The RehabZone is an educational arena like no other in the Underground Construction industry. It brings together the best of today’s trenchless technologies for the rehabilitation of aging infrastructure and provides a hands-on look at what methods have been used in North America over the last 200+ years.
Run by industry professionals who volunteer their time to educate the public, the RehabZone offers scheduled guided tours to provide insight into municipal history for young engineers and introduce new techniques and equipment to experienced engineers, contractors and public works personnel. You may also experience the RehabZone on your own if you have not signed up for a tour – there are volunteers positioned throughout the Zone who are there to answer questions. Learn what you don’t know or learn more what you do know about America’s aging infrastructure… Get In The Zone!
It started as a basic concept, weaved into a simple conversation, and quickly evolved into a massive industry non-partisan effort. The RehabZone brings interactive, high-quality information and education to the sewer and water rehabilitation market.
During its history, the RehabZone has grown from concept to attraction and is now a major element of the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT). Indeed, the base of active industry RehabZone volunteers continues to rapidly expand along with the ’Zone’s many elements and activities. The remarkable RehabZone continues to gain traction and expand its educational influence every year. To date, over 6,000 industry personnel have toured the ’Zone and experienced information and educational benefits unparalleled within the market place.
In 2001, underground utility construction dynamics were changing. The fiber explosion had been driving much of the market. Leading the way was an explosion of horizontal directional drilling technology combined with conventional trenchers and plows. But that market had reached its zenith in late 2000 and was beginning a rapid decline.