The City of Toronto, located in Ontario, Canada, is constructing a new watermain to replace the original pipes that were constructed in 1915 and 1923, using microtunnelling for part of the project.Sam Ariaratnam, ISTT Chairman
Welcome to 2012! I wish you all a prosperous New Year and hope that the holiday season was enjoyable for you and your family. This past year was very fruitful for the ISTT with a majority of our Affiliated Societies engaged in various activities. Reflecting on 2011, we had an extremely successful 29th International No-Dig Conference & Exhibition, held in Berlin and hosted by the German Society for Trenchless Technology (GSTT).John Hemphill
Happy New Year everyone! In 2011, ISTT celebrated its 25th anniversary, and we had much to celebrate. ISTT member societies held many successful education and training events promoting the public benefits of trenchless construction techniques. I was privileged to participate in some of these events and saw firsthand the energy and commitment of ISTT members to trenchless solutions.
Trenchless industry pioneer and co-founder of Insituform Technologies, Doug Chick, passed away at age 87, after decades contributing to the industry, and will be greatly missed.
Great Southern Press is pleased to announce the creation of a new department to help the trenchless industry businesses market themselves.By George E. Kurz, P.E., DEE Barge, Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Nashville, TN
People in the trenchless industry in the middle Tennessee area are excited about hosting the 2012 No-Dig Show in Nashville in March. Here we take a look at the infrastructure Under Nashville to see how trenchless has helped deliver to the community, and serves as a significant part of the future.Dr Dec Downey, Trenchless opportunities ltd
Cured-in-place pipe appears with hindsight as one of the most significant breakthroughs of the last century. Some 50,000 km of cured-in-place pipe has been installed worldwide since 1971. For 20 years the technology was protected by substantial patents and licensing policies. The tight grip relaxed in the 1990s and vigorous competition ensued as new processes and materials were introduced.
During the trenchless rehabilitation of a 1,230 m long sewer with 600/900 mm oval profile in Berlin Wilmersdorf, Karl Weiss Technologies GmbH installed a Brandenburger GFRP pipe liner with a wall thickness of 11.9 mm.
Since 1998, Innovative Sewer Technologies, whose head office is located in Bochum, Germany, has steadily developed and is now a leading provider of sewer rehabilitation products.
Twenty years after the first Tubetex liner was installed in Barcelona, Spain, the ACSA Barcelona construction company is still employing the Sekisui SPR Europe product as an effective method of pressure pipe rehabilitation.
Since 1982, the Saertex Group has been a leader in the production of glass fibre and carbon fabrics. With eleven manufacturing facilities in seven countries, Saertex employs 800 people.
As a consulting engineer to a municipality or as the owner of a municipal infrastructure do you have what it takes to uphold the ASTM specification of a CIPP product even if it means not accepting the lowest price submitted?
Trenchless construction sites can produce waste disposal that can be quite costly to remove. This is where the ABS Trenchless BentoVac system can help – removing solids bearing slurries at an economical cost.
The Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement, an historic upgrade of Melbourne’s century old main sewer, has progressed well over the past twelve months and is tracking ahead of its scheduled mid-2012 completion date.
Traversing two affluent US towns, through the suburbs of Fort Worth in Texas and beneath two golf courses, the Fossil Ridge to Arc Park project ranks among the longest continuous bores in trenchless pipeline history.by Neil van Rooyen, TT Innovations, Cape Town, South Africa
Here Neil van Rooyen explains horizontal directional drilling in South Africa using three case studies: Berg River Duct Installation, Diep River Water Pipeline Installation and the Bulk Water Main Installation under various roadways for the Mossel Bay Desalination Plant Project.
Michels Directional Crossings successfully completed a complex, highly publicised horizontal directional drilling crossing underneath the Atchafalaya River and the accompanying levee system in central Louisiana, US.
Award submissions are still open for the 2012 No-Dig Poland conference, to be held from 17–19 April at the Uroczysko Hotel in Kielce, located in the centre of Poland at the base of the Saint Cross Mountains.
Applications are being accepted for the Annual No-Dig Awards for 2012, presented at the International No-Dig 2012, to be held from 12–14 November in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Applications close 31 August 2012.
Trenchless International introduces you to the members of the ISTT Executive Sub-Committee. Here we speak to Jeff Pace from the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), who has been involved in the trenchless industry for over two decades.
Sanexen Environmental Services Inc. has successfully completed the rehabilitation of approximately 33,000 ft of water mains for the City of Montreal, located in Canada.
In a continuation of an in-depth look at water utilities around the globe, here Trenchless International looks at parts of both Canada and the US. Where Canadian utilities are under the responsibility of the provincial governments, the US has a mixed structure of both private and public.