With the Government of Canada committed to providing $180 billion in infrastructure funding over the next 12 years, it is important the trenchless industry get out and educate elected officials on all of the benefits that trenchless offers. Looking at the press releases of projects funded — either already under way or planned — it appears as though the message is growing, but there is always room for more growth.
I would say that the theme of this issue is heavily on trenchless education.
In British Columbia, one of company’s leading the charge in educating the public is PW Trenchless Construction. Many people in the industry know the company’s owner David O’Sullivan for his hand in growing the regional NASTT chapter, as well as pushing the development of the Carbon Calculator for trenchless projects.
You can read more about his company and the work it does in spreading the trenchless message by following this link to our PW Trenchless story.
For more on the Carbon Calculator and how it can be used to calculate carbon credits those can help assist municipalities in achieving carbon neutrality, see the Point of View from Kieran Field, NASTT-BC chair and Trenchless Technology Canada Editorial Advisory Board member.
In addition to PW Trenchless, I preview the British Columbia Trenchless Technology Road Show, taking place Sept. 25-27 in Richmond, British Columbia. For more information and a look at what some of the exhibitors at the event will be discussing, follow this link. The Road Show, the second in British Columbia, is a must-attend event to learn and network with the leading trenchless professionals in Canada.
If everyone who attended the inaugural event in 2015 returns and brings one additional associate, that would amount to roughly 530 attendees — what a great fete that would be! Trenchless Technology Canada advertising account representative Hannah Schiffman and I will both be at the show. We hope to see you there.
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One of the highlights of working on Trenchless Technology Canada is talking to the boots on the ground in the trenchless industry, hearing their stories, how they have grown their companies, how they embrace innovation and their concerns about the industry. Whether you are a distributor, contractor, engineer or manufacturer, my door (well in this case email inbox) is always open. Feel free to reach out to me with news and story ideas or other ways in which we can improve the magazine to better suit your needs.
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Associate Editor, Trenchless Technology Canada
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