Construction to return

NEPTCO providing cutting edge utility construction products

NEPTCO, a Chase Corporation company acquired in 2012, has decades of experience supporting the construction and maintenance of underground utilities. The company is responsible for MULETAPE – a flat, woven, polyester tape – which is used for locating empty conduits and installing cables. In addition, NEPTCO is responsible for Trace-Safe, a high strength locate wire Read More

Central Coast Council sets precedent with ROV

Central Coast Council recently performed a high-risk inspection of the Mangrove Creek Dam diversion tunnel that was anything but routine. The diversion tunnel, which is over 30 years old, is 415 m long with a diameter of 2.3 m.  The last person-entry occurred during commissioning in 1989.  While the Central Coast Council’s current team are Read More

SECA leads the way in trenchless pipe rehab and repair needs

As a one-stop-shop for trenchless pipe repair solutions, SECA has one of the most successful systems for point pipeline repair to date.  The Quick-Lock system is a trenchless pipe repair solution that restores the integrity of pipes and seals out groundwater. Comprised of a pneumatically expanding rehabilitation sleeve, Quick-Lock provides structural repair to the inside of Read More

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APM chooses Quick-Lock for seamless sewer repairs

One of the company’s most successful systems for point pipeline repair to date has been Quick-Lock: a pneumatically expanding rehabilitation sleeve providing structural, trenchless repair to the inside of pipelines. The Quick-Lock system was designed for point repair, pre-lining stabilisation works, and as a liner end seal. Applications might include cracked systems, root intrusions, leaks, Read More

2022 No-Dig Down Under to feature three-stream conference program

No-Dig Down Under offering three streams conference program

The 2022 No-Dig Down Under conference is set to have a three-stream conference program, making it a must-attend for industry professionals. The three-stream program comprises Rehabilitation, Installation and Condition Assessment and Utility Location. Each stream will have separate events aligning with the themes, such as a demonstration of the Mountain Highway AC Water Main Renewal Read More


Success for Thames Water with Scanprobe’s TrapJumper

A blocked trap at a block of flats in the suburb of Bromley was causing internal flooding throughout the building. It was clear that the drainage system was compromised, but where exactly in the series of traps and DN150 pipes was unknown. The local water authority Thames Water needed to understand the condition of the Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Harrietville – WTP Multiple Barriers – Bore and Pipeline D&C Issued by: North East Water Closing Date: 06 December 2021 Location: Victoria Description: North East Water has completed a preliminary design that will be issued as part of an RfT to the open market seeking to engage a principal contractor under a minor works contract Read More


SECA CCTV training returns

Following NSW Government health orders back in July, SECA had to suspend its training courses due to caps on room capacity and face-to-face contact.  The company can now confirm the dates for trainings in November, with limited availability, and students are now welcome to enrol.  SECA is offering the following training courses:  8 – 10 Read More

AltLining SMS with a CIPM liner installed.

The superior alternative in SMS rehab

Traditional sewer maintenance structure (SMS), or manhole, rehabilitation can be costly and time consuming. But one company has devised a method for cured-in-place manhole (CIPM) liners that minimises downtime and reduces environmental impact, removing the need for excavation. Alternative Lining Technologies uses trenchless methodologies to install CIPM liners that form impervious barriers between corrosive gases Read More

What the data says about the cause of defects in wastewater networks

Background Pipe inspections and condition assessments are an important part of the operations of water utilities and city councils who manage wastewater networks. The collection and analysis of this information has traditionally been managed by each organisation individually, making generalised insights difficult to come by. VAPAR has developed a pipe assessment platform where pipe asset Read More

Rangedale ticks all the boxes

Rangedale is an industry leader in the construction, maintenance and repair of drains across Victoria and New South Wales, with the expertise, capability and scale to complete jobs that other companies can’t. Rangedale runs an extensive and modern fleet of industrial vehicles, along with the latest IBAK cameras, jetting units, combination/vacuum units, excavators, tippers and Read More

The family line

Established in 1989, M. Tucker & Sons is a civil and trenchless drainage specialist that supplies a holistic service in the utilities and wastewater space, with technological, safety and environmental priorities being the driver towards the company’s reliable reputation. Based in Victoria, M. Tucker & Sons’ clients range from councils across the nation, large organisations Read More

Unitywater partners with PIPE AI

PIPE AI technology removes the need for human checking and reviewing of CCTV footage, allowing organisations to maintain their infrastructure up to the required standards, optimise pipe maintenance schedules and reduce inspection costs while transferring and upskilling their employees to higher value jobs.  Unitywater said its partnership with the company will see it use machine learning to assess the condition of sewerage, water Read More

