It is said that time flies when you are having fun – well the past three years since taking up the role as Chairman at the Rome No-Dig Conference have just flown by. I have had great support from a lively Executive Committee and the ISTT staff, first Pat Nolan and John Castle and subsequently Kyoko Kondo and John Hemphill. The handover from John to John (a convenience for absent minded chairmen) went very smoothly and it has been a privilege for me to work with such professionals. In November we will have a vigorous election with nine candidates seeking to be voted onto the ESC; this has to be a sign of the good health of our organisation when senior trenchless practitioners are vying to be elected. I am sure when Professor Ray Sterling introduced the electoral procedure none of us ever thought it would be this competitive. I know that Professor Sam Ariaratnam going forward from the Singapore No-Dig will have a great team and I intend to stick around as a very active Past Chairman to help Sam wherever I am needed.
The October issue of Trenchless International is the final of the 2010. When this issue arrives, many of you will be off to Singapore to participate in the 28th Annual International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition. And what an event it promises to be.
The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at the Louisiana Tech University recently hosted leaders from China’s largest pipeline engineering firm – China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPP).
NASTT and members of the trenchless community are deeply saddened by the loss of Joseph L. Abbott, Jr., the National Sales Manager of Godwin Pumps, who passed away on 12 September.
Singapore is a regional transcenter of excellence for water and wastewater management. Many successful rehabilitation and installation projects have been achieved through the use of Trenchless Technology.
The spotlight will be on Singapore as it hosts an exciting forum for trenchless technologists at the ISTT’s 28th International No-Dig 2010 Conference and Exhibition, 8–10 November this year.
Singapore International Water Week 2010 ended on a high note for many local and international water companies, where the total value of announcements for projects awarded, tenders, investments into Singapore and R&D MoUs exceeded $US2.1 billion, up by 27 per cent from last year. The event, which was held together with the World Cities Summit this year, also saw a record increase in the number of trade attendees to over 14,000 from 85 countries/regions.By Dec Downey, Chairman ISTT
Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) has had an revolutionising effect on the world of infrastructure and asset management. Here Trenchless International looks at the history of the technology, how it was created, patented and its importance in the trenchless industry.
Cured-in-place pipe or CIPP is a popular pipe rehabilitation method around the world. Here Trenchless International reviews a selection of current projects. CIPP creates a close-fit ‘pipe-within-a-pipe’ that has quantifiable structural strength and can be designed to suit various loading conditions.
Oilfield construction company DFI Corporation, recognising the growth in the trenchless industry, has chosen CIPP technology as a way to expand its business. DFI is using RS Technik’s cured-in-place pipe installation systems, which give businesses both timing and geographical flexibility, allowing them to undertake rapid repairs in any conditions.
Indiana, US contractor Midwest Mole Inc had a daunting task ahead of them when they were named General Contractors for not one, but seven sewer tunnels, tackling the unprecedented bores with Robbins Rockhead.
Borouge’s new high stress crack-resistant BorSafe PE100 material is specifically developed for installation in difficult conditions. It was put to the test in China’s new eco city in Tianjin, where a much needed new water supply pipeline had to pass under a canal.by Stephen Tait
Mears Group, Inc. recently completed a 7,400 foot horizontal directional drilling (HDD) bore in Jacksonville, Florida, US, a design-build project that allows a regional energy producer to expand its natural gas pipeline to serve new facilities.
Hobas’ CC-GRP jacking pressure pipes are part of Venice’s major environmental plan to help reduce and prevent future pollution to the world’s famous Blue Lagoon.by James Thomson, Chairman, Jacked Structures SA
James Thomson, owner and principal of Jason Consultants Group until 2003, recently formed Jacked Structures SA. Here Mr Thomson details the different concepts of installation.by Anthony Johnstone, Access Detection
The traditional locator has been around in one form or another for over 100 years. Although there have been many advancements with the humble pipe and cable locator they still work on the same principles of the first locators ever built. Here, Australian supplier Anthony Johnson from Access Detection reports on the latest developments from the region.by Bob Martin, General Manager of HDD Broker Inc
Despite a challenging year for the vast majority of the world, affecting both contractors and manufacturers, a few new developments survived – such as the horizontal directional drill (HDD) rig.by Randy Happel, Two Rivers Marketing
Product innovation and putting customer needs first has fuelled Vermeer Corporation on a quest to become a global leader in trenchless equipment and technology.
Completing the model range of the S Series, the new Terra-Jet 8522 S is the largest HDD machine ever built by Terra AG and was exhibited successfully at BAUMA, Munich. The machine is characterised by high power and drilling fluid volume.
The Ukraine Association for Modern Trenchless Technology held a very successful event in Odessa on 10 September.
The 2011 International No-Dig will be held in conjunction with WASSER Berlin International 2011, on 2–5 May at Exhibition Grounds Messe Berlin.
The ISTT has recently welcomed the Turkish Society to the organisation.
Since 1982, trenchless construction methods have represented an environmentally sound, low-cost alternative wherever underground pipelines are modernised or installed in Germany.by Sérgio A. Palazzo, Director of ABRATT
In anticipation of the 2012 No-Dig Conference to be held in Brazil, ABRATT Director Sérgio A. Palazzo gives an insight in to why you should be there. He highlights Brazil’s rapidly developing economy and why opportunities for the development of Trenchless Technology in the country are overflowing.