June 2009Trevor Gosatti
It is an honour to be able to step in to the role as Chairman of the ASTT following the recent AGM held in Melbourne on 24 April 2009.Jeff Pace
New members On behalf of the ASTT, I extend a warm welcome to the following new members.
The largest diameter sewer pipe to be rehabilitated using Trenchless Technology in New Zealand has won the INGENIUM Excellence Award for public infrastructure.
Newly appointed ASTT Chairman Trevor Gosatti has seen incredible transformation of the Trenchless Technology industry and now plans to drive Australia forward as a world leader. Kate Pemberton spoke with Mr Gosatti about his experiences, passions and hopes for ASTT and the industry.
Tunnel Boring Australia has completed a number of interesting pipe jacking projects across the eastern coast of the country – delivering services under road and rail. Here Trenchless Australasia reviews a selection of the successful projects.
In Sydney, pipe bursting technology has been used to rehabilitate over 152 kilometres of pipe in busy urban areas.
In line with the most optimistic forecasts of Ukrainian experts, the introduction of Trenchless Technology into national practices of construction and repair of underground networks is gaining momentum.David Proctor
The relationship between equipment supplier and contractor is an important component of a successfully completed project. Here, David Proctor from Diversified Services Australia discusses the company’s relationship with Ditch Witch that spans nearly two decades.
TerraMacs, a New Zealand-based manufacturer of small to medium sized trenchless equipment, reports seeing a marked increase in sales of its products internationally. This reflects what the company believes is the start of government commitments around the globe to capital spend in infrastructure in order to help stimulate ailing economies.
Root control is an important element of an effective overall strategy to maintain sewer reticulation assets. Company director of Drainchem Sewer Maintenance Products Marshall Horne spoke with Trenchless Australasia about strategic planning and the advantages of root foams.
Nuflow’s relining technology has been used to successfully reline the Jezzine Barracks sewer lines, protecting the site, located in Townsville Queensland.Daniel Miklos
Daniel Miklos discusses the role of resins in the Australasian Trenchless Technology industry and the application of various resin types for specific situations.Daniel Gamboa
While cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining of gravity pipes has dominated the world market for over 35 years, it is still relatively new to some Australian clients. There have also been a number of advances in the field in recent years. General Manager of Insituform Daniel Gamboa discusses some of those advances, as well as dispelling some of the myths.
Fernco Environmental’s Ultracoat is a leading solids epoxy coating system. Used for the rehabilitation and structural reinforcement of a wide range of substrates, the system leaves an exceptionally hard wearing, smooth and waterproof coating, with excellent chemical resistance.by Matt Brent, International Business Development
Most industry and business sectors are experiencing an easing of demand for their products and services, as the effects of the global financial crisis continue to be felt around the world. Matt Brent considers the outlook for the pipe industry.
The proposed $A43 billion National Broadband Network is in the very early stages of development. The Federal Government is in consultation to determine the location and installation methods for the proposed network. In the early 1990s, the previous rollout saw a boom in horizontal directional drilling.
As Australia’s largest cities and towns continue to grow it is becoming harder and harder to get good and clear site access to conduct critical services infrastructure works. The increase in the popularity and necessity of Trenchless Technology, including horizontal directional drilling, for installation of pipe has become a vitally important step in the process.
Starky Constructions is a specialist equipment designer and manufacturer for the underground services industry. One of the most innovative products is the hose runner.
A Water Infrastructure Group pipeline rehabilitation project for Sydney Water received an engineering excellence award from the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.Thomas Lee
The New South Wales Government has taken tougher measures to ensure that contractors are abiding by proper procedure prior to excavation to prevent cutting power cables and gas lines. Thomas Lee discusses the role of 3D utilities mapping in locating underground assets.
Identified for over sixty years by their signature red colour, Melfred Borzall’s directional drilling and horizontal earth boring tools are turning green.Lucy Rochlin
The fourth and final link in the scheme, the Bogong Power Development Project, to be commissioned in late 2009, will add another 140 MW to the existing 241 MW generating capacity of the Kiewa Valley Hydroelectric Scheme, making it the largest hydropower project to be constructed in Australia in 25 years. Lucy Rochlin visited the site, getting up close with the project’s Tunnel Boring Machine, Aurora Australis.by Lyndsie Mewett
Australian desalination projects are successfully using Trenchless Technology to protect sensitive areas and avoid inconveniencing the local populace. Here, Trenchless Australasia looks at the methods used and how they have enhanced project delivery for the Gold Coast, Sydney, Adelaide, Southern Seawater and Victorian desalination projects.
The innovative trenchless industry has created machinery, products and techniques to facilitate the renovation and repair of underground infrastructure. This is the first part of an ongoing series on the technological history of the industry.
Menno Henneveld has retired as the inaugural Chairman of the ASTT after more than two decades of dedicated service. Here Trenchless Australasia reviews some of the highlights of his career and talks with key people from the industry regarding Mr Henneveld’s extensive contribution to both Trenchless Technology and the ASTT.