Water NZ opens conference registrations

In 2018, last year’s record attendance of more than 1,500 is expected to be exceeded, as members from across the water industry in New Zealand converge to celebrate the historic milestone. Water New Zealand Chief Executive John Pfahlert said attendees can expect to see some history and nostalgia at this year’s conference, as well as Read More

South East Water trials Aqua-Pipe

In a month-long trial, 1.1 km of redundant asbestos cement water main was lined with 88 mm DN 100 and DN 150 liner, custom designed for the Melbourne market. The project is designed to gain an understanding of the application of water main and sewer lining, and develop standards and specifications for pipeline rehabilitation to Read More

Yarra Valley Water rehabilitates Hawthorn sewer system

The sewage system in Hawthorn, east of Melbourne’s CBD, includes some pipes that are more than 100 years old, that collect and transport sewage flows to Melbourne Water’s Werribee or Carrum sewage treatment plants for treatment or disposal. After inspecting the system, more than 50 km of pipe was found to be old, in poor Read More

Rehabilitation expert to present ASTT’s CIPP Good Practices Course before Water NZ

Originally developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, the ASTT has licensed the training course and adapted the material for Australasian audiences. The course provides an in-depth overview of wastewater mainline and lateral pipe rehabilitation using CIPP and design to job completion. Hosted on 18 September 2018, the course will be presented by Read More

ASTT Members gain access to trenchless tool

TAG-R was initially developed by the TTC, based at Louisiana Tech University, for the US National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) as standalone software. The tool uses project attributes, like diameter, length, depth of cover, geological conditions, allowable pipe materials and more to determine appropriate trenchless methods. The TTC has since developed an online version, a Read More

SDRC commences relining works

The works, which commenced on 16 May 2018, will see the contractor reline 1.5 km of damaged and at-risk sections of the network with a steam cured polyvinyl chloride (PVC) liner, with pipe sections ranging from 150 to 600 mm in diameter. The program began on 30 April and has already resulted in 3.5 km Read More

Australian utility signs landmark agreement

Queensland Urban Utilities is the first Australian organisation to be invited to join WaterStart, which will allow it to tap into research and technology from around the world. The utility will have the opportunity to showcase insights from its Innovation Program, which features the use of leading leak detection software and Trenchless Technology during a Read More

NASSCO CIPP safety review non-conclusive

Late last year, NASSCO made a request for proposals for a formal review of the potential safety impacts associated with CIPP, particularly relating to the chemical emissions of styrene-based resins released during the steam curing process. The study began in December 2017 after it was awarded to researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Read More

Coliban Water begins maintenance program in Heathcote

Coliban Water contractors Lendlease, Interflow and RSP Environmental Services will carry out CCTV sewer inspections, cleaning and renewals between May and June as part of its water and sewer main renewal program. Many mains in the region date back to the 1950s or earlier; to prevent issues, these mains are subjected to regular testing and Read More

Edwards enjoys retirement with Trenchless Australasia

The article ‘Glenn Edwards’ lifetime of trenchless adventures’ coincided with Glenn’s retirement from Interflow NZ last year; he was one of the company’s longest serving employees and spent more than 50 years in the no-dig industry. Mr Edwards achievements during his career included introducing cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining in countries around the world and developing Read More

Early bird registrations available for Trenchless Asia 2018

The registration discount will be available until 7 April 2018. The 10th Trenchless Asia Exhibition and Conference is returning to Kuala Lumpur for the second time in 2018, and is supported by the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT), who will present a Conference Program designed to provide the international community with a forum for comprehensive and Read More

Bricks of potential

Taking place in Sydney’s inner west, in the suburbs of Balmain and Rozelle, Abergeldie Watertech’s CIPP lining solution had to overcome the challenges of the sewer’s brick oviform structure and large bends. The Balmain South Eastern Slopes Submain (BSESS) is a historic Sydney Water oviform brick sewer constructed in 1897. Sydney Water CCTV investigations and Read More

Melbourne Water undertakes trenchless sewer projects

After the successful completion of the Merri Creek Sewer Rehabilitation Project, the utility has a number of other trenchless projects planned, including the Brighton Main Sewer Rehabilitation Project and the Williamstown Main Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The Brighton Main Sewer has been servicing the Brighton and Hampton areas since 1907, and the rehabilitation is set to Read More

Registrations available for final ASTT Technical Forum

This year’s final forum will be hosted by NSW Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT) Councillor Nabil Issa, and will feature presentations from Sydney Water Senior Engineer Jerry Sunarho, Qenos Market Segment Manager Jeroen Wassenaar and kwik-ZIP NSW Business Development Manager Paul Keegan. Mr Sunarho is part of the Urban Design and Engineering team at Read More

Western Sydney University to host trenchless short courses

Organised by the University’s School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, the courses will be presented in a workshop format, with participants undertaking a series of exercises to explore and apply the material being presented. The courses will be presented by Professor Ian D. Moore, P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Read More

ASTT Technical Forums attract water utilities

Taking place on 23 November, the Victorian forum will he hosted at Melbourne University’s Woodward Conference Centre in Carlton. The event’s educational presentations will be led by South East Water and followed by Veolia Water Technologies presenting on Coliban Water’s Bendigo Groundwater project. Aussie Trenchless’ Chris Meredith will also speak on his ASTT Award-winning product HOT SLEEVE. The presentations will be followed Read More

South East Water starts main renewal in Melbourne’s south

Construction on the 10-week project started in early October along High Street between Williams Road and Grandview Grove, and involves the replacement of 500 m of cast iron water pipe originally laid in 1909, before the first trams travelled along the Prahran East route. “As we plan for the future, and determine where to focus Read More

ASTT Technical Forums attract water utilities

Taking place on 23 November, the Victorian forum will he hosted at Melbourne University’s Woodward Conference Centre in Carlton. The event’s educational presentations will be led by South East Water and followed by Veolia Water Technologies presenting on Coliban Water’s Bendigo Groundwater project. The presentations will be followed by a valuable networking session accompanied by drinks and Read More

NZ Technical Forums Roadshow set to take place next week

The popular forums feature educational presentations from industry experts and an opportunity to network with colleagues and potential clients. Click here to register for the New Zealand Trenchless Technology Forums Roadshow. The Roadshow will visit Auckland on 7 November at The Heritage Hotel, and Christchurch on 8 November at the Commodore Airport Hotel. Both forums will Read More

NASTT takes No-Dig Show to Southern California

The event, taking place from 25-29 March, will bring together trenchless professionals from across the spectrum of the industry to network, educate and promote Trenchless Technology to attendees who will include public works representatives, contractors, engineers, utility owners, and damage prevention and industrial facility personnel. The NASTT No-Dig Show blends education and technology through its Read More

Glenn Edwards’ lifetime of trenchless adventures

Mr Edwards, who has served as Interflow New Zealand Regional Manager for the past 10 years, retired in July following a career that extends back to 1967 – before the trenchless pipeline rehabilitation industry had even commenced. Over his career, Mr Edwards’ achievements have included introducing cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining in countries around the world, Read More

Aussie Trenchless Supplies appoints new Australian HOT SLEEVE distributor

The innovative Australian-designed and developed lining product is now available through Australian Pipelining Supplies P/L. HOT SLEEVE, is a tight-fitting and flexible sleeve cover that fits over existing inflatable patch packers. Short length liners, patch liners, junction and lateral T-seals, are all common rehabilitation methods used to repair faults and leaking joints in underground sewer Read More

Registrations open for final ASTT Technical Forums of 2017

The popular forums feature educational presentations from industry experts and an opportunity to network with colleagues and potential clients. Click here to register for the New Zealand Trenchless Technology Forums Roadshow. Click here to register for the Victorian and New South Wales (NSW) Technical Forums. The New Zealand Technical Forums Roadshow will visit Auckland on Read More

Insituform Pacific realigns to match local market

The company, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, is part of the world leading Insituform group of trenchless rehabilitation companies. “The pipeline rehabilitation market in Australia is robust and there is a clear need for the services we provide,” said Insituform Asia-Pacific General Manager Joe Lane. “We have an excellent customer base and will continue to Read More

September edition of Trenchless Australasia now online

The digital edition can be viewed on a tablet, computer or smartphone. To view the magazine click here. The September edition of Trenchless Australasia contains: A look at Queensland Urban Utilities’ record-breaking sewer construction An interview with Ditch Witch’s Christopher Malan A project article on Brisbane’s new Cross River Rail A glimpse at the future of water main renewal Read More

ASTT names award winners at NDDU

The event, sponsored by Ditch Witch, featured the presentation of five awards, including the coveted ASTT Person of the Year which was awarded to Pezzimenti Tunnelbore NSW Manager Jim Shooter. Person of the Year A long-time member of the ASTT, Mr Shooter was recently involved in establishing and Chairing the ASTT Special Interest Group (SIG) Read More