • Understand the machine and its capabilities including operator safety

Learn to replace pipes with the PortaBurst lateral bursting system . Our training center teaches bursting above ground so you can see the process and focus on learning proper procedures.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Cover the basics including machine pit construction and support, launch pit requirements and de-watering
  • Learn machine operation via controlled, hands-on simulations
  • Discuss project considerations including how to match equipment and tooling  to the job
  • Learn how to handle potential project-stoppers

Our goal is to make sure you get the most our of your training so that’ why we’ll customize your training session  to be exactly what you or your business needs. 

CUSTOMIZE YOUR CURRICULUM BASED ON:

  • Equipment you own and use
  • Experience levels of the individuals on your crew
  • Typical jobs or conditions your crews face in the field
  • Any specific areas you want to focus on or issues you want to address

HAMMERHEAD UNIVERSITY TRAINING CENTER

NOW OPEN! THE STATE-OF-THE-ART HHU TRENCHLESS TRAINING FACILITY

Our new training facility, home of HammerHead University, is a two-story, 5000 square-foot dedicated space within our corporate headquarters in southern Wisconsin. Completed in September of 2018, it is designed to provide hands-on learning opportunities in a distraction-free environment for trenchless contractors, installers, project engineers, utility companies and municipal crews that use any HammerHead Trenchless product line. Courses are available in pipe ramming, pipe bursting and pipe slitting methods, lateral and vertical cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), pipe cleaning/preparation, and pipe casing and culvert spot repair. 

THE HHU TRAINING CENTER ALLOWS STUDENTS TO...

  • Gain practical experience without the risks and liability of a job site
  • See below-ground operations in staged real-world scenarios for visual understanding of the process
  • Simulate various job site conditions to study the effects before facing it in the field
  • Gain a deeper level of knowledge and understanding resulting in consistent performance and productivity
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COMPREHENSIVE TRENCHLESS TRAINING SOLUTIONS

HammerHead proudly offers training courses in a wide range of trenchless products and processes beyond lateral rehabilitation. We provide trenchless contractors, installers, project engineers, utility companies and municipal crews access to training on any HammerHead Trenchless product line. Additional courses available include:

  • Static & Pneumatic Pipe Bursting
  • Pipe Ramming
  • Gas Line Slitting
  • Mainline CIPP Lining
  • Pneumatic Piercing Tools
  • Rock Hammers for HDD Applications

GET MORE INFO!

The needs of your team and your business are unique so we offer tailor-made training services. We will work with you to customize the curriculum of your training session(s) to make sure you group achieves your learning objects and develops the necessary skills to be successful. Please submit the form below for more information about HammerHead training solutions.

Training Inquiry