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  • Fall 2018

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman Every time I prepare myself to write this report in Trenchless International I think about what is important to communicate to our members and to the readers at large. While doing so, I realised that this is the last time I will write as ISTT Chairman and found myself looking back over the last nine years of my incredible journey from the international representative of the Italian Association for Trenchless Technology in 2009, to being elected to the Executive Subcommittee (ESC), then Vice-Chair in 2013 and Chairman in 2016. For me, this journey…

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  • Summer 2018

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman It has been a very busy period for the ISTT, with lots of travelling for the society’s officers, as well as virtual meetings for the Executive Sub Committee (ESC) and some Guarantors. ISTT Executive Director Peter Smeallie, along with Past Chairmen Dec Downey and Sam Ariaratnam, took part in the 10th Trenchless Asia 2018 event in May. The second time the event was held in Kuala Lumpur, it was opened with a special address by Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia Secretary-General Dr Zaini Bin Ujang. The success of Trenchless Asia…

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  • Spring 2018

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman Spring has always been a busy period for the ISTT and its Affiliated Societies, with many events and conferences taking place. In addition to the 36th International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition on 8-9 October 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa, the society is also supporting a number of events throughout the world. Recent events The Austrian Association for Trenchless Technology (AATT), has recently held the SYMPOSIUM GRABENLOS 2018 in Loipersdorf, Austria on 6-7 March. This annual event is produced by the AATT to display and discuss no-dig innovation, in this active region of…

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  • Winter 2018

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman Happy New Year to all our readers and members of the international trenchless family. Welcome to 2018, a year that already promises to be filled with a lot of activities and new developments in the world of Trenchless Technology. Last year was a busy one for the ISTT. It has been a long time since the association had two international events in one year and I am happy to say that ‘Trenchless in the Americas’ was a great success. The shows in Washington D.C., in cooperation with the North America Society for Trenchless…

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  • Fall 2017

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman It’s hard to believe that we are now heading towards the end of what has been a busy year. It feels like only yesterday when I wrote my January report presenting Trenchless in the Americas! We are now making final preparations for our journey to the beautiful Medellín, Colombia, where the Trenchless World Congress will be hosted on 25-27 September. The event has been organised by the CISTT in cooperation with ISTT. For an overview of the event turn to page 12. The show will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the local…

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  • Summer 2017

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman It is hard to believe, but it is already summer. You may think that it is time for vacation, but this summer there is no time to rest at the ISTT! On 6 June 2017, the ISTT met with the ISTT Guarantors. This meeting is one of ISTT’s most important yearly events, yet many members know little about it. Let’s look into it. The ISTT was formed in 1986, following the Trenchless Construction for Utilities Conference organised in London in 1985 by the UK Institution of Public Health Engineers. The ISTT was formed…

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  • Spring 2017

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman During 2016, the ISTT co-operated with the CISTT the NASTT to launch a new and exciting international initiative; ‘Trenchless in the Americas’. This initiative will incorporate the relatively mature markets in North America and the exciting growth markets of Central and South America. ‘Trenchless in the Americas’ will begin with ISTT’s 35th International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, hosted in conjunction with the NASTT’s annual No-Dig Show held in 9-13 April 2017 in Washington, D.C. At the time of writing, the show was already making history with a fully booked exhibition featuring 200+ exhibitors,…

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  • Winter 2017

    From the Chairman’s Desk Enrico Boi, ISTT Chairman Happy new year to all our readers, and a warm welcome to 2017. I am honoured to serve as the new Chairman of ISTT and I look forward working with you to grow the trenchless industry. I would like to thank immediate-Past ISTT Chairman, Derek Choi, for his leadership. It was a real pleasure working with him these past three years. The Chairmanship of ISTT is a great honour and responsibility. I pledge to serve to the best of my ability for the benefit of ISTT, its Affiliated Societies and the industry at…

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  • Fall 2016

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman While preparing for this issue of Trenchless International, I realised that I was writing to you for the last time as Chairman of ISTT. Trying to look for materials, I ended up spending a good part of the Sunday looking at pictures and videos dated back all the way to 2002. What a journey it was! I did not walk alone on the journey. Ted Flaxman and John Castle’s encouragement is what led me to run for the executive subcommittee (ESC) where this journey started. During the years I have also had the…

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  • Summer 2016

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman ISTT Executive Director John Hemphill and I went to London for the 29th Annual General Meeting of the guarantors on 15 June 2016. Meeting the guarantors in London has become a ritual of mine for the past three years. The guarantors’ dedication to ISTT’s development and future is admirable and the wise advice given is always helpful. Not to mention all the history and ‘insider’ stories during lunch – I am going to miss this. In May, immediate-past Chairman Dr Samuel Ariaratnam and ISTT Administrative Assistant Kyoko Kondo went to Malaysia for Trenchless…

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  • Spring 2016

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman While Istanbul is still vividly in our minds, Beijing is not far over the horizon. Preparation work is in full swing for the 2016 No-Dig International, to be held on 10-12 October in Beijing, China.  ISTT Immediate-Past Chairman Dr Sam Ariaratnam, Vice Chairman Enrico Boi and Kyoko Kondo attended NASTT’s 2016 No-Dig Show in the Dallas, Texas on 20-24 March. Over 2,300 attendees and 170 exhibitors came to Dallas for the show. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, UKSTT successfully held its No-Dig Roadshow in Belfast, UK on 8 March. Traditionally for our trenchless world,…

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  • Winter 2016

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman Happy New Year to everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a prosperous and healthy 2016. The International No-Dig Istanbul was no doubt the trenchless highlight of 2015. No-Dig Istanbul attracted an impressive number of international and local attendees, speakers and exhibitors. One of my personal highlights from the event was the Gala Dinner, which had over 150 guests in attendance. I am certain that all of attendees enjoyed the excellent cultural performance during the dinner. Thank you Yasin Torun and TSITT for organising such an outstanding event. We…

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  • Fall 2015

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman The Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology (TSITT) will soon host the 33rd International No-Dig Conference. Held in the beautiful city of Istanbul, the show will feature approximately 50 papers and over 70 exhibitors from dozens of countries. This is a tremendous achievement for TSITT, one of the youngest affiliated societies. In this special show edition of Trenchless International, we celebrate this auspicious occasion on the ISTT’s calendar by looking at all things trenchless in Turkey. The ISTT executive sub-committee (ESC) is buzzing with activities. ISTT Vice Chairman Enrico Boi is leading…

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  • July 2015

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman ISTT members have had a very busy spring. In mid-April, ISTT Past Chairman Sam Ariaratnam and current ISTT Vice Chairman Enrico Boi both attended the China society’s 19th No-Dig event in Qingdao. I joined Ariaratnam and Boi afterward in Beijing and visited venues for next year’s International No-Dig 2016 Beijing. After touring the facilities, we all agreed that the 2016 No-Dig would be a big hit. An action-packed April continued as the SSTT’s annual No-Dig was held in Malmö, Sweden, on 23-24 April, and the UKSTT’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony – also…

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  • April 2015

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman Up in the Northern Hemisphere, winter has come and gone. Spring quietly arrived in Hong Kong, with the biggest local event the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Tournament. To those who attended, it was good to see a few of you in my town! After the long winter holiday season, we have seen things kick back into action this spring. ISTT Past Chairman Dr Sam Ariaratnam, Vice Chairman Enrico Boi, Executive Director John Hemphill and Executive Subcommittee (ESC) member Yasin Torun of the Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technologies (TSITT) all attended the…

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  • January 2015

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman Happy New Year to all! I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful and healthy 2015. The 32nd Annual International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition was held 13-15 October 2014 in Madrid, Spain. Over 300 delegates from 29 countries and over 80 exhibitors from all over the world attended No-Dig Madrid. At the Gala Dinner, which took place at the gorgeous Circulo de Bellas Artes, the ISTT No-Dig awards were presented along with four awards presented to IbSTT members by IbSTT. Mr Taigo Matsui of JSTT was presented a Lifetime…

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  • July 2014

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman Trenchless is the buzz word for Q2, 2014! The ISTT affiliated societies have been busy these past few months with hosting events in their regions. ISTT Executive Director John Hemphill participated in NO-DIG POLAND 2014 in Kielce. The Scandinavian Society of Trenchless Technology held its Annual Meeting in Copenhagen during 9-10 April 2014. John Hemphill, ISTT Vice Chairman Enrico Boi and Past Chairman Sam Ariaratnam attended NASTT’s 2014 No-Dig Show in Florida in April, which Enrico Boi gave a welcoming address at the NASTT event. As for myself, I went to Dongguang of…

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  • April 2014

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman ISTT has started 2014 with vibrant steps, with two events in the first quarter of the year setting the stage for an exciting year in the trenchless community. China Hong Kong Society of Trenchless Technology (CHKSTT) hosted the 4th CHKSTT International Conference and Exhibition – Innovations in Trenchless Technology – from 5-7 March 2014. The event was kicked off with an Opening Ceremony by distinguished officiating guests including Ir Wai Chi-sing, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Ir Raymond Chan, President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Professor Jens Holterhoff, Chairman of GSTT,…

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  • January 2014

    From the Chairman’s Desk Derek Choi, ISTT Chairman Happy New Year to everyone – welcome 2014! Looking back at 2013, 1 September was a memorable day for me, as Dr Sam Ariaratnam handed me the ISTT Chairmanship at International No-Dig Down Under in Sydney, Australia. International No-Dig Down Under was organised by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT) and ISTT in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia. The Chairmanship of ISTT comes with great honour and responsibility. I pledge to serve to the best of my ability. In total, 23 accredited Affiliated Societies attended the ISTT Board Meeting in Sydney.…

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