Supporting the industry’s core needs

After more than 13 years in operation, Pipe Core has paved a new way for its customers to receive premium trenchless materials and equipment across Australia and New Zealand.   In 2008, after undertaking extensive research with leading brands and manufacturers in Europe, Pipe Core was founded with the intention of supplying the latest cured-in-place piping (CIPP) technologies Read More

SECA solution from start to end

Sewer Equipment Company (Aust), or SECA as more commonly known, is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of equipment for cleaning, testing, inspection and rehabilitation of sewers and drains.   In addition to offering efficient, quality distribution of sewer and plumbing equipment, SECA enhances its services by providing unmatched reporting capabilities to its CCTV customers via the industry leading WinCan Software.   Along Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Menangle Park – construction of secondary gas main DN200 Issued by: Jemena Closing date: 06 April 2021 Location: Victoria Description: Zinfra is requesting suitably qualified Contractors to provide a price for the Construction of a 6.5 km Secondary Main along Menangle Rd Campbelltown. The SOW includes: Installation of approximately 6.5 km of DN200 secondary main Read More

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Cracking the codes

by Peter Slingsby, Auscodes A lot of effort went into this update, with the code seeing significant revision, updates and testing to address the shortcomings and ambiguity of previous versions, but more importantly to bring scoring into line with practical applications and expectancy. In 2021, we hope to see widespread adoption of this code. Problems Read More

Asset inspections protect major pipeline

More than 60 t of rock and soil has been chipped away and removed from the underground tunnel to protect a bulk water pipeline in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The 2.5 km tunnel is located beneath the Blackall Range and houses a pipeline that transports water from Baroon Pocket Dam to the Landers Shute Water Read More

Staying on the radar for utility mapping

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology is vital to utility locating and mapping, with the non-intrusive method allowing for the surveying of sub-surface utilities. GPR collects important data concerning the presence and layout of buried utilities and other subsurface assets and infrastructure, while reducing costs from damage to utilities and creating more accurate mapping for future reference and Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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Chapple St water main replacementIssued by: Queensland GovernmentClosing date: 11 January 2021Location: QueenslandDescription: The Gympie Regional Council invites tender submissions for the provision of water main replacements throughout the southeast Queensland region. The issuer has identified a need for replacement of the mains system to deliver infrastructure that provides for its growing resident population. Piangil Read More

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Nexus sewer worksIssued by: Albury City CouncilClosing date: 3 November 2020Location: New South WalesDescription: The project includes construction of 1,050 m of gravity sewer, consisting of 1,020 m of open trench installation and 30 m of under-bore to augment the Nexus sewer main for Council. The works to include utilisation of council supplied DN 225 Read More

WSAA code “a win”

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) recently released its WSA 05-2020 Conduit Inspection Reporting Code of Australia Version 4.1, which focuses on internal asset condition assessment of conduits including sewers, sanitary and stormwater drains as well as maintenance structures like manholes. The code will replace Version 3.1 of the third edition, published in 2013, and Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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Wastewater pipeline renewals 20/21Issued by: Gisborne District CouncilClosing date: 6 October 2020Location: New ZealandDescription: There are approximately 1.9 km of wastewater pipe assets in Gisborne’s wastewater network that need addressing as part of the Gisborne District Council’s programme to renew and rehabilitate existing and aging underground wastewater assets. An additional 310 m of pipelines are Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Castlecliff Water Main Replacement: Cameron East to Erin RoadIssued by: Whanganui District CouncilClosing date: 10 September 2020Location: New ZealandDescription: Whanganui District Council (WDC) are inviting tenders from suitably experienced contractors for replacing the existing water main from Cameron East to Erin Road. Whanganui District Council (WDC) are inviting tenders from suitably experienced contractors for replacing Read More

SECA keeps the job moving

A top distributor throughout the Australasian region of international CCTV brand iPEK, SECA promises to deliver a solution that gets workers back on the job as soon as possible. More than 30 years ago, iPEK developed its first black and white camera system for CCTV inspections in Germany. Since then, the company has grown to Read More

Experience total asset management with UtilityTrack

The system is an effective way to manage drainage data and ensure efficient management of all assets. Each year, many organisations spend a significant amount of time, money and resources collecting information on their sewer and stormwater draining assets. Various stakeholders are the driving force behind this data collection effort, all presenting a range of Read More