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No-Dig Down Under 2023 conference program is now available

No-Dig down under 2022 Gala Dinner

Spoiler alert: this year’s technical conference sessions are sure to make any trenchless professional an industry leader in their field by providing them with invaluable skills and knowledge transmitted by valued industry peers.

Taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13-14 September, No-Dig Down Under is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology.

Before the conference kicks off, the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT) will host three training courses on Tuesday 12 September, where participants will benefit from extensive knowledge about horizontal directional drilling, new installations methods and renovation of pipes by lining.

These invaluable training sessions will be followed by a welcome reception and exhibition opening from 5pm to 7pm.

The first day of this year’s conference on Wednesday 13 September promises to be insightful as it will focus on rehabilitation, new installation as well as trenchless services, social and environment.

Chair of The International Society for Trenchless Technology, Keh-Jian (Albert) Shou will be the keynote speaker to open the conference. His specialties include rock mechanics/engineering, trenchless technologies, and engineering geology.

A panel session discussing current and upcoming infrastructure opportunities within Queensland, and how the trenchless technology industry can benefit will feature: Terry Stamatiou from APA, Paul Phillips from Urban Utilities, Mark Beech from Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, and Robbie Claase from Infrastructure Association of Queensland.

On that day, participants will also be able to learn everything there is to know on the impact of ground movements on close-fitting liners spanning across joints and ring fractures, as well as on the innovations in sewer lateral and small diameter rehabilitation among countless other interesting topics.

After lunch, these state-of-the-art presentations will resume by putting the spotlight on efficient GIS mapping and field data capture of subsurface utilities using latest innovations in GPS/GNSS technologies for instance, or on how geotechnical baseline reports and geophysical methods resulted in greater ground condition certainty among others.

On the second and last day of the conference, the focus will be on other technical and sine-qua-non trenchless topics, such as how microtunnelling boom gives rise to new high-tech adaptable machines, yet access to support remains key, or how Unitywater’s emerging communities Narangba are balancing the needs of the community through trenchless technology.

The closing event of this year’s No-Dig Down Under will be its beloved ASTT Awards and gala, proudly sponsored by Rob Carr, a night full of promises of glamour, fine food and most importantly an occasion to congratulate this year’s award recipients announced on the night.

For an exhaustive list of this year’s program, visit No-Dig Down Under’s website.

Building on the sold-out success of the of No-Dig 2022, this years’ event is supported by some of the trenchless industries biggest and most influential operators.

Supported by the ASTT, the conference is an essential industry event for contractors, suppliers and consultants involved in the trenchless supply chain.


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