NASTT’s 2012 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2012 No-Dig Show in Nashville, Tenn., located at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, March 11-15, 2012.

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. The abstracts must be submitted electronically via the No-Dig Show Web site at: by June 30, 2011.

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The 2012 No-Dig Show Program Committee will review abstracts in mid-July, and notify the primary authors of acceptance immediately afterward. To ensure meaningful technical content, all papers will be peer-reviewed. Final papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Abstracts from the following subject areas are of interest to the No-Dig Show Program Committee:

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Asset Management

Pipeline Inspection and Locating

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Condition Assessment

Subsurface Utility Engineering

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I&I and Leak Detection

Cutting-Edge Advances in Pipeline and Manhole Rehabilitation

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Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining


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Pipe Bursting

Laterals Rehabilitation


Lining Materials and Application Methods

New Installations

New Concepts for Trenchless Equipment, Materials and Methods

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)


New Applications for Boring Techniques (Auger Boring and Pipe Ramming)

Pilot Tube Boring (Tunneling)

Trenchless Research and Development

University and Industry Initiatives

Education and Training

Environmental Incentives, Challenges and Sustainability

Carbon Reduction

Sustainable Construction Practices

Municipal Issues

Selection Criteria for Contractors

Development of Submittal Requirements

Measuring Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Project Budgeting and Prioritization

Selection Criteria for Materials

Funding for “Green” Technologies

Lessons Learned

Industry Issues

Social Costs and Impacts

Industry Trends, Issues and Concerns


Questions? Please contact: George Ragula, 2012 No-Dig Show Program Chair, phone: 973-430-8561, e-mail:; Kimberlie Staheli, 2012 No-Dig Show Program Co-Chair, phone: 425-205-4930, e-mail:; Michael Willmets, NASTT Executive Director, phone: 613-424-3036 (Canada) and 703-351-5252 (U.S.), e-mail:; and Angela Ghosh, Assistant Executive Director, phone: 330-491-0058, e-mail:

Abstracts may be submitted electronically via by June 30, 2011. Sorry we are not accepting submissions via e-mail, fax or regular mail.

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