Canadian-Focused Trenchless Conference and Tradeshow Continues to Grow
For its third iteration, No-Dig North 2022 heads east to Ontario — Toronto to be specific — a longtime hub of activity for trenchless technologies in Canada and for all of North America.
The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) and its Canadian chapters are looking forward to welcoming attendees to the 2022 show, Oct. 17-19 at the Beanfield Centre. No-Dig North is a must-attend for anyone involved in the underground infrastructure space. This includes – but is not limited to – municipalities, utilities, contractors, engineers and damage prevention professionals.
No-Dig North co-chairs David Crowder, R.V.Anderson Associates Ltd., and Gerry Bauer, Stantec Consulting Ltd, and the rest of the volunteer steering committee have worked diligently to put together a show that includes two days (Oct. 18 and 19) of thoroughly vetted technical paper presentations and exhibits featuring the latest in trenchless equipment and services.
“I encourage municipalities – both local and remote – to come and meet with experts to discuss your trenchless needs and possible solutions,” says Crowder. “Bring your public works staff, attend both pre-training courses for your junior staff, visit over 80 trenchless booths and talk with the experts who will be waiting to answer all your questions. Consultants, bring your project managers, designers, contract administrators, and your inspectors and learn new techniques and see the latest in innovation.”
The goal of No-Dig North is to learn about new and emerging trenchless technologies that can help reduce your carbon footprint and help reduce overall construction costs as well, Crowder notes.
The conference officially begins at the Kick-Off Breakfast Oct. 18, which includes the keynote address from Lou Di Gironimo, general manager of Toronto Water.
Under his leadership, the 1,700 staff in Toronto Water focus on providing quality water services – supplying drinking water, treating wastewater and managing stormwater – essential for protecting public health, property and the environment. The division serves 3.6 million residents and businesses in Toronto and portions of York and Peel, with $83 billion in infrastructure. Di Gironimo has a diverse background in both the private and public sectors at the municipal and provincial levels of government. Some of the organizations he has been associated with include the City of Hamilton, the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Ontario Development Corporation. He has also worked for private engineering and land development companies. During his career, Di Gironimo has had extensive experience managing municipal infrastructure and urban development issues.
The Kick-Off Breakfast also includes the No-Dig North 2022 Projects of the Year Awards.
For those looking to get to Toronto early, Oct. 17 includes four pre-event NASTT Good Practices courses and an opening night networking reception with exhibitors that includes complimentary appetizers and drinks.
A full agenda featuring the technical session tracks and all activities is available at nodignorth.ca/program.
Registration for No-Dig North is ongoing and can be completed at nodignorth.ca/registration.
Regular rates after Sept. 2 are $650 for members and $800 for non-members. Student full conference fee is $150 and an exhibit hall-only pass is $50 per day.
Book Your Stay
The host hotel for No-Dig North 2022 is the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Located across from City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is surrounded by Toronto’s top attractions and dining venues. The show rate for the event is $279 a night plus tax and reservations must be made by Sept. 19 to secure the show rate. Take some time to network with your peers to-and-from the conference facility by taking the show’s shuttle bus. Sponsored by Paisley Partners, the shuttle will operate between the host hotel to the Beanfield Centre.
More information on the accommodations and shuttle is available at nodignorth.ca/hotel.
About the Venue
The Beanfield Centre at 100 Princes’ Blvd. in Toronto is part of the 192-acre Exhibition Place venue on the shores of Lake Ontario. Beanfield Centre combines history and state-of-the-art technology. The 160,000-sq-ft facility incorporates today’s most advanced technological innovations while remaining respectful to the historical aspects of the former Automotive Building.
Beanfield Centre is Canada’s first LEED Silver conference centre, designed for meetings, conventions and galas. Located in the former Automotive Building, this Art Deco masterpiece offers spectacular lakeside views and is connected to Enercare Centre.
No-Dig North Exhibitors*
*Exhibitors as of Aug. 17.
