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Trenchless Australasia

March 2012

From the Chairman’s Desk

Trevor Gosatti ASTT Chairman

I hope that you all had an excellent festive season and New Year break leading in to 2012.

From the ASTT Secretary

Jeff Pace ASTT Secretary

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

The ASTT Roadshow is coming to you!

The ASTT is hitting the road in 2012, bringing a touring masterclass on Trenchless Technology to cities across Australia and New Zealand in May and June.

The greatest show in earth

In October 2012, the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds will transform into a dedicated space to display, demonstrate and experience some of the most cutting-edge advancements in Trenchless Technology.

Social Program

As always, the social program at Trenchless Live 2012 is set to be as eagerly anticipated as the exhibition itself! These events offer a great forum to relax with old friends and clients, and provide the chance to make strong new connections within the industry

ASTT Awards – recognising the industry’s best

Nominations for the annual ASTT awards, which recognise excellence in the trenchless industry, will close 31 August – make sure not to miss the opportunity to recognise leaders in our industry.

Why you need to exhibit at Trenchless Live 2012

Accommodating face-to-face business and networking through live demonstrations, exhibiting at Trenchless Live 2012 will allow companies to sell their products and services whilst showcasing how they can help with timely project delivery.

HDD under the Anglesea River

Dunstans Construction Group, in conjunction with the Barwon Water Alliance, has successfully delivered a complex crossing of the environmentally sensitive Anglesea River and surrounding wetlands for Barwon Water in Anglesea, Victoria.

Microtunnelling for the environment

Züblin recently won the Tunnelling Project of the Year award at the 2011 International Tunnelling Awards for their work at the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant in Western Australia. Trenchless Australasia speaks with Züblin on the benefits of using this technology in a fragile environment.

Expanding into the watermain market

Ian Bateman, Director, Interflow

The Interflow group recently acquired a significant interest in Infratec International, which specialises in water pipe renewals. With this acquisition, Interflow is now able to offer leading renewal solutions to its clients for both water and sewer pipes.

High tide ride

Kembla Watertech recently completed the rehabilitation of sewer assets in Double Bay and Darling Point on the Sydney Harbour Foreshore.

Profile: Christchurch City Council

Trenchless Australasia talks to Christchurch City Council Manager Water and Waste Mark Christison about the challenges involved in restoring the city’s water and waste infrastructure after the devastation caused by the city’s recent earthquakes.

Getting the right trenchless personnel

Kembla Watertech has recently used the Trenchless Australasia jobs portal with impressive results.

Effective marketing in the infrastructure sector

Finding a non-specialist marketing agency that truly understands the unique nature of the infrastructure industry can be difficult. Infrastructure Marketing Solutions marketing manager Jacinta Hannaford discusses five reasons why infrastructure businesses should look for agencies that are industry experts.

Drilling under Queensland’s largest highway

A range of horizontal directional drilling bores have recently been completed under the Bruce Highway, the largest highway in Queensland.

DTH Products appoints new GM

In February 2012, DTH Products appointed Harry Mostert to the position of General Manager, Strategy and Development.

New models for a new year

Vivax-Metrotech and sebaKMT have a selection of new products on offer for the year ahead.

Making welds easier

Established in 1962, ISCO Industries is a family-owned business that now has 28 locations worldwide, including a new facility in Brendale, Queensland.

Leading the way in the Top End

Trenchless Australasia speaks with newest ASTT Councillor and current Power and Water Corporation Project Manager Peter Lockett about his new appointment and his work developing the trenchless industry throughout his career.

Quick response to emergency lining

When Insituform was commissioned to urgently fix a leaking sewer pipe, the company had no idea what it was up against and rushed to the scene to investigate the problem.

Close-fit lining of pressure pipelines

Wim Elzink, Wavin Overseas B.V.

To enable independent quality assurance in pipeline renovation, the International Standardisation Organisation has published pressure and non-pressure application standards for pipeline renovation techniques. Wim Elzink from Wavin Overseas examines how they relate to close-fit lining of pressure pipelines.

How’s your pipe?

Greg Moore, Principal, Moore Materials Technology

The need for a proactive asset management program is well documented. Here, Greg Moore considers some of the techniques commonly used to assess the condition of water pipes and mains today.

Energex: operating and maintaining the electricity network in SEQ

Energex uses Trenchless Technology in undergrounding electricity networks in South East Queensland. Here, we look at the utility’s experience with no-dig technologies, its asset management program, and its future plans.

A pioneer of the industry

With more than 50 years of experience in the water industry, it comes as no surprise that Bob Cadden was able to repeatedly introduce innovative and new techniques for renovating and installing mains.

Epic tunnelling in the Blue Mountains

To celebrate the release of the ASTT’s 20th anniversary book, Trenchless Australasia takes you back to 1993, when the idyllic and environmentally sensitive Blue Mountains northwest of Sydney became the site for one of Australia’s largest sewerage upgrades.

Back to the land Down Under

In this edition of our ongoing ‘Expat Talk’ series, we talk to Alison Ratliff, Principal Engineer in GHD’s Water Group. Ms Ratliff, an Australian citizen, studied and began her career in the United States. Last year she returned to Australia, and has some unique observations on the trenchless industry Down Under.

Grundodrill 4X marks the spot for R&R McClure Excavations

During No-Dig Down Under 2011, Tim McClure of R&R McClure Excavations visited the TT Asia Pacific stand – a visit that proved beneficial for both parties.

Tunnelling in the Top End

Winslow Infrastructure has maintained a strong reputation for completing challenging projects by installing almost 1 km of DN900 sewer by microtunnelling in Darwin.

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