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Trenchless Australasia

June 2012

Innovation in the renewal of watermains

Ian Bateman, Director, Interflow

With water authorities increasingly using Trenchless Technology to rehabilitate water infrastructure, Ian Bateman from contractor Interflow outlines one solution for reducing supply interruption during the renovation.

NSW first on the Nepean River Crossing

Andy Saunders, Codmah Construction Manager

To install a new pipeline under the Nepean River, Codmah performed the first horizontal directional drilling intersect in New South Wales.

Tough jacking pipe for tough conditions

The creation of a new, more advanced and higher capacity sewer main to support the growing needs of Melbourne’s Docklands required the use of technologically advanced products that would stand the test of time.

From the Chairman’s Desk

Trevor Gosatti, ASTT Chairman

The year is now well underway and trenchless activity continues to increase around Australia and New Zealand.

From the ASTT Secretary

Jeff Pace, ASTT Secretary

On behalf of the ASTT, I extend a warm welcome to the following new members:

Trenchless Live 2012: meet you in Melbourne

The count-down has begun until Trenchless Live 2012 takes over the Melbourne Showgrounds from 23-24 October. Trenchless Australasia offers a sneak preview into equipment exhibitors will be showcasing, as well as the program; featuring high-profile case studies from across Australia. Don’t miss your chance to register to attend the greatest show in earth.

Trenchless Live 2012: Exhibitor Preview

Trenchless Live 2012 is all about the live demonstrations that will take place across the two-day event. It’s at these demonstrations that attendees will be able to see the latest equipment live in action, and visualise exactly how the technologies could be best used on their next job site. Here, we preview a selection of the products, services and know-how that will be on show.

Going deep with HDD

Near Auckland, New Zealand, an outdated watermain was in desperate need of replacement – and horizontal directional drilling provided the perfect solution.

Quick turnaround for maintenance hole rehabilitation

Water Infrastructure Group is currently repairing six maintenance hole chambers in metropolitan Sydney for Sydney Water.

A new wave of trenchless masters

Council and utility workers from across Australia and New Zealand have attended the ASTT’s touring trenchless masterclass, which aimed to provide essential trenchless training to underground infrastructure employees.

Finding the right trenchless method

Thinking of using Trenchless Technology on an upcoming project but unsure which techniques are suitable? An online tool from the ASTT takes into account proposed project variables and, in an unbiased manner, identifies trenchless methods that are suitable.

State of the industry: a no-dig snapshot

In an ongoing series, Trenchless Australasia will take a snap-shot account of the state of the trenchless industry across Australasia. In this edition, we look at major projects and developments in Queensland and New Zealand as reported by ASTT Councillors at the recent AGM.

Taking the reins in South Australia

Trenchless Australasia talks with newest ASTT Councillor Tim Bartholomaeus about his recent appointment as South Australia’s representative and his career in the trenchless industry.

What lies beneath

Access Detection Director and current National Utility Locating Contractors Association Committee Member Anthony Johnstone speaks with Trenchless Australasia about the importance of using pipe and cable locator technology for auger boring, directional drilling or any kind of excavation works.

Pezzimenti Trenchless takes on the tough jobs

Trenchless Australasia talks to Pezzimenti Trenchless Director Joe Pezzimenti about some of the recent projects the company has worked on and the services the company provides.

Trenchless through a crystal ball

Undertaking a trenchless project should never be seen as a simple process it should always be seen as site specific. But according to Peter Brown of Trenchless Advisor, one area in which certain characteristics can change rapidly is geotechnical.

How to capture more customers with content marketing

An innovative marketing whitepaper has been released by Infrastructure Marketing Solutions, a division of industry publisher Great Southern Press. Whitepaper author Jacinta Hannaford outlines the importance of implementing content marketing strategies to promote your company.

Introducing the Trenchless Australasia online shop

Trenchless Australasia has launched a new online shop to provide trenchless professionals with published papers, how-to guides, wall-charts and additional materials to help expand your trenchless knowledge.

Controlling corrosion and odour in sewage systems

Odour emissions from sewage treatment plants, rising mains and pump stations are an ever-increasing concern. Orica Watercare has devised a new method for the control of corrosion and odour in sewage systems.

Engineering added value on tunnelling projects

Specialist cost engineers with hands-on construction experience are continuing to add significant value to tunnelling projects across Australia.

Dion Martin joins the team at DTH

Established in Brisbane in 1996, DTH Products welcomes the newest member of its team to help with clients’ drilling solution needs.

ISCO Industries opens new WA facility

ISCO Industries, a US-based pipe supplier and custom manufacturer of high-density polyethylene piping products, has recently opened a new facility in Western Australia.

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