Capital Infrastructure Group (Platinum Sponsor) Earth Boring Co. Ltd. (Platinum Sponsor) Insituform Technologies Ltd. (Platinum Sponsor) I.S.T. Innovative Sewer Technologies (Platinum Sponsor) JD Brule Inc. (Platinum Sponsor) Akkerman (Gold Sponsor) Dragonfly (Gold Sponsor) Fer-Pal Infrastructure (Gold Sponsor) Primus Line Inc. (Gold Sponsor) SewperCoat by Imerys (Gold Sponsor) T2 Utility Engineers (Gold Sponsor) AECOM AGRU America, Inc. Allstream Waste Solutions Aries Industries Armtec ASI Group Ltd. AVERTEX Utility Solutions Inc. Behrens and Associates Environmental Noise Control Bothar Inc. Brownline Canada Inc. Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre (CUIIC) Can-Ex Technologies CETCO Channeline International Fiber Glass Manufacturing LLC Clearwater Municipal Services Claytek Cooper Equipment Rentals
CT Spec Di-Corp Digital Control Inc. Down2Earth Empipe Solutions Engineered Containment FORMADRAIN GeoTree Solutions Hathorn Inspection Cameras HDDPlus Inc. Herrenknecht Tunneling Systems USA (Bronze Sponsor) Hobas Pipe USA Inc. ICONIX Waterworks Infraspec Inc. Interplastic Corp. IPEX Joe Johnson Equipment Kobus Inc. LiquiForce Services Logiball Inc. Madewell Products Corp. Michels Canada multiVIEW Locates Inc. Nukote Coating Systems
Omega Liner Co. Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) Picote Solutions Inc. Pipe Trekker PipeFlo Contracting Corp. Pipetek Infrastructure Services Inc. ProKASRO Services USA Pure Technologies, A Xylem brand SewerAI Sewer Technologies Inc. Source One Environmental Sunbelt Rentals Thompson Pipe Group Trenchless Technology Canada Tunnel 24 GmbH Uni-Jet Industrial Pipe Services Warren Environmental Wessuc Inc. Westlake Pipe & Fittings
Sponsoring the conference, but not exhibiting, are Stantec Consulting and Shanghai Construction Group (Silver Sponsors) and HammerHead Trenchless (Bronze Sponsor).
Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information on these opportunities, contact Hannah Stakolich at 440-465-9434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wolverine 2.0 Easily Cuts through Tough Material
The self-propelled, electric Wolverine 2.0 cuts with power and precision for lateral reinstatements or pre-lining prep work in 6”-18” pipes. USA-made, it maximizes cutting accuracy, speed, and control. https://www.ariesindustries.com/products/cutters/wolverine-2/
Environmental Noise Control, the One Stop Shop for Noise Control
Environmental Noise Control, Inc. (ENC) is a full-service provider of turnkey noise control solutions. ENC was established in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, after recognizing a need for specialized noise control products that were not commercially available at the time. ENC now has offices across the United States and Canada and can supply product and manpower anywhere in North America.
With almost 30 years of refining the science of noise control, all of ENC’s products are developed with a deep understanding of the working conditions, safety needs, access requirements, and site constraints for HDD operations. ENC can design and supply any combination of products of develop custom products to solve unmet issues that may arise during the design or operational phase of a project.
Capital Sewer Services Inc.
Established in Hamilton, Ontario in 1999, Capital Sewer Services Inc., has grown to become one of Canada’s largest full-service providers of Cured in Place Pipe. Thanks to our long-standing reputation for quality and performance, Mr. David Beswick was drawn to Capital, and in October 2015, purchased the company. From there, Capital has grown into a vertically integrated provider of trenchless technology services that proudly offers services ranging from Civil Construction to a vast array of Trenchless Rehabilitation. Over the last several years we have acquired a variety of companies that provide a vertically integrated approach to CSS’s operations, providing a greater economic benefit to the contract and client. Capital provides a wide assortment of services that include CIPP, GRP, Geopolymer Linings, MH Rehabilitations ranging from corrosion protection and chemical grouting to full structural renewals, Bypass Pumping & Dewatering, CCTV Inspections, Testing and specialty Civil Support Services including numerous ancillary services utilized across Canada. CSS has utilized CIPP along with our other services to maintain pipelines, rebuild MHs & guarantee structural durability, repair holes and joint failures to diminish infiltration and restore conventional pipeline flow. CSS provides a host of solutions for repairing sanitary and storm sewers, as well as force mains and many portions of overall draining systems.
Empipe Infrastructure Group
Empipe Infrastructure Group specializes in engineered trenchless solutions covering inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation. Empipe offers a balance of value-added ‘tried, tested and true’ products and services, along with new and unique technologies:
- CIPP – Trenchless Pipe Repair, Connection Liners
- SIPP – Spray Applied Coatings & Liners
- APM Structural Concrete
- I&I Sealing, Grouting
- CCTV Inspection & Cleaning
From operation centres in Ontario and Alberta, Empipe services Canada from coast to coast. Empipe has always proudly provided customers with experience and results denoting a higher standard of service. We continue to hold this objective as the driving force of our business.
- Municipal & Government Agencies
- Sanitary & Process Wastewater Treatment
- Oil & Gas
- Power Generation
- Military Institutions
- Industrial Utilities
- Other private/manufacturing sectors
This year Empipe is proudly celebrating 15 years of excellence in the industry.
Ditch the digging! FORMADRAIN® offers a wide range of trenchless CIPP solutions for spot repairs, laterals and lateral main connections (LMCs). Our distinct advantage? All of our solutions are completely dig-free! Our heavy-duty, steam-cured fibreglass liners have a field-proven track record in performance as well as eliminating all messes and additional costs. Adjustable to bends, off-set joints and size transitions, our liners require few measurements and can be installed in any weather conditions. That’s FORMADRAIN’s versatility and ingenuity at its finest!
Founded in 1994, FORMADRAIN today has a constantly growing North American network of 65 licensed installers. We pride ourselves in offering unbeatable technical support and expertise for our partners, enabling them to deliver the high-quality, white-glove service discerning customers expect. For more information, visit: formadrain.com. 1 888-337-6764
Innovative Sewer Technologies Canada Inc.
Innovative Sewer Technologies is one of the most successful and innovative manufacturers for pipelining equipment and consumables. IST is heavily focused on research and development to continuously improve our existing technologies as well develop new industry leading products.
UV and LED cure systems from DN75mm to DN2000 and up to 1000 meters in length. Multi-functional cutter robot systems (electric and pneumatic) are designed to work in pipe range DN75-DN700 and are extremely strong, reliable and efficient. IST also provides high quality consumables for excellent renovation results. Liners, spot liners, top hats, styrene free resins and more. All installation equipment for our products available for sale or rent. IST Canada is located in Ancaster, Ontario and is also a full in house service repair shop.
Schedule a demo or a visit please call 226-505-4659 or email email@example.com.
LiquiForce Celebrating 35 Years!
LiquiForce, a division of Inliner Solutions serving the Canadian Market, is a leader in no-dig pipeline rehabilitation for clean water, wastewater, and other pipeline systems. Our state-of-the-art pipeline rehabilitation process significantly reduces pipeline repair time with minimal disruption and decreases repair costs. Our green, no-dig technology helps reduce carbon and water footprints from the repair process. From the point of distribution to the user, and back to collection and treatment facilities we are a one-stop no-dig, pipeline service provider offering complete pipeline system inspection, assessment, rehabilitation, and maintenance. Booth #711/810
Building and Enhancing Canada’s Infrastructure
Michels Canada is committed to supporting Canada’s prosperous future by constructing safe, reliable infrastructure solutions to serve the public’s energy, water and wastewater, and transportation needs.
Our capabilities span from relining deteriorating sewer and water mains and utility maintenance holes in expanding metropolitan areas, to building tunnels for wastewater treatment plants under the most densely populated regions of Canada. We construct reliable pipelines and underground river crossings for the critical growing energy sector. Michels is well equipped to mobilize equipment and personnel to projects in highly urban and very remote locations across Canada.
Michels delivery methods include bid-build, design-bid-build and public-private partnerships (P3). We are a preferred partner on large-scale joint ventures in multiple segments of our business.
We care about doing what is best for our people, our customers, the communities in which we work and our country.
PAISLEY PARTNERS – BURLINGTON
Paisley Partners is a leading insurance and risk management firm. With roots going back to 1923, we foster excellent relationships with some of the largest insurance carriers in the country and continue to build upon a strong history of ensuring our client’s have customized insurance solutions that protect and enable their commercial and personal assets.
Our success, and yours, depends on anticipating clients’ needs and ensuring you have the coverage you need. At Paisley Partners, we are your team.
Pipetek Infrastructure Services Inc.
Pipetek Infrastructure Services Inc. is a privately-owned company that produces approximately 1M metres of flush and CCTV video, 5,500 LACP inspections and 16,000 IBAK SI chamber Inspections annually throughout central and southwestern Ontario for our customers. Services we offer include sewer and lateral inspections, utility location, 3D optical inspections, sewer cleaning and much more.
Our clients include a combination of municipal, provincial, institutional and private contractors and we service a wide variety of sewer types and conditions. Pipetek operates from our purpose-built Hamilton, Ontario facility, which provides security for our latest technology vehicles and fast 24/7 access for our team.
Pipetek believes that our greatest asset is our employees. We take pride in our workforce and have raised the bar on expectations of integrity, customer service and quality of work. To reach us please call 905.319.0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sliplining reinvented: Primus Line® – The flexible fiber-reinforced plastic pipe
Primus Line® is a flexible sliplining solution for trenchless rehabilitation of pressure pipes as well as for the construction of bypasses and free-standing solutions. The system is based on a flexible, aramid-reinforced liner and specially developed connectors. The product portfolio includes various liners for the transport of water, oil and gas as well as for different applications. The Primus Line® system is certified in many countries and meets the world’s most demanding standards for the transport of drinking water.
Founded in 2001, Rädlinger primus line GmbH, part of the Werner Rädlinger Group, is headquartered in Germany and has subsidiaries in Canada, the USA, Australia and China. The company employs more than 100 people and has carried out more than 1,000 pressure pipe rehabilitation projects to date.
See you in Toronto! Booth no. 706
Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.
We MAKE IT HAPPEN! With a passionate team of 18,000 rental experts, a growing network of more than 1,075 locations, and an extensive equipment fleet that exceeds $11 billion, Sunbelt Rentals helps professionals and do-it-yourselfers get things done. With a highly diversified offering of equipment, solutions, and services available, we assist customers throughout North America to extend their capabilities, complete projects on time, and handle times of crisis. No matter if you are in commercial, industrial, residential or municipal industries, we are constantly advancing the idea of what an equipment company can do for its customers.
SPECIALIZING IN LARGE DIAMETER PIPE CLEANING
With a fleet of over 120 units, Uni-Jet is the preeminent leader in large diameter pipe cleaning. Using their custom designed equipment, they are capable of cleaning sewer assets of any diameter up to 850 metres between access points. Decades of cleaning experience and application of in-house designs have culminated to double 1-1/4” flusher trucks built to run 236 GPM at 2900 psi and triple axel 12” vacuum trucks equipped to decant on the fly at 1200 GPM, allowing Uni-Jet to keep working when the competition is shutting down. These advancements have allowed Uni-Jet to become proficient in cleaning trunk sewers above 2500mm in diameter, at depths of over 40m. In combination with their highly modified CCTV inspection units, this cleaning process can be monitored in real time in high definition, at an efficiency never seen before in the industry.
Trenchless Technology Canada
Since its start in 2014, Trenchless Technology Canada has been the leading media outlet serving Canada’s municipalities, utilities, engineers, contractors and other project stakeholders in the underground infrastructure construction space. The quarterly publication provides the latest news, project coverage, industry innovations and technologies that are part of the ever evolving trenchless industry in Canada. Stop by our booth to sign-up for a free subscription and to meet the Trenchless Technology Canada team. We are here to serve you!