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5 July 2017
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No-Dig Down Under 2017

No-Dig Down Under will be held on 12-15 September 2017 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia. The event will feature a number of training courses, a two-day conference program, a large-scale exhibition hall, and more.

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5 July 2017
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NASTT No-Dig Show 2017

On 9-13 April 2017, the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) hosted its annual No-Dig Show in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the ISTT’s International No-Dig 2017.

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5 July 2017
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Trenchless World Congress 2017

The Mayor of Bogota, Colombia, has announced plans to invest US$1.1 billion in aqueduct and sewage projects in the coming three years, making it an excellent time to visit the country and assess the possibility of the emerging trenchless market.

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4 July 2017
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Summer 2017

Bringing new life to brick sewers

The author of a number of technical papers on an ambitious project to rehabilitate a series of ageing brick sewers under Kolkata, recently travelled to Australia to present on the project.

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4 July 2017
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How Wessex Water’s Trenchless Technology Team is training young engineers

The formation of Wessex Water’s Trenchless Technology Team allows young engineers to access expert mentors while working on real-world problems and forging original solutions for the management of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) linings and other trenchless interventions.

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4 July 2017
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ABRATT and the NASTT to produce Portuguese HDD textbook

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) and the Brazilian Association for Trenchless Technology (ABRATT) have come to an agreement to translate an important horizontal directional drilling (HDD) textbook into Portuguese to benefit the growth and education of the industry.

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4 July 2017
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Laying the foundations in Qatar

As part of its preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is in the midst of an unprecedented level of construction in the leadup to the event.

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4 July 2017
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Scottish Water uses pipe jacking in Paisley

Scottish Water is using pipe jacking to complete the construction of a 1.6 km sewer tunnel in the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

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4 July 2017
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Tesla founder Elon Musk’s venture into tunnels is anything but boring

Billionaire-entrepreneur Elon Musk, who confirmed he was venturing into underground construction earlier this year, has started the construction of the first of what he says will be many tunnels in Los Angeles, California.

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4 July 2017
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Long-term performance of CIPP

The following paper was presented as part of the conference program at No-Dig Beijing in 2016. Its discusses the short- and long-term design, testing and mechanical properties of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), which is one of the most popular methods for the trenchless rehabilitation of pipelines.

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3 July 2017
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Chicago tackles reline of sewer beneath busy train station

Applied Felts has supplied a 120 inch cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner for the rehabilitation of an ageing sewer underneath a train station in busy Chicago, Illinois.

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29 June 2017
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Primus Line rescues mains at risk of failure

Primus Line has provided two German water utilities with a safe and efficient solution to pipeline rehabilitation. Using 250 mm and 400 mm Primus Liner® systems, the operators were able to extend the lives of the ageing drinking water pipelines by at least another 50 years of service life.

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28 June 2017
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HDD in the Australian tropics

What is believed to be one of Australia’s longest 1 m diameter horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installations has been executed in Cairns, Queensland. With the worksite bordering a popular recreation facility and main road, the team used trenchless methods to complete work on the restricted site footprint.

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28 June 2017
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Summer 2017

Dakota Access is open for business

After extended periods of uncertainty and political upheaval, crude oil has finally started flowing the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The project, which utilised horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for several water crossings, had been in limbo until Donald Trump revitalised it as one of his first acts once taking the office of President.

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28 June 2017
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ISTT farewells outgoing Executive Director

At the ISTT International No-Dig in Washington, D.C. in April 2017, John Hemphill handed the reins over to the society’s new Executive Director, Peter Smeallie. Here, Trenchless International acknowledges Mr Hemphill’s contribution to the Trenchless Technology industry.

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28 June 2017
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Vale Dr Rolf Bielecki

Dr Rolf Bielecki was the Founder and former Chairman of the German Society for Trenchless Technology (GSTT). Dr Bielecki was born on 3 February 1932, and passed away on 12 April 2017, aged 85. Here, the GSTT commemorates Dr Bielecki and his contribution to the industry.

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19 June 2017
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Summer edition of Trenchless International now online

The latest edition of Trenchless International is now available to be read online.

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