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WSAA welcomes public input on mains manuals

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) announced last week that three new documents relating to the lining of water mains are now available for comment. The documents include manual for selection and application of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and spray liners for use in water pipe. The second includes the Water Industry Standard for CIPP used Read More

Aussie Trenchless leaves no project in the trenches

Aussie Trenchless’ flagship – and most popular – product is a close fitting structural spiral ribbed PVC trenchless pipe lining system known as the SRP EXP. Used for circular sewer and storm water gravity mains, the method has seen an increased popularity both in Australasia and abroad thanks to its versatility and ease of use. Read More

Convince your boss of the benefits of No-Dig Down Under!

There are now only a few weeks until one of the world’s largest dedicated trenchless events, No-Dig Down Under, takes place in Melbourne on 10–13 September. The event, supported by ASTT, will once again feature training courses presented by international experts, a world class conference program – including an additional stream dedicated to utility location Read More

No-Dig Down Under opens early bird registrations

No-Dig Down Under, one of the largest dedicated trenchless technology events in the world, will take place at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre on 10–13 September. Once again, the event will feature a world-class conference program, a packed exhibition hall, valuable social events and networking opportunities, and best-in-class training courses on trenchless topics. This Read More

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WSAA completes first smart lining field trial

The proposal to the CRC was made in August 2018 seeking AU$3 million in government funding to support the research and validation of liners for pipeline rehabilitation. In February 2019, the first field trial of calcium aluminate cement and geopolymer coatings has been completed as part of the WSAA-led CRC Smart Linings for Pipe and Infrastructure Read More

Calix introduces manhole maintenance program

In order to address the challenge of corrosion to concrete assets that Australian councils and water utilities face each year, Calix’s new program will manage the assets at a cost of AU$1 per day, per manhole for a 10 year period. The company has developed a vehicle-mounted rig that sprays a long-lasting anti-corrosion coating of Read More

Mainmark completes challenging pipe remediation and decommissioning

Contractors were required to abandon an in-ground water pipe and construct a new main: however, removing the pipes using traditional dig methods wasn’t possible as the old pipeline ran underneath a highway, school and private land. The pipe’s construction and placement less than a metre underground meant there was a risk that it could rust 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

Final chance to advertise in Australasian Trenchless Directory 2017

Print or online marketing in the Directory is a proven way to increase company exposure and improve brand awareness. Companies can stand out from competitors with high visibility, while communicating information about products and/or services to potential clients through a company description. Advertisers are able to select as many product and service categories as desired Read More

The Abergeldie Watertech crew at work on Lygon Street in Brunswick

Water main spray lining in Brunswick

The conference will take place from 1–4 September 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, situated in the heart of Sydney. Just a few minutes from both the harbour bridge and the opera house, it is a modern facility perfectly suited for an international No-Dig. World-class event; world-class speakers The conference program will feature Read More

ASTT Award Winners Announced

The Awards recognise outstanding people, projects and new technologies, and are presented in four categories: Project of the Year: New Installation;   Project of the Year: Rehabilitation;   New Technology of the Year; and,   Person of the Year. Project of the Year: New Installation The nominees were: Australia Wide Directional Drilling’s Kolan River Crossing; Read More

Renewing South Burnett’s manholes

In mid-2014, South Burnett Regional Council, located about two hours north-west of Brisbane, issued its largest ever sewer main relining and junction sealing contract – over 18 km of relining works. The works were to be completed in the 2014-15 financial year with a preference for the relining portion of the project to be finalised Read More

Cross-section of a pipe with the spray liner applied.

Melbourne water utility trialling spray lining

Used successfully across America and the United Kingdom, the new spray lining technology works by applying a quick-curing polyurea solution to the inside of the pipe. The coating is applied using a rotating applicator that moves up and down the pipe, effectively building a new pipe inside the old one. A safe and effective solution, Read More

Melbourne water utility trialling spray lining

Used successfully across America and the United Kingdom, the new spray lining technology works by applying a quick-curing polyurea solution to the inside of the pipe. The coating is applied using a rotating applicator that moves up and down the pipe, effectively building a new pipe inside the old one. A safe and effective solution, Read More

Advertising online is a great way to cost-effectively test if a particular market is a good fit for your product or service.

Business marketing: the value of advertising online

Remember when you first developed your company website? Just like email, your website has revolutionised the way you sell your company and its products and services to the world. Search engine optimisation can only take you so far and to reach highly engaged individuals searching for vital information, it’s important for your company to be Read More

Last chance to be a part of the 2015 trenchless directory

The ASTT’s annual Australasian Trenchless Directory is gearing up for print – contact Lisa Feagan now to book your ad space to avoid missing out. The Australasian Trenchless Directory is a constant reference source throughout the year for decision makers. Nearly a quarter of all online traffic to the Trenchless Australasia website is generated by Read More

New look Trenchless Australasia site now live!

The fortnightly e-newsletter will also be launching soon, which has been given a design overhaul, including a fresh look, better navigation and responsive design in line with an increasing readership across different devices. The new website and e-newsletter will ensure that readers can access the latest news and analysis in Australasia’s trenchless industry quickly and Read More

Learn about new lining technologies

Dr Dae-Hyun (Dan) Koo will outline the development of the new technology and discuss the benefits of trenchless water pipeline rehabilitation using polymeric lining methods. About the speaker Dr Koo is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis, US. Dr Koo’s research and professional activities Read More

Manhole rehabilitation made easy

Protective Liner Systems’ PepetuWall is a new, cured-in-place fibreglass and epoxy composite system that combines the strength of concrete and the chemical resistance of coatings. Coatings systems often rely on the surface they are applied on to provide support to prevent their failure; while cementitious materials can lack the chemical resistance to survive when exposed Read More

A strong shield for manholes

The patented SpectraShield liner is a spray-applied, silicone-modified polyurea system, that is used to rehabilitate and protect wastewater structures such as manholes, wet wells or wastewater treatment plant facilities. Specialising in various aspects of drain cleaning, CCTV, pipe relining and maintenance, NuJet has developed strong working relationships with numerous councils and water authorities in Victoria Read More

Extra care with manhole shafts and sewers

In particular, when operatives enter the sewerage system, it is vital to observe very high safety standards. As in all areas of operations, rules are often ignored and while accidents are relatively rare, carelessness creeps in, leading to a growing number of serious injuries and even death. Wherever working inside the shaft or sewer can Read More

Manhole rehabilitation at the University of Melbourne

Located within a metre of a magnificent oak tree and in the middle of the sandstone paved courtyard thoroughfare there is a sewer manhole that services a large number of washrooms and student facilities. The firm that provided maintenance services for the site regularly had to unblock the sewer which was filling with roots, and Read More

Semi-structural lining breakthrough

The company’s main focus is on R&D and as a result the company embarked upon a program to look closely at the pipeline rehabilitation market. This sector had previously relied upon total replacement with polyethylene pipe, or in the early days cement linings, and more latterly epoxy resins lining, to offer non-structural long term protection Read More

An Australian First

Hycote is a breakthrough product in the field of pipeline rehabilitation. It has been developed as a rapid-setting high build polymeric lining system that will confer structural properties to water mains. Based on its UK track record, this spray lining system will provide water authorities with a cost-effective alternative to conventional watermain renewal in Australia. Read More