In 2023, construction remains the most male-dominated sector in Australia, with female participation at just 13 per cent. Attracting more women to the industry could be part of the solution to the crippling skills shortages the broader sector is facing. How then, do we build workplaces that are attractive to everyone and that women can thrive in?
No-Dig Down Under abstract submissions deadline extended
The deadline for this year’s No-Dig Down Under abstract submissions has been extended to Friday, 21 April, 2023. Read more
Vermeer manager supports Leukaemia Foundation with World’s Greatest Shave
Proof in the UK pudding
From childhood friends in the United Kingdom to business partners in Australia, Darren Dean and Sean Henry took what was a gap in the market and brought their surveying knowledge and expertise to Australia to create Asset Survey Solutions.
The future of HDD: Daunting, thrilling, and important
Rodney O’Meley, CEO and owner of Maxibor Australia – one of the country’s leading horizontal directional drilling (HDD) design and delivery companies – speaks to Trenchless Australasia to provide insight into the challenges and future direction of HDD in the Australian infrastructure sector.
ASTT secretary welcomes new members
Jeff Pace, Secretary for the ASTT, has extended his welcome to a number of the association’s newest members.
ASTT’s 31st combined Council and AGM scheduled for April
The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT)’s combined Council and Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2023 will be held in April in the Mornington Boardroom at Prime Creative Media.
Race car spreads industry safety slogan
Operators in municipal works, including trenchless contractors working on crossing under and around roads, are set to benefit from a safety slogan in an unexpected place – a TA2 Mustang.
SECA appoints a new Key Accounts Manager
Sue Dawson has started her new role as SECA’s new Key Accounts Manager.
Ditch Witch CEA and Diversified: 30 years of teamwork
Ditch Witch CEA’s AT32 is helping Western Australian horizontal directional drilling experts complete projects for some of the state’s industry leaders.
Trenchless industry celebrates IWD
The trenchless industry has come together to celebrate the women who help keep the industry running.
No-Dig Down Under 2023 opens Call for Papers
No-Dig Down Under’s technical committee is calling for abstract submissions exploring the theme “Better outcomes through trenchless”.
Steve Apeldoorn shares industry insights
Trenchless Australasia’s Q&A segment, Trenchless Pioneers, is designed to celebrate the achievements and growth of the no-dig industry. February’s pioneer is Steve Apeldoorn, Company Director and Principal Engineer of ProjectMax. This is his story.
Denso appoints new National Development Manager
Adam Matthews has joined Denso Australia as its National Development Manager for the Viscotaq line of products.
Community is key in NSW no-dig industry
Trenchless operators in New South Wales have shown a strong sense of community, sharing product knowledge, technology, and expertise to ensure success and development in no-dig projects and asset management.
Has your company recently made a new appointment?
Trenchless Australasia’s column spotlighting new appointments in Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless industries is back.
No-Dig Down Under 2023 sponsorship positions filling fast
No-Dig Down Under is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology, and it is back in 2023 with support with some of the trenchless industry’s experts.
Veolia: The vanguard for safety
Veolia claims that there are few companies have had as much of an influence on safety standards for high pressure water jetting.
Vacancies for election to the ASTT Council
In Accordance with item 7c of the Constitution, election to Council shall be as follows:
HDD insurance in the face of climate change
Horizontal directional drilling is seen as one of the higher risk areas in the infrastructure sector. Climate change is further increasing this risk as extreme weather events become more frequent.
Trenchless Pioneers – Jim Pound
In a bid to celebrate the achievements and growth of the trenchless industry, Trenchless Australasia will be running a new question and answer segment.
TRACTO hosts Australasian contingent at Bauma
In October, TRACTO Australia hosted a group of contractors and partners from Australia and New Zealand at one of the world’s largest construction events in Munich, Germany.
Maxibor advises on HSEQ on HDD projects
All industry operators want to deliver quality work for their clients. Maxibor’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager Rebecca O’Meley understands the connection between holistic safety practices and quality assurance in HDD.
Wellington Water’s pipe duplication project with McConnell Dowell
Wellington Water and McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd have partnered together in a key infrastructure project to strengthen the Hutt Valley’s wastewater network in preparation for future growth and to reduce the risk of wastewater entering the environment in the event of a major earthquake.
Has your company recently made a new appointment?
Trenchless Australasia is introducing a new regular column tracking new appointments in Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless industries.
Reconciliation from industry experts Interflow
Interflow has proved its values with the launch of its first reconciliation action plan (RAP) which was formalised at a ceremony held in the company’s head office in Girraween, Sydney. Read more