Welcome to CUIIC Academy

Underground Infrastructure Education 

CUIIC Academy offers classes, courses, webinars and events to help further underground infrastructure educational opportunities across Canada. The Academy is a partnership between the Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre (CUIIC) and Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI).

The Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre (CUIIC) is a cross-Canada initiative located at the University of Alberta. CUIIC focuses on providing stakeholders with opportunities to collaborate on research and training opportunities in underground infrastructure. Together, we foster innovation to provide cost-effective, sustainable solutions to the challenges involved in building, assessing, and rehabilitating underground infrastructure.

Organized By

Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre
University of Alberta
Benjamin Media

Upcoming Events

CUIIC Advanced HDD School
April 24-25, 2024

Telus Convention Centre
Calgary, AB

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a construction process that is used in the pipeline construction industry to install pipelines under water bodies, steep or unstable slopes and other environmentally sensitive areas. Despite the prolific use of HDD in the Alberta oil and gas transmission sector, planning and executing an HDD project remains a new exercise for many, and often represents a steep and fast paced learning curve for the owner or consulting engineer. After completing this course, participants will have an in-depth and technical understanding of HDD through comprehensive coverage of the construction, design, risk management and contracting processes. This course is intended for design engineers, construction management engineers, owners, and engineering consultants.

Geotechnical Risks and Considerations for Underground Construction Workshop

University of Alberta

This full-day workshop takes place May 30, 2024 at the University of Alberta and is designed to equip attendees with knowledge related to the risks associated with underground construction and issues to be considered by geotechnical engineers, contractors, owners and designers.

Attendees will get a chance to earn CEUs from the Engineering Institute of Canada while learning about the most up-to-date advancements of geotechnical investigation methods, addressing geotechnical uncertainty and risk in underground construction, and selecting the most viable trenchless/tunnelling technology. Attendees will also get the opportunity to walk through case studies implementing these principals and network with industry professionals.

CUIIC Academy Webinars
Free Each Month

Live | Virtual

The Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre Webinar Series is tailored to address a wide range of critical topics relevant to the underground infrastructure sector. Distinguished professionals in the industry will serve as speakers, generously providing free educational webinars to the public.

Following each presentation, there will be an interactive question and answer session, encouraging engagement and knowledge exchange.

Become a Member and Save

The Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre (CUIIC) is a research and education centre located at the University of Alberta. Membership in CUIIC is open to manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, consultants, utilities, municipalities, and non-profit agencies with an interest in underground infrastructure.