24 August 2016

Lunch & Learn

Posted in Industry News

Lunch & Learns: Sixty minutes to refuel the body and revitalize the mind is time well invested for anyone. Engineering firms often leverage this hour to broaden the knowledge of their most important assets, yet Avanti has held learning events for every type of contracting firm, small municipalities and large sewer districts, regulatory agencies, DOTs, utilities, and facility management organizations, as well as our dealer network and supply chain partners. No two presentations are exactly the same - each is custom built to the wants, needs and interests of the host organization. Avanti has presented hundreds of lunch & learns – and a few breakfast sessions - across the United States, with more being scheduled week

19 August 2016

Listening to the Customer: Survey Says…

Posted in Industry News

As a rule, Avanti people do a credible job of listening to our customers. We’re growing in volume, but more importantly, we want to grow in value-to-customer. Are we building a company that reflects the wants & needs of our customers? We asked, listened, and took action—this is what responsible companies do.

19 August 2016

Today Begins the Next 50 Years of Municipal Grouting

Posted in Industry News

The first and original trenchless technology is chemical grouting. The practice continues to evolve, and today makes a compelling case for the most economical and reliable method for controlling infiltration by sealing sewer mainlines, laterals, and manholes in both sanitary and storm sewer systems. Like any technology, the caveat is clear—it must be executed with precision. Clearly we have more performance standards and operating guidelines today than at any moment in our 50 year history

16 June 2016

Everything is Better in Texas: 37th Annual Grouting Short Course

Posted in Industry News

Avanti and strategic partner US Grout participated in field day at the 37th Annual Short Course Grouting Fundamentals and Current Practice and the University of Texas at Austin. Avanti and US Grout provided education to the school attendees on cementitious and chemical grouts by showcasing permeation grouting using Ultrafine Super cementitious grout and AV-160 Supergel acrylate grout.

29 April 2016

Dealer Profile: Georgia Underground Superstore

Posted in Industry News

On April 28, Chris Hamilton and Don Rigby paid Georgia Underground a visit. Purpose? Part service, part exploratory, part wonderment.

In Q1 2016, Georgia Underground racked up a 256% increase in business. Darn right we were curious, but not surprised with the answer. According to Brenda Armbrust, "Projects - more injection grouting projects and our customers know two things: Controlling groundwater means Avanti, and Georgia Underground keeps it in stock.

30 April 2015

Colorado School of Mines – A Reputation for Education

Posted in Geotechnical

Colorado School of Mines – A Reputation for Education

Throughout the year, the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) hosts many different short courses and conferences taught by experienced industry professionals who aim to educate owners, engineers, and contractors in specialty areas. These short courses provide concentrated instruction in areas such as Ground Improvement in Underground Construction and Mining and Grouting Fundamentals. These courses are intensive and provide comprehensive knowledge of the latest and greatest R&D. That’s why we choose to align with the CSM every year – because we believe that education is the way forward – and CSM has a reputation for impeccable education.

10 December 2014

Investing in Empowerment for the Injection Grouting Community

Posted in Industry News

Many aspects distinguish Avanti as an industry Leader. One is our commitment to be a resource to the customer through teaching and training. Educational events can be lunch and learns, seminars, webinars, grout schools, and informal group discussions—all aimed at developing a better understanding of injection grouts and their target applications. Often, we support customers through site training and technical consult.

09 September 2014

Chemical Grouting is for Life-Long Learners

Posted in Water & Wastewater

Since becoming part of the Avanti family, I have met with dozens of grouting contractors and municipal crews with years of experience rehabbing underground structures. Most feel confident in their quality of work, and with balancing efficiency, effectiveness, and safety. As someone who served as an infrastructure restoration contractor for a decade, I know from personal experience how difficult it is to make procedure adjustments, modify processes, and implement subtle improvements.

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