Conference program released for No-Dig Down Under 2017

The conference program has been released for Australasia’s only dedicated Trenchless Technology conference and exhibition, No-Dig Down Under 2017 (NDDU).

Hosted by the Australian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), it will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast on 12-15 September.

The theme of the ASTT’s 12th conference and exhibition is ‘Protecting the past. Fostering the future.’ It will focus on four main topics: safety, training, the environment, and sustainable growth.

Click here to register for NDDU 2017.

On Tuesday 12 September, the Exhibition Hall will officially open, giving attendees the chance to talk to exhibitors and see the latest Trenchless Technology products and innovation.

Presentations will begin on Wednesday 13 September, with the keynote addresses presented by Queensland Urban Utilities Principal Civil Engineer Scott Stevens and Trenchless Opportunities Consultant Dr Dec Downey.

The topic of Wednesday’s presentations includes installation, rehabilitation, horizontal directional drilling, condition assessment, utility mapping and water mains.

The utility mapping session will feature presentations on Dial Before You Dig’s (DBYD) legal intelligence project and legislation for underground infrastructure, safety measures for reducing asset strikes and using ground penetrating radar technology to increase safety and reduce equipment damage and site risks.

Thursday’s presentations will focus on microtunnelling, design, projects and repair, as well as a panel presentation focusing on reviewing the new microtunnelling guidelines.

Entrance to each day’s sessions is free and capacity is limited, so it will be a first in, first seated basis.

The Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday evening and will include the announcement of the ASTT Awards which recognise excellence in the Australasian trenchless industry.

The event will conclude on Friday with the final event: a panel session promoting collaboration between utilities and trenchless professionals, which will take place in the Exhibition Hall.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

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