Exclusive to ADSC Contractor Members Only!

September 8-13, 2019
Cincinnati, OH


Over 40 hours of quality seat-time and dedicated classroom instruction. AMPIS is a week-long training program exclusively focused on anchor & micropile applications in a controlled training environment. The format of combining classroom instruction along with seat-time on several different types of rigs is a unique experience for any driller.

This is an ideal training environment, under the supervision of seasoned and accomplished professionals, where your employee can learn skills and techniques for success in down-hole situational challenges, where the ROI is evident immediately


Sunday, September 8
3:00pm-3:30pm                                   Registration
3:30pm-7:00pm                                   Class Orientation, Group Introductions & Pizza Social

Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 13
6:00am-6:45am                                   Breakfast
7:00am- 5:45pm                                  Class & Field Hours
6:30pm-9:30pm                                   Awards Banquet (Friday)

Saturday, September 14                   Departure


What are Anchors & Micropiles and How Do They Work? Dave Hicks, Richard Goettle

Safety – Rick Marshall, ADSC

The Art of Drilling – Nolan Kealy, Peterson Geotechnical

Rotary Drilling Tooling & Techniques – Nolan Kealy, Peterson Geotechnical

Down the Hole Hammers – Richard Soppe, Center Rock

Hollow Bar Tools & Installation – Kent Walker, Ischebeck USA, Inc.

Grouting 101 – Frank DiSalvo, Moretrench

Jobsite Math – Layout, Off-Sets – Josh Trauger, Scherzinger Drilling

Testing Micropiles & Anchors – Tony Eckert, Richard Goettle

Understanding the Driller’s Role – Learn about the bidding process and changed conditions/claims, and the importance of the driller’s responsibilities and role and how it contributes to the success of the drilling project. Jim Maxwell, Hub Foundation

Soil Conditions, Types, and Reports – Peggy Hagerty Duffy, ADSC

Legal Issues to be Avoided on the Jobsite – Rick Kalson, Benesch Law

Equipment Maintenance, Hydraulics & Field Troubleshooting – Marianne Duplaine, Nicholson Construction


Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and space is limited to 30 student attendees. This school is for ADSC Contractor Members ONLY. Due to high demand, only two students per company are eligible for registration until August 9, 2019. After that date, if AMPIS has available positions, we will accept additional individuals from the same company. You will receive an email confirmation after your registration is processed. Attendees are responsible for air, hotel and transportation to/from the airport. Please request your hotel room while completing the registration. ADSC will book hotel rooms for you based on your registration form. 

What is Included in the Registration Fee?
Registration for AMPIS is $2295.00 (USD) and includes:
Course Materials
Orientation/Welcome Reception/Introduction to Safety (attendance is mandatory)
Breakfasts, Lunches and Breaks
Shuttle Service to and from AMPIS Facility daily (Monday-Friday)
Awards Dinner
Evening meals, except for the Awards Dinner, are not included

Hotel Room for six (6) nights at Springhill Suites by Marriott (Cincinnati, OH) must be purchased through attendee registration portal and will be added to the cost of your attendee registration at $125.00 (USD) per night inclusive of tax. Additional room nights cost $125 per night inclusive of tax


All students must submit the below documents to Jan Hall (jhall@adsc-iafd.com) after registration:


The nearest airport is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (Airport Code: CVG and is 25 miles from the hotel). Airfare is NOT included in the AMPIS registration fee. Hotel does not offer an Airport Shuttle.  Attendees are responsible for transportation to/from the airport. Major car rental companies are located near the airport.

Driving Directions from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport:
From CVG AP: I-275 East to I-75 North to I-275 West to Exit 39 (Winton Rd). Follow ramp onto Winton Rd. Turn Rt onto Smiley St. At dead end, turn Rt, follow to end, hotel on left.


Sponsorships are listed below. To sign up, click the Register Here button above, and select Sponsorship Registration when prompted.

  • Welcome Reception & Orientation             $ 750
  • Coffee Breaks (10 available)                      $ 250 each
  • Luncheons (5 available)                             $ 500 each
  • Shuttle Transportation (Daily to/from Training Center) $500
  • AMPIS T-Shirt                                             $750
  • Event Website Banner                               $200
  • Backpacks                                                  $ 750



Registration substitutions may be made prior to the start of school. Registration cancellations may be considered for refund only if requested prior to the start of school and the reservation can be replaced with another paid registration by another attendee. Otherwise, no refund will be granted. AMPIS is an ADSC Contractor Member only training school. Please send cancellation requests to Fred Miller (fmiller@adsc-iafd.com).