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From the ASTT Secretary

Corporate Members – Australia

Dennis Bentink from ICS Services

Ray Bugeja from DKM Utility Services Pty Ltd

Individual Members – Australia

Daniel Steedman

Corporate Members – New Zealand

Martin Crossen from City Care Ltd

Ray O’Regan from Connect 8

2015 National Conference and Exhibition – Gold Coast

This year’s National Conference is shaping up to be another success story for the ASTT.

Firstly I would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for supporting us during these rather difficult times.

At the time of writing this report, these are: Event Partners – Vermeer, HOBAS and Ditch Witch; Gold Sponsor – Humes; and Silver Sponsor – Interflow.

The ASTT appreciates all these sponsorship commitments towards assisting us with the promotion of Trenchless Technology throughout Australasia.

The Technical Program will once again be extremely interesting and covers a variety of trenchless areas.

Another thank you goes out to the committee members Trevor Gosatti, Steven Apeldoorn, Chris Frangos and Ben Crosby for giving up their time to review and select of all these papers.

We will also be enjoying the wisdom of our keynote speakers, namely Richard Petterson – Executive Leader Operations and Service Delivery, at Queensland Urban Utilities, Kim Staheli – Chair of North American Society for Trenchless Technology and the President and founder of Staheli Trenchless Consultants, Phil Chipman – GoldLinQ Technical Director and Lance Parkes – nbn Manager of Standards and Field Practices.

After months of negotiations, this year at the conference we have an added bonus of providing three in-depth training courses for individuals of the infrastructure industry.

Produced by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, and adapted for Australasian audiences, these courses offer the chance for infrastructure professionals to learn from leading experts from around the world and develop their skillsets to an international standard.

The courses are as follows:

  • Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Practices Guidelines Course
  • Trenchless Technology Short Course – New Installation.

And finally I want to thank Tori McLennon and her team from Great Southern Press, who have worked tirelessly on this event for all of us to enjoy.

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