December 2011Trevor Gosatti ASTT Chairman
This edition of Trenchless Australasia follows the successful conclusion of No-Dig Down Under 2011, held from 3–6 October at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. This was the ASTT’s 9th National Conference and Exhibition, and our biggest event to date.Jeff Pace ASTT Secretary
No-Dig Down Under 2011, the National ASTT Conference and Exhibition, was held with great success in Brisbane from 3–6 October. The event attracted over 1,000 participants and was one of the largest trenchless exhibitions ever hosted in the Southern Hemisphere.
The keynote session on the final day of No-Dig Down Under 2011 was delivered by NBN Co General Manager State Operations Rob Seal, who addressed delegates on the roll out of the National Broadband Network, including working with contractors to develop a low impact scheme, part of which involves using Trenchless Technology.
The recently-completed Northern Sewerage Project is one of the largest and most ambitious sewerage tunnelling projects ever undertaken in Australia, involving the use of three tunnel boring machines under major infrastructure in Melbourne.Dr Dec Downey, Trenchless Opportunities Ltd
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) appears with hindsight as one of the most significant breakthroughs of the last century. Some 50,000 km of CIPP has been installed worldwide since 1971. For 20 years the technology was protected by substantial patents and licensing policies. The tight grip relaxed in the 1990s and vigorous competition ensued as new processes and materials were introduced.
2011 has been a record year for stormwater pipe rehabilitation for Insituform’s Sydney operation. A significant number of projects have been completed, with a number of them being in very high profile areas of Sydney.
The Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement, an historic upgrade of Melbourne’s century old main sewer, has progressed well over the past twelve months and is tracking ahead of its scheduled mid-2012 completion date.
HOBAS has recently achieved an Australian first by facilitating the first-known use of pressured jacking pipe in Australia for the Melbourne Main Sewer Replacement project.
The underground connection to the new Czajka wastewater treatment plant in Warsaw, Poland, was completed successfully and on time, earning itself the title of ISTT Project of the Year.
The Sandgate Avenue Drain Flood Mitigation Project – Stage 1, which reduced the likelihood of floods during severe storms in Frankston, Victoria, was recently named the ASTT Installation Project of the Year.
Traversing two affluent US towns, through the suburbs of Fort Worth in Texas and beneath two golf courses, the Fossil Ridge to Arc Park project ranks among the longest continuous bores in trenchless pipeline history.
A Robbins self-propelled tunnelling machine recently achieved a milestone in Cincinnati, Ohio, when the 1.8 m diameter Double Shield Rockhead bored 614 m — a distance that appears to be a world record for a hard rock machine of this diameter.
A series of historic water pipes along William Street, Melbourne, are being replaced after more than 150 years of service. The $A20 million project will replace water pipes that were some of the first water mains laid beneath the city, dating date back to 1857.
Win United is an energetic, family-owned company specialising in the supply and delivery of industrial hose and fittings.
A new technology for rehabilitating access chambers and sewer structures has arrived in Australia.
After a successful few years, Trenchless Advisor has recently relocated to new, larger premises.
DTH has had a successful few months, showcasing the popular Sand Guzzler centrifugal pick up pump at No-Dig Down Under 2011, and also celebrating the company’s 15th anniversary.
Great Southern Press has recently launched a specialist Infrastructure Marketing Solutions department. Here, Infrastructure Marketing Solutions Manager Jacinta Hannaford shares a case study on a book recently prepared to celebrate a company’s major anniversary.
A comprehensive asset management program is vitally important – a fact which was highlighted at No-Dig Down Under 2011 during the Asset Management Forum.
Water Infrastructure Group’s Bondi Ocean Outfall Sewer Rehabilitation project, which involved rehabilitating 911 m of sewer for Sydney Water, won this year’s ASTT Rehabilitation Project of the Year award.By Ian Bateman, Interflow
In the second of a two part series, Interflow’s Ian Bateman considers the application of AS/NZ2566.1 in the relining sector.
At No-Dig Down Under 2011, Andy Krumins was named ASTT Person of the Year for 2011. Trenchless Australasia spoke to Mr Krumins about what the award means to him, his plans for the future, and his predictions for the trenchless industry.
After the success of No-Dig Down Under 2011, the industry looks forward to Trenchless Live 2012, to be held at the Royal Melbourne Showground from 23–24 October.