31 March 2017
Grouting Experts Praise Grout School Experience
by Jessica Williams
Last week (3/22/17), Avanti hosted the semi-annual Industrial and Geotechnical Injection Grout School at our office in Houston, TX. This two-day event has hands on demonstrations and classroom sessions, and brought in attendees from across the nation – owners, project managers, engineers, and inspectors. It was a great two days in Houston – weather cooperated, attendees were engaged and interactive, and guest speakers contributed their knowledge to everyone.
The two guest speakers who brought their A-Game to this event were Bill Lillico of Golder Associates in Mississauga, Ontario, and Tom De Pippo of Jeans Waterproofing of Texas in New Braunfels, Texas. Bill, a geotechnical grouting expert, and Tom, a commercial/industrial grouting expert, had plenty of insight to share and stories about projects in formal presentations as well as a segment called “UnPlugged”. This was an unscripted conversation about the industry, issues faced, and problems solved. We can’t thank Bill and Tom enough for supporting grout school and their willingness to share their knowledge with the attendees and the Avanti Team.
Bill Lillico: “Thank you very much for your generosity last week. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Texas and especially liked our time in Houston. The school was a great experience for me. I met some very intelligent attendees, so I hope I was able to deliver the level of content you had hoped for. I look forward to connecting again soon.”
Tom De Pippo: “Thanks for the excellent opportunity to interact with some good contractors and the Avanti Staff. You have a First Class organization. The training event was informative, educational and fun. The outstanding hospitality was over the top. I really appreciate Avanti including me in the program.”
We can’t thank the attendees and guest speakers enough for another successful grout school!