The annual Trenchless Engineering Conference was held June 17-19 in Tomaszowice, Poland, just outside of Krakow. The conference was organized by Poland’s trenchless technology magazine, Inzynieria Bezwkopowa. The show was organized in cooperation with Krakow’s Municipal Water and Sewage Network Company.

The event was a blend of conference papers, live demonstrations, exhibits and social activities. There were 300 attendees with about 35 exhibitors.

The second day of the event was a special Evening Gala Ceremony. At this dinner, the TYTAN 2008 Awards were presented in the following categories: Project of the Year-New Installation to Infra SA Wysogotowo; Project of the Year-Network Renovation to Insituform; Trenchless European Project to Herrenknecht; Innovative Product to IBAK; and Company of the Year to Infra SA Wysogotowo.

On the final day of the event, attendees had the opportunity to visit numerous project sites in Krakow. Manholes were popular during these site visits. Renovation methods viewed include fiberglass segments from HOBAS, CIPP lining from BKP, Berolina, Omega Liner from Uponor and CIPP lining from Per Aarsleff.

A special video interview with Inzynieria Bezwykopowa’s publisher Pawel