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No-Dig 2015, get your golden ticket

It’s time once again for the lead up to the largest Trenchless Technology Conference and Exhibition in Australasia, No-Dig Down Under 2015.

The technical program

The ASTT’s official event is a must-attend for any utilities and councils, infrastructure firms, and contractors across Australia and New Zealand who work with, or are thinking of employing, trenchless technologies. The event only comes once every two years, and allows attendees to find out about best practice application of rehabilitation and installation methods from industry experts over a two-and-a-half day, two-streamed conference program.

The event offers delegates a chance to develop professional skill sets and learn how to reduce whole-of-project costs and cut-down on project times. With highly-regarded speakers from across Australia and the globe, the conference is a learning opportunity not to be missed.

The conference program will include:

  • Asset management and work planning
  • Technologies, techniques and equipment
  • Costs and environmental issues
  • Horizontal directional drilling
  • Microtunnelling and pipe jacking
  • Pipe ramming and impact mole
  • Auger boring and pilot tube microtunneling
  • Local repairs and grouting
  • Manhole rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Site Survey and preparation
  • Testing and assessments

The call for papers is currently on, and with an abundance of recent case studies within the Australasian region adopting trenchless methods, next year’s program is set to be the most insightful and valuable yet.

Full program details will be released online at

The exhibition

Supporting the conference proceedings, an impressive-sized exhibition will showcase the best and proven premium trenchless products and services on the market.

If your organisation or company is looking to find alternative products and methods to install or rehabilitate pipe assets, you will find all major manufacturers and experienced contractors to talk to in the exhibition hall. Providing a unique opportunity to meet with any new ventures during the conference, rather than staggered meetings that could span a year or longer. Best of all, the Exhibition Hall is free to attend; with the selection of products and equipment on-site, attendees often make purchasing decisions on-site.

Remove the risk and uncertainty from upcoming projects and speak to the owners and developers of the most reputed and trusted technologies from Australasia and around the globe.

The venue

The Gold Coast is the perfect venue to mix business with leisure, boasting beautiful beaches, world-class hotels and sight-seeing attractions all within an expanding metropolitan city.

In recent years a number of Queensland’s major infrastructure projects have adopted Trenchless Technology. These include the highly anticipated Gold Coast light rail project GoldLinQ, one of Australia’s biggest public transport works and the state’s first light rail system, which included both horizontal directional drilling (HDD), thrust boring and microtunnelling.

No-Dig Down Under will bring the Gold Coast and the ASTT together for this exciting event in 2015. Registrations open early 2015, stay turned via the website to find out more.

A must-attend for all contractors

If you’re an Australian contractor, there hasn’t been a better time to invest in updating your portfolio of technologies.

Australia is one of the largest economies in the world and recently, following the 2014 Federal Budget announcement, the transport infrastructure, resources and energy sectors emerged as big winners when the Federal Government announced Australia’s largest ever investment in infrastructure.

The 2014-15 Budget will inject an $A11.6 billion Infrastructure Growth Package to boost total infrastructure investment by Commonwealth, State and local governments and the private sector, to over $A125 billion by 2019-20.

Treasurer Joe Hockey said “Our Growth Package will stimulate the construction sector and create thousands of jobs as the economy transitions from resource-led growth to broader-based growth.”

The Australian trenchless market is growing rapidly, with councils and utilities Down Under seeking trenchless options more than ever before. (Read more about NBN Co.’s call for trenchless contractors on page 34).

Knowledge is key, and having all of the options regarding trenchless methods for upcoming projects and planning allows for the best, and most informed, decisions to be made.

Recognition in ignition

No-Dig Down Under 2015 will also take the time to recognise important members of the trenchless community and commend them for their achievements in the sector, proving the future of Trenchless Technology is bright and flourishing.

The ASTT Awards will be announced at the 2015 event, capping off an exciting week of diverse events, networking and education for attendees. Make sure you are there to recognise your industry peers for the hard work they have put into growing the industry.

Sponsor or exhibit

If you would like to find out more on how you can support the industry’s official event and get behind the sharing and teaching of trenchless technologies, email contact Sales Manager Tim Thompson on or contact by phone on +61 3 9248 5100.

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