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Trenchless Australasia

September 2011

From the Chairman’s Desk

Trevor Gosatti ASTT Chairman

This edition of Trenchless Australasia leads us in to No-Dig Down Under 2011, to be held from 3–6 October at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre.

From the ASTT Secretary

Jeff Pace ASTT Secretary

New members

Great Southern Press opens new office in China

Publisher of Trenchless Australasia Great Southern Press is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Qingdao, China.

Ditch Witch, HammerHead combine forces

Following an acquisition in 2010, Ditch Witch and HammerHead have come together to offer a full suite of trenchless equipment.

Interflow celebrates 75 years

No-Dig Down Under 2011 Platinum Sponsor Interflow celebrates 75 years in the pipeline industry this year. Over the years many things have changed, but Interflow’s core values of honesty, reliability and competency have remained steadfast.

Queensland Urban Utilities

Trenchless Australasia spoke to new Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Urban Utilities Ian Maynard about meeting the challenges facing the utility.

Brisbane rehabilitation: before and after the floods

Jason Paterson and Dalin Vann

Since the devastating January floods, Brisbane’s pipeline infrastructure has experienced many problems. Insituform Pacific has recently completed a number of trunk sewer rehabilitation projects in the area, helping to protect the community.

Vermeer brings its best to Brisbane

A regular fixture at trenchless industry events, the team from Vermeer will again be at No-Dig Down Under 2011, showcasing the latest products and innovations they have to offer the industry.

Lining in Australia’s capital

Rehabilitation work on the historic Main Outfall Sewer, located in Weston, Australian Capital Territory, is currently underway by Water Infrastructure Group.

Stairway to Heaven

By Sarah McTaggart, Kembla Watertech

Difficult to reach job sites prove no challenge for the team at Kembla Watertech, with impressive scaffolding constructed on two jobs in recent months.

Inspection solutions and new ideas

SebaKMT has supported the trenchless industry for many years and will be exhibiting at No-Dig Down Under 2011. To celebrate this event the company is launching a number of updated and new products.

Barthauer professional NIS software

German engineering company Barthauer Software GmbH will present its professional network information system software tool, BaSYS, at No-Dig Down Under 2011.

Pressure pipe rehabilitation with Sekisui

The Australian Water Quality Centre recently granted drinking water certification for Sekisui’s Nordipipe and Tubetex pipe products.

Asset rehabilitation: a better solution

As cities expand, the generation of wastewater and stormwater will continue to increase. These pressures will be exacerbated by ageing infrastructure. The team at Nu Flow Technologies believe that now, more than ever, improvements in the processes dealing with infrastructure management are a critical necessity.

HDD comes to Phillip Island

Between April and July 2011, Coe Drilling successfully installed a new potable water main between San Remo and Newhaven using horizontal directional drilling.

Keyhole technology – house connections installed with minimal invasion

As trenchless technologies continue to advance, Tracto Technik introduce their latest keyhole methods of trenchless installation.

Jeff Pace – a lifetime in Trenchless Technology

Jeff Pace was instrumental in establishing the ASTT, and has served as the Society’s secretary since its inception.

Our knowledge, your success

Great Southern Press, publisher of Trenchless Australasia, is pleased to announce the creation of a new department to help trenchless businesses market themselves.

Acquiring approval for trenchless works

Peter Brown from Trenchless Advisor explains the process of acquiring the required approvals for a recent trenchless railway crossing.

Peter Slingsby

In this feature of Trenchless Australasia, ‘Voice of the Industry’ will profile legends of the Australasian trenchless industry. In this edition, Peter Slingsby, the founder of Australian Underground Surveys, now known as Underground Photographic Surveys-Auscodes, shares his thoughts on the past, present and future for Trenchless Technology down under.

Ditch Witch JT100 All Terrain

If you’re looking for a rig that can install pipe in most ground formations, including solid rock, the Ditch Witch JT100 All Terrain has got you covered.

Helping you drill clear of trouble

It doesn’t matter which side of the Tasman you’re on, JB Attachments have the HDD machines, accessories, and support to help you take on the most demanding jobs – and win.

Drilling across the nation

Codmah is an established company that can provide a one stop shop for all trenchless requirements, with divisions in directional drilling, pipe jacking and cased auger boring.

Australasia and the used HDD market

By Bob Martin, HDDBroker

Purchasing used HDD equipment can provide many benefits. Here, Bob Martin looks at the necessary considerations for anyone looking to enter the used HDD market.

The changing face of pipe and cable location

Developments in Ground Penetrating Radar and pipe and cable locators are giving customers a wealth of options for locating services. Here, Anthony Johnstone from Access Detection takes us through the possibilities.

Subsurface radar tools

Utility owners and contractors frequently seek tools to assist with the detection and mapping of subsurface utilities.

Subsurface utility engineering

By Matt Keppich, Cardno Australian Underground Services

The process of identifying underground assets is critical to the fast and safe delivery of a project. Here, Matt Keppich considers the potential best practice for this process and the development of an Australia-New Zealand Standard for subsurface utility engineering.

Network integrity: protecting vital assets

The Network Integrity area of Telstra delivers customer solutions for asset relocations and commercial works, working with stakeholders including Dial Before You Dig to minimise damage to the network.

Chris Meredith – an industry innovator

Many readers will know Chris Meredith as the owner of Kembla Watertech, but not everyone will know the story of how he became involved in the trenchless industry.

Sydney deepwater ocean outfalls

To commemorate the release of the ASTT’s 20th anniversary book, Trenchless Australia takes you back to 1991, when Trenchless Technology set a benchmark in constructing deepwater outfalls on Sydney’s beaches.

Gold Coast gravity sewer augmentation

HOBAS jacking pipe was Rob Carr's jacking pipe of choice for the augmentation of the Gold Coast gravity sewer systems, which proved to be a challenging trenchless project requiring innovative solutions and materials.

Largest swagelining project in Australia completed

A national first has been achieved with the completion of the largest polymer lining drinking water project in Australia, undertaken by Swagelining Ltd and partner ITS Trenchless.

Relining standards – benefits and limitations

By Ian Bateman, Interflow

In the first of a two-part series, Interflow’s Ian Bateman considers the application of AS/NZ2566.1 in the relining sector.

Sewer success

By Karl Jansen, Expert Office for Sewer Rehabilitation

Expert Office for Sewer Rehabilitation applies a unique case study analysis to the assessment of ageing sewers, which can save asset owners time and money.

Bridging trenchless solutions in Victor Harbor

By Alan Sutton, Kembla Watertech

SA Water recently approached Kembla Watertech with a unique rehabilitation project, which involved strengthening a sewer main attached to an ageing railway bridge in Victor Harbor.

Ploughing a positive future

Murphy Pipe and Civil is confident its introduction of revolutionary ploughing technology into the Australian coal seam gas sector will pay positive dividends for the company.

DTH appoints State Manager for Victoria

DTH Products has appointed John McKay as the new State Manager for Victoria.

Construction of the Pringle Hill Tunnel

On the Northern Pipeline Interconnector – Stage 2, the team from McConnell Dowell has set a microtunnelling record for the Southern Hemisphere.

New site for ITS Trenchless

ITS Trenchless has relocated its head office in Sydney to larger premises in Seven Hills, NSW.

Tunnelling success in Brisbane

Tunnelcorp is a multi–disciplinary Trenchless Technology contractor operating throughout both Australia and New Zealand.

High-performance clay jacking pipe

DenChem is the high-performance jacking pipe solution when resistance to both chemical attack and large temperature fluctuations is required.

Bigger than Texas

In the latest of our series of expat profiles in Trenchless Australasia, we talk to Douglas Dow, who has made his way from Texas to settle in Australia and establish Innovative Fluid Systems.

Sydney sewer rehabilitation a success

Eptec has successfully rehabilitated 370 m of oviform sewer pipe in the Ultimo Road Carrier as part of Sydney Water’s $A560 million SewerFix program.

Looking forward to the year ahead

Kate Pemberton, Editor

There have been many exciting developments in 2011, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ASTT. Great Southern Press has published a commemorative book, held trenchless networking sessions, and together with the ASTT, successfully bid for the ISTT show to return to Australia in 2013. We are now working to make 2012 and 2013 milestone years for the ASTT, and the Trenchless Technology industry in Australasia.

RMC: on the right track

The team at Reservoir Maintenance Contractors was recently involved in a drain-clearing project as part of a major tram upgrade project in Melbourne.

Panoramo technology arrives in New Zealand

VidPro Services, based in New Plymouth, New Zealand, has invested in the IBAK range of CCTV equipment, giving the company complete functionality across the Panoramo range.

Businesses urged to be aware of unaudited media

Australian businesses are losing more than $A29 million annually because of media scams by unaudited media, according to the Circulations Audit Board (CAB).

HDD record set on Mardi-Mangrove Link Project

UEA recently completed the first installation of a 1,200 mm diameter SDR11 PN16 HDPE water main in Australia using a horizontal directional drill.

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