Lance Horlyck has many feathers in his cap; engineer, industry consultant, published author, reservoir tour guide, and family man. His contribution to the trenchless industry, through field work and research papers, is certain to have an impact for years to come.Trenchless Australasia spoke to Mr Horlyck about his career, his advice for young engineers, and how he felt being nominated as ASTT Person of the Year.

The greatest show in earth


The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology’s No-Dig Down Under 2015 event brought 1,200 visitors to the Cold Coast Convention and Exhibition centre for three days of education and networking.

Water ballasting in HDD to lower pipeline buoyancy


A look at the importance of pipeline buoyancy mitigation to lower pipe-to-borehole friction and reduce pullback resistance.

Water for Melbourne's growing west


John Holland has utilised microtunnelling in delivering the Water for a Growing West project on behalf of Melbourne Water.

Water ballasting in HDD to lower pipeline buoyancy


A look at the importance of pipeline buoyancy mitigation to lower pipe-to-borehole friction and reduce pullback resistance.

From the President's desk


Firstly, a big thank you to all of the ASTT’s members and guests that attended the Gold Coast No-Dig Down Under conference. The feedback I’ve received from individuals so far...

Gabba awards keep rolling in


The Woolloongabba Trunk Sewer Upgrade continues to make headlines, not only winning ASTT’s New Installation Project of the Year, but also receiving international recognition directed at Project Manager Steve Gibson....

Winding through Brisbane


Queensland Urban Utilities and Interflow’s S1 Main Sewer Upgrade project, which was reported on in detail in the September edition of Trenchless Australasia, took home the ASTT top award for...

Rehabilitating water mains with spray lining


After three years of development, Abergeldie has succeeded in introducing the Skotchkote 2400 spray lining technology into the Australian market. The technology is a breakthrough solution in extending the life...

Western Australia councillor's report


Forecasters are predicting tougher times for Western Australian market.

From the ASTT Secretary


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

Victoria councillor's report


After a very busy September, we are all getting back to our normal business activities.

Queensland councillor's report


The last quarter for the trenchless industry has been busy nationally and internationally, with September hosting both the ASTT’s No-Dig conference in Queensland and the ISTT’s No-Dig conference in Istanbul,...

New South Wales councillor’s report


Welcome to the last edition of Trenchless Australasia for 2015. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday period

HDD on the Peninsula ECO Project


South East Water and Interflow are in the midst of the Peninsula ECO Project, a mammoth sewer system installation project that will connect to at least 16,000 homes, improve groundwater...

A history of drill tooling


In the 1990s, when horizontal directional drilling was first applied in underground utility installation, drill tooling capabilities were put to the test. The difficulty of new applications and increased demands...

ISTT win for ADITC


The Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee has been awarded the prestigious International Society for Trenchless Technology Training Aid Award from the International Society of Trenchless Technology.Trenchless Australasia speaks with...

Level crossings lead to industry boom


The trenchless industry is set to receive a boost in Victoria thanks to the state government’s level crossings removal program. Here, microtunneller Stuart Harrison provides insight on the opportunities this...

Spacers: complying with design codes and standards


Despite the launch of the new WSAA code governing casing spacers, WSA PS 324, it is unfortunately still common to find contractors centralising their pipe during installation by using make-shift...

HDD on the Peninsula ECO Project


South East Water and Interflow are in the midst of the Peninsula ECO Project, a mammoth sewer system installation project that will connect to at least 16,000 homes, improve groundwater...

A history of drill tooling


In the 1990s, when horizontal directional drilling was first applied in underground utility installation, drill tooling capabilities were put to the test. The difficulty of new applications and increased demands...

News in Brief


Industry updates.

State of the Industry 2015


As a new regular feature, Trenchless Australasia will be surveying contractors, distributors and utility operators to provide insight on industry trends. Here are this quarter’s results.

Using PE 100-RC in trenchless pressure installations


A look at the use of PE 100-RC in trenchless pressure installations.

Using fibre reinforced polymer to make a StifPipe solution


At the 2015 No-Dig Conference & Exhibition, QuakeWrap’s Professor Mo Ehsani presented a paper on the company’s new fibre reinforced polymer pipelining solution, StifPipe®. Trenchless Australasia takes a closer look...

Taylor takes the helm at Abergeldie


Greg Taylor has just taken the reins at Abergeldie as the company’s newly appointed CEO. Here, he talks with Trenchless Australasia about his career so far, his predictions for the...

Innovating a better Brisbane


Richard Petterson explains why knowing Australia’s history means creating a better asset network today.

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