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UKSTT Award winner ventures to Oz

In 2012, Alex Aulds won the UKSTT Young Engineer Award for his paper on Wessex Water’s utilisation of UV liners to mitigate impacts to customers, and novel ways the water utility has utilised the longitudinal glass to act as a bridge. In March 2013, Mr Aulds decided to spend his travel bursary to visit the rehabilitation company Interflow in Sydney, Australia. Here, Mr Aulds provides an account of his travels.

Meet the GSTT

Members of the trenchless community in Germany have held key leadership positions in the organisation of early trenchless events and in the formation of ISTT. Dietrich Stein was a charter member of the ISTT Board and served as its Vice President in the late 1980s and Rolf Bielecki served as Chairman of ISTT from 1996–98.

From the Chairman’s desk

This past quarter started out slowly (as usual) in terms of activities, but then got busy towards the end of February and throughout March. Vice Chairman Derek Choi, Former Chairman Dr Ray Sterling and I were in Beijing in February and had the opportunity to visit with members of the Chinese Society for Trenchless Technology (CSTT). We had a wonderful dinner during the Lantern Festival signifying the end of Chinese New Year. The three of us also attended the 2013 Large Scale Horizontal Directional Drilling Summit while in Beijing. Dr Sterling and I gave presentations at the event, which attracted over 100 attendees. During the Summit, all attendees went on an informative tour of Vermeer Corporation’s manufacturing facility in China.

An incredible glimpse into New York’s underground

Tue, 19 March 2013 New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released images of tunnel works happening beneath the streets of Manhattan as part of the East Side Access project, which will connect the Long Island Rail Road’s Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal.

Large-scale investment in Glasgow’s wastewater infrastructure

Tue, 5 March 2013 Glasgow’s wastewater infrastructure will receive a £250 million upgrade under the biggest investment in the Greater Glasgow area’s wastewater network in more than a century.

Sewer rehabilitation in Poland

Tue, 5 March 2013 Two egg-profile sewer lines in Kety, Poland, have been rehabilitated using a spiral-wound pipe method.

Sewer investigation work gets underway in East Belfast

Tue, 19 February 2013 As part of Northern Ireland Water’s study into the upgrade of the sewerage infrastructure in East Belfast, an essential program of sewer investigation work will commence February 2013 in the Mount Merrion area.

Book your social ticket to 2013

Tue, 19 February 2013 The social events and touring opportunities have been confirmed for internationals attending the Sydney-based No-Dig Down Under 2013, and include both the official conference events, such as a tour on the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the Awards night and Gala dinner at an iconic Sydney location, as well as a chance to walk the Sydney Harbour bridge, hold a koala and eat truly ‘Aussie’ local cuisine.

Registrations open for ISTT No-Dig 2013

Tue, 5 February 2013 The ISTT and Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology invite you to register early and save for the 31st ISTT Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Sydney from 1-4 September 2013.

Meet the partners of ISTT No-Dig 2013

Wed, 23 January 2013 Trenchless Australasia introduces you to the event partners and sponsors already locked in for the 31st ISTT No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, to be located in Sydney from 1-4 September 2013.

Call for papers deadline closes in three weeks

Fri, 11 January 2013 Speakers interested in presenting at the International No-Dig Down Under 2013 have only three weeks to submit their abstract before the extension date closes on 31 January 2013.

Trenchless Live an industry success

In Melbourne, Australia, from 22–24 October 2012, over 900 participants attended one of the largest trenchless exhibitions ever hosted in the Southern Hemisphere. Live demonstrations were the centrepiece of the conference program, with exhibitors displaying innovative and proven trenchless technologies.

State of the industry: United States

In 2009, Trenchless International spoke to trenchless experts from around the world on the impacts of the global financial crisis on the industry. In the first installment of this ongoing special feature, we reflect with industry leaders from the US on how the trenchless industry has recovered and grown.

North African infrastructure key-players set to attend INA 2013

Tue, 8 January 2013 All infrastructure-related authorities, ministries and companies from Tunisia and other Maghreb-countries will be part of Infrastructure North Africa 2013.

Profile: Derek Potvin; Chairman of the NASTT

Trenchless International spoke to new Chairman of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology Derek Potvin about his trenchless career and current projects.

Under Sacramento

Excitement is building for the NASTT No-Dig 2013 Show in Sacramento. Here, we talk to the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities Supervising Engineer Brett Grant about the infrastructure below California’s capital city, Sacramento, and the important role trenchless will play in the City’s future.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy hit the north-eastern United States during late October 2012, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection declared substantial repairs to wastewater services would be needed to restore the city. Trenchless International takes a look at the extent of water and wastewater damage caused by the tropical cyclone.

Top 5 trenchless articles of 2012

Tue, 18 December 2012 To remind all trenchless professionals of the most important news of 2012, Trenchless International has put together the top 5 most viewed trenchless articles below.

TBM gets wastewater retrofit

Tue, 18 December 2012 A 6.2 m diameter hard rock cutterhead has arrived in Indianapolis, US, to commence work on a wastewater tunnel to the Belmont Wastewater Treatment Plant after being refurbished and redesigned in Cleveland, Ohio.

INA one month away

Tue, 18 December 2012 The inaugural Infrastructure North Africa conference and exhibition is now only one month away – register your interest now!

More investments in UK pipe renewals

Mon, 17 December 2012 Severn Trent Water has updated the investment schedule in a number of projects in the UK, including a planned £10 million investment to install 4,000 m of new sewer pipes in Leamington Spa.

Dar es Salaam gets project loan

Wed, 12 December 2012 The Indian government has provided an $US178 million loan to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to fund water projects that will alleviate water scarcity in the city, including construction of new water pipelines.

ADB to fund Colombo sewer overhaul

Wed, 5 December 2012 The Asian Development Bank is providing $US300 million in loans to overhaul the quality, coverage, and management of water and wastewater services in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.

Four TBMs firing in Ontario

Wed, 5 December 2012 All four tunnel boring machines are now in the ground at the $US570 million Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer project in York, Ontario, Canada.

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