2011 NASTT No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

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.

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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:

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Asset Management

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

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New Installations

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Trenchless Research and Development

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Infrastructure Advancement

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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.



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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