Post-earthquake rehabilitation adopts Trenchless Technology

Mr Lubbock will focus on the condition assessment and investigation phases of work that were undertaken in preparation for the rehabilitation of the sewers’ brick barrels, which was carried out on behalf of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team.

About the speaker

Maurice Lubbock has over 25 years’ experience in the municipal and industrial pipeline industry, and has developed in-depth specialised skills in trenchless pipeline rehabilitation and related technologies. His experience includes condition assessment, investigation, design, project management, and supervision of many successful pipeline remediation and construction projects using conventional and trenchless techniques.

These include cured-in-place lining, horizontal directional drilling, pipe reaming and bursting, sliplining, microtunnelling and pipe jacking installations.

Since arriving in New Zealand in 1998, Mr Lubbock has worked as a project manager and engineer for New Zealand’s two leading trenchless rehabilitation contractors and for Watercare Services, before moving to AECOM New Zealand in 2009. Mr Lubbock has designed, commissioned and managed production facilities for specialist pipeline contractors and trained crews to carry out trenchless rehabilitation operations.

In his five years as a senior engineer at Watercare, he designed, managed and supervised many of Watercare’s major wastewater and water pipeline rehabilitation and wastewater construction projects.

Since December 2009, Mr Lubbock has worked for AECOM New Zealand in Auckland as a Principal Engineer, and in 2011-2012 carried out condition assessments in support of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team brick barrels rehabilitation program.

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