March 2009Stephanie Fielden, Trenchless Australasia Conference Co-ordinator
Registrations are now open for the premier trenchless event of 2009. Sponsorship and exhibition space for the event have been sold at a record rate and a variety of distinguished speakers, with years of broad industry experience, have already confirmed their attendance.Craig Pearce, Practice Director, Howorth Communications
Companies in the trenchless industry that take a positive approach to marketing in an economic downturn are grabbing an opportunity too good to miss as doing so intelligently will lead to a stronger bottom line, as well as increase the profile and credibility of a company’s brand.
Earth displacement hammers are an integral tool in the delivery of essential services. Trenchless Australasia was on site when Tenix Maintenance Services took delivery of the first of 46 TT Asia Pacific Grundomat machines.
Robotics and pipe lining operate in tandem to save the Sydney Olympic park storm water network from unwanted intrusion.
Water Infrastructure Group provides a unique combination of design, build, operate and maintenance services.
DCI is celebrating a decade in Queensland and technological innovation in HDD equipment.Kate Pemberton
The global HDD market is a dynamic and expanding area. A new innovative market emerging from the east is set to challenge the dominance of traditional manufacturers.
MudPuppy International’s range of solids control units promise to recycle the mud and dump the crud.
HOBAS jacking pipe is returning to the Australian market! Because of the advantages it offers over traditional, rigid jacking materials, HOBAS jacking pipe has become the jacking pipe material of choice in Europe and North America.
Safety is rightly valued by companies as one of the highest priorities on site. There are many safety precautions that workers must follow in order to comply with regulations and ensure that they and their fellow workmates stay safe at all times. However, there are dangers in every aspect of pipeline construction that cannot be completely eliminated.
Sewer Equipment Company Australia (SECA) presents mobile dewatering technology from the Danish manufacturer J. Hvidtved Larsen A/S (JHL)
East Coast Pipe Supplies is a Brisbane based company distributing steel pipe to all regions of the country and overseas.Kate Pemberton
The introduction of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) will be one of the largest structural reforms to the Australian economy. Kate Pemberton looks at how the scheme will work and how the trenchless industry can take advantage of the renewed interest in green construction.
The $A650 million water delivery infrastructure project, part of the Sydney’s Desalination Project, aims to secure Sydney’s water supply for future generations by constructing approximately 24 km of pipelines across Botany Bay, Australia.
Interflow, an Australian pipeline renewal contractor, recently installed the world’s longest and largest continuous spirally wound pipe liner from a fixed winding machine as part of a sewer rehabilitation project in Sydney.
Water management has become a hot topic around Australia; in South Australia thrust boring and pipe jacking are being used to ensure a sustainable water supply to Adelaide parklands.Reuben J S Lamack
A dual carriageway underpass was constructed directly above the operational 4.9 metre ID LRT tunnels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This article outlines the design considerations of overburden relief on the structural integrity, describes the relationship of predicted design movements based on finite element analysis and actual measurements. It also outlines the monitoring systems and provides a technical discussion on the possible causes of the displacements.
Recently East Coast Utilities took delivery of the Tracto-Technik Grundoburst 800G hydraulic pipe bursting machine to undertake some extensive replacement work for Hastings District Council in New Zealand.
A pipe jacking record has been set on the 4.9 kilometre extension of the Quinns Main Sewer, north of Perth.
Late in October 2008, pumps were activated, valves were opened and pipelines were filled as purified recycled water flowed from Gibson Island and Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plants at the mouth of the Brisbane River into 200 kilometres of large diameter pipeline. The pipeline was installed using HDD for the projects many road and river crossings.
In an Australian first, Insituform’s PolyFold pressure pipe rehabilitation system was recently used to rehabilitate a critical watermain for the Water Corporation in Perth, WA.Valerie Van Kooten
Contractors are increasingly being required to dig potholes in the ground that are neat, clean and will not damage existing utility cables. Vacuum excavators are delivering accurate, precise potholes that do not leave behind a mess.
Participants in the construction industry have to deal with a wide array of project delivery models and contracts. Arch Fletcher is a partner of Clayton Utz with special interests in construction, engineering, procurement and maintenance. In the final instalment of Mr Fletcher’s three part series on contracts, he covers the project alliance model and offer his overall conclusions.