Hong Kong has one of the largest water mains rehabilitation programs in the world, with much of the work done in an urban, busy environment. Installing and rehabilitating pipes and cables beneath the streets by trenchless means require novel techniques and much planning and liaison with the local authorities.

TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGIES IN ASIA PACIFIC — HONG KONG 2009 will provide an international forum for discussion on the latest techniques and developments in trenchless technology. In addition to a number of technical papers, the program will highlight case studies of major projects already undertaken in the Pacific Region, as well as the rest of the world. The two-day program will be held on Nov. 18-19. A social event is planned to take place on Nov. 18.

The conference is jointly organized by the China Hong Kong Society for Trenchless Technology (CHKSTT) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Supporting organizations are International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT), China Beijing Society for Trenchless Technology (CBJSTT), China Guangdong Society for Trenchless Technology (CGDSTT), China Shanghai Society for Trenchless Technology (CSSTT), Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT) and Japan Society for Trenchless Technology (JSTT).

Topics for conference papers include: Sustainability and environmental benefits of trenchless techniques; Rehabilitation; New techniques; Condition survey and leakage detection; Utility detection and mapping; Regulatory aspects of streetworks; Case studies; and Potential trenchless markets in Asia Pacific. There will be a workshop organized by ISTT.

For more information on TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGIES IN ASIA PACIFIC – HONG KONG 2009 Conference and Workshop, visit www.chkstt.org.

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