The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2011 No-Dig Show in Washington, D.C. located at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, March 27 – 31.

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 300-word abstract outlining the scope of their paper and the principal points of benefit to the trenchless industry. Abstracts may be submitted electronically via www.nodigshow.com by July 2, 2010.

The No-Dig Program Committee will review abstracts in late July, and notify the primary authors of acceptance immediately afterward. To ensure meaningful technical content, all papers and presentations will be peer-reviewed. Final papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

The theme of the Washington D.C. 2011 No-Dig Show is “Trenchless: The Sustainable Solution.” The following are suggested topics to match the conference theme:

Asset Management

Advances in Pipeline and Manhole Rehabilitation (CIPP, Slip-Lining, Bursting, Lining Materials and Application Methods, etc.)

New Installations

Trenchless Research and Development

Infrastructure Advancement

Environmental Incentives – Challenges and Sustainability

Project Planning and Delivery

Construction Project Management

Industry Issues

Questions? Please contact Jack Burnam, 2011 No-Dig Program Chair, e-mail: jburnam@nastt.org, phone: 425-453-5000. Abstracts may be submitted electronically via www.nodigshow.com by July 2, 2010. Sorry we are not accepting submissions via e-mail, fax or regular mail.

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About NASTT

Founded in 1990, NASTT is a not-for-profit, educational and technical society that is dedicated to promoting the benefits of trenchless technology for public awareness through education, training and research. The annual No-Dig Show is NASTT’s education flagship event, offering an impressive collection of quality papers, an exhibition hall with more than 125 trenchless companies displaying their products and services, a series of specialized training courses, and many entertaining networking events and special awards.

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  • Social costs and impacts
  • Industry trends, issues and concerns
  • Measuring QA/QC
  • Project budgeting and prioritization
  • Funding for “green” technologies
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Job site safety
  • Selection criteria for contractors
  • Development of submittal requirements
  • Contracts and specifications
  • Project delivery methods
  • Geotechnical data importance and its presentation/evaluation
  • Carbon reduction
  • Sustainable construction practices
  • Federal funding and private investment
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Infrastructure security
  • University and industry initiatives
  • Education and training
  • New concepts for trenchless equipment; materials and methods (i.e., use of trenchless methods in the geothermal industry)
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
  • Microtunneling
  • New applications for boring techniques (auger boring, pipe ramming, etc.)
  • Pilot tube boring (tunneling)
  • New applications for proven rehabilitation techniques (cutting-edge advancements)
  • Method comparisons (which methods were evaluated for a project and why was one chosen over the others, etc.)
  • Lateral rehabilitation
  • Grouting
  • Pipeline inspection and locating
  • Condition assessment
  • Subsurface utility engineering
  • I&I and leak detection

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