October 2012Sam Ariaratnam, ISTT Chairman
I hope that all of you in the Northern Hemisphere enjoyed the summer. It certainly went by quickly! For me, classes are back in full swing at Arizona State University. I am happy to report that a number of our Affiliated Societies ran events this past quarter.John Hemphill, ISTT Executive Director
As I write this report at the beginning of September, I am struck by the enormous amount of trenchless activity that is happening around the globe. Individual Affiliated Societies are aggressively promoting trenchless construction methods in their regions of the world. During the last part of the year, more than a dozen Societies are hosting conferences and special events to promote and highlight the social, environmental and economic benefits of Trenchless Technology.
Scottish Water Solutions has constructed what is believed to be one of the longest water supply subsea pipelines in the UK in order to bring cleaner, fresher water to the small island of Shapinsay in Orkney, Scotland.
Trenchless International interviewed Associação Brasileira de Tecnologia não Destrutiva Chairman Paulo Dequech about Brazil’s utilities, upcoming events, Affiliated Society, and projects.
Excavation of a tunnel system for the X-ray Free-Electron Laser European Research Facility in metropolitan Hamburg, in Northern Germany, was successfully completed in June 2012 following a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine, named Ameli, entering its last target shaft.By Lutz Rau
When crews in Germany installed a pipe 17 m below ground in a limited-size area with strict angle requirements, pipe-by-pipe assembly using Duktus DN700 ductile iron pipe allowed for high installation rates, despite project constraints.
Crews are in the final stages of replacing more than 2 km of high voltage transmission cable to power 15,000 homes and businesses across Sydney's North Shore.
IVIS, located in Alberta, is a company pioneering new developments in underground infrastructure solutions and pipe rehabilitation. IVIS recently embarked on a new project in Saskatchewan that placed the company at the forefront of the western Canadian relining industry.
In sewer rehabilitation projects, the available window of time for rehabilitation is often the deciding factor for which method or service provider is chosen. This was demonstrated by a project that was undertaken in January 2012 in Brussels, Belgium, by KMG Pipe Technologies, the construction company of SEKISUI Pipe Rehabilitation Europe.
In 2011, Aarsleff Pipe Technologies devised a strategy to enter the Norwegian market, and by 2012 the company had started on its first project for Oslo Water and Sewerage Works. The project involved cured-in-place pipe lining a 285 m long wastewater pipe and posed some challenges in the form of snow, a gas tank and a tight timeline.
Reline Europe details a project that took place in Sehnde, Germany, in which Rohrsanierung Jensen installed a 205 m, 20 tonne Alphaliner1500 with UV curing, completing one of the heaviest cured pipe installations to-date in record time.
The ISTT has opened the Call for Papers for No-Dig 2013, which is being held from 1–4 September, in Sydney, Australia.
At the 30th ISTT International No-Dig, being held in São Paulo, Brazil, 15 individual companies will be exhibiting as part of the German Pavilion.
From 3–7 March 2013, the NASTT’s 2013 No-Dig Show will hit the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. Here are the top ten reasons to attend:by Mike King
In August 2011 SASTT held its inaugural No-Dig South Africa conference and exhibition, which was a resounding success with the SASTT board agreeing to commence planning the second event.
No-Dig Live UK 2012 returned to Stoneleigh Park for the 11th live demonstrations event contributing to another successful biennial series for the United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology.
In August 2012 the city of Medellin, Colombia, received two notable visitors from the ISTT – Chairman Dr Samuel Ariaratnam and Executive Director John Hemphill – who were assessing the city as a host for the No-Dig 2017 event.
Trenchless Asia 2012 was held in Singapore from 2–4 July 2012, in conjunction with Singapore International Water Week, drawing impressive attendance numbers from over 104 countries.
Following the success of the first ISTT No-Dig Summit, which was held in Bangalore in May 2012, ISTT has announced a program of events to be held in 2013.By Joe Bradfield, Ellenbecker Communications
In 1905 Milton Hershey founded a model community in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, US, to demonstrate an ideal corporation-community relationship. Setting aside its namesake’s chocolate legacy, the community could still earn its nickname as ‘Sweetest Place on Earth’, for Hershey pride was reflected in the architecture and landscaping of the renowned attractions of Hersheypark, Hershey Gardens, Hershey High School and the factory itself, as well as all the exquisite lawns of its upscale residences.
Through the mountainous, swampy, and forested slopes of the Western Ghats winds the Dabhol to Bangalore Gas Pipeline – an important project set to deliver much-needed gas and power to the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka in India. The major project included 27 river crossings, eight of which utilised horizontal directional drilling.
Whether in print, online or at tradeshows, a company’s marketing strategy needs to cohesively reflect its values and missions to ensure that the right message is communicated across all mediums.By LMKTechnologies Director of Marketing Kristina Kiest
Over the course of time, people have bought into stories that are believed to be true, only later to be found that the story is nothing more than a myth. A classic example of one such modern myth is the belief that cured-in-place pipe will not only restore the structural integrity of the pipe, but that it will also eliminate inflow and infiltration by bonding the liner to the host pipe preventing future leakage in a collection system.
Tracto-Technik started their success story in a small rented garage, which is still standing today, in the village of Lennestadt – Saalhausen, located in Germany. It all began on 14 November 1962 when four employees started to build pulling devices.
Vac-Tron Equipment has introduced a line of chassis-mounted hydro/air excavators that boast the most powerful air compressor in its class. The ATV Series can be mounted on a Vac-Tron chassis or on the customer’s own chassis.
Great Southern Press, publisher of Trenchless International and Trenchless Australasia magazines, is delighted to announce Zelda Tupicoff as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Managing Director Chris Bland.