September 17-22, 2017 – Lindsey, ONT CANADA

Who Should Attend?
The AMPIS program is designed specifically for the employee that has limited experience working with earth and rock anchors, or other types of soil retention construction.

What to Expect?
Six days of intense instruction and rigorous training which includes hands-on experience with technology-specific drill rigs and classroom presentations covering drilling techniques for anchor and micropile construction.

Classroom & Field Topics
On Site Safety
Grout Plants, Set-up, Mixing, Cleaning, and Maintenance
Drilling Systems: Single, Duplex, DTH, Augers
Anchor and Micropile Drilling
Hydraulic Systems and Troubleshooting
Anchor and Micropile Set-up for Testing
Anchors, Soil Nails, and Micropiles
Reading and Recording Test Results
Soils and Job Site Math
Understanding the Driller’s Role
Project Planning and Drawing Review
Drilling: Including Hands on Applications, Techniques, and Systems
Job Planning

**This school is for ADSC Contractor Members only. If you are interested in membership information please contact BD Smith at 469.359.6000 or


Sunday, September 17
4:00pm-5:00pm                     Registration
5:00pm-8:30pm                     AMPIS Orientation, Reception and Introduction to Safety (mandatory)

Monday, September 18 – Friday, September 22
6:00am daily                          Breakfast at hotel
6:30am-6:45am                     Depart for AMPIS Training Field Site
7:00am-5:00pm                     Class time / Field instruction
Friday, September 22
6:00pm-9:00pm                    Awards Dinner

Saturday, September 23        
12:00pm                              Hotel Check out

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This school is for ADSC Contractor Members. Due to high demand, only two persons per Contractor Member company are eligible for registration until August 1, 2017. After that date, if the AMPIS School has available positions, we can then accept additional individuals from the same company. Beginning August 15th, Associate Members may register at a special rate to attend and monitor classroom sessions, but will not be allowed “Seat Time” on the rigs. You will receive a confirmation by email after your registration is processed. Attendees are responsible for air travel and transportation to/from the airport.

What is Included in the Registration Fee?
Registration for AMPIS is $2995 and includes:

  • Course Materials
  • Orientation/Welcome Reception/Introduction to Safety (attendance is mandatory)
  • Breakfasts, Lunches and Breaks
  • Individual Hotel Room /Tax for Six Nights
  • Shuttle Service to and from AMPIS Facility daily (Monday-Friday)
  • Awards Dinner

Evening meals, except for the Awards Dinner, are not included

Should an attendee require early arrival or late departure, please indicate this during the registration process. You will be charged $155 per extra night.

All reservations will be made by ADSC. The Days Inn & Suites Lindsey is located at 134 Angeline Street South, Lindsay, ON K9V 3L6 CANADA. The hotel does not have a complimentary airport shuttle. Days Inn & Suites Lindsey is a non-smoking facility. Check in is 3:00pm and check out is 11:00am. Reservations will be made by ADSC for arrival on Sunday, September 17 and departure on Saturday, September 22. Please indicate if you need to arrive early or stay an extra day. Additional night(s) rate is $155 per night including tax.

The nearest airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport (Airport Code is YYZ) and approximately 1 ½ hour to the Days Inn & Suites.

Driving Directions:
From Toronto Pearson International Airport: Merge onto HWY 401 E. Take exit 436 for ON-35/ON-115 toward Lindsay/Peterborough. Take the ON-35 exit toward Lindsay. Turn left on Trans Canada Hwy/ON-35 N/ON-7 – sign says for Orillia/Minden/Fenelon Falls. Turn right on Angeline St. S/Kawartha Lakes Country Rd 4. Destination is on your right.

The following forms must be received in the ADSC office by Monday, August 7
Student Resume
❏ Copy of your Company’s Worker’s Compensation
Signed Waiver of Subrogation
Certificate of Liability Insurance

Transfers and Substitutions
Applicant transfers and substitutions may be made until August 21, 2017. Applicant cancellations may be considered for refund only if their reservation can be re-filled by another candidate. No refunds will be considered after Monday, August 14, 2017.

You will be working in field conditions, please dress appropriately. Please be sure to bring:
• Hardhat
• Safety Glasses / Goggles
• Field Boots (with Steel Toe)
• Rain gear
• Gloves
• Safety Vest

Dress for the Awards dinner is business casual (example: khaki pants).

“I never could have imagined how so much information would be given to me in such a short period of time. This is unlike anything I have experienced, and exceeded my greatest expectations. Regardless of experience or your expertise, everyone can benefit by attending this training school.”

“The detailed presentations and overall learning experience was awesome! The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and shared their construction secrets.”

“There was so much information given to us that I can see myself returning for a second time! Through this experience, I will be a better employee, and it has given me the confidence in knowing how best to do my job.”

“The one-on-one with the instructors and the hands-on with different equipment was invaluable!”

“The half days of classroom training and outdoor hands-on experience for a week was well worth the investment for my company. What I learned here is invaluable!”

Applicant substitutions may be made until August 21, 2017. Applicant cancellation maybe considered for refund only if their reservation can be replaced by another candidate. No refunds for cancellations will be considered after August 7, 2017.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Welcome Social & Orientation $ 900

Coffee Breaks $ 350 each

Luncheons $ 600 each

Shuttle Transportation * (Daily to/from Training Center) $2,000

Awards Dinner $3,000

Awards Evening Shuttle $ 800