5th National ASTT
The fifth annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology was held at Darling Harbour, Sydney in the middle of August, with an excellent attendance, many delegates coming from overseas, and an excellent trade display with 37
Following the official welcome by Menno Henneveld, Chairman of the A.S.T.T., Robert McKim, from the United States presented the keynote address which covered two decades of trenchless technology in the U.S., and the lessons learned. His comments led into the technical sessions of the Conference, which covered a wide range of topics, ranging from management to asset management and replacements, to reporting codes. Also included in the Conference were case studies of various projects, and the analysis of their success and problems
faced. Some of the papers presented included:
It was interesting to note that most papers addressed the practical problems and solutions that the presenters found, and in most cases had one or two case studies included.
The Association had a display stand at this Conference, as many delegates were members of the Association, and considerable discussions took place regarding inductions, safety manuals, training and the like. Many delegates purchased the induction video "Welcome to the H.D.D. Profession" as it met their needs in line with training requirements.
Amongst the exhibitors were: TT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd./Sales International Pty Ltd, Rowlands Underground Technology Pty Ltd, Eptec Pty Ltd, Bothar Boring, Contractor Solutions Pty Ltd, Australian Drilling Industry Association, Terramacs Ltd, Tunnelling Technologies Ltd, Tyco Water Pty Ltd, KRE Engineering Services, Thiess Services Pty Ltd, Sewer Equipment Company [Aust], Collex No Dig Pty Ltd, Ditch Witch Australia, Kembla Watertech Pty Ltd., Vermeer Sales & Service, Interflow Pty Ltd &Rib Loc Australia Pty Ltd, Austeck Pty Ltd, No Dig Equipment, LKL International Pty Ltd, Herrenknecht [Asia] Limited, Australian Pipe Relining Pty Ltd, BT Equipment Pty Ltd, DJ & MB MacCormick Civil Engineering, Drillers World Australia Pty Ltd, Halco Directional Drilling Products, Digital Control Australia Pezzimenti Laserbore Pty Ltd, Streamline Drains & Pipelines Pty Ltd, UEA Pty Ltd, LOVAT-mts/Pacific Tunnelling, Imdex Limited, Microtunneling Inc, Wirth Soltau Microtunnelling, Rob Carr Pty Ltd,.
The interchange of ideas between delegates was exceptional, as was the display of the latest technology and equipment, and from the Association's viewpoint, it was a very successful Conference.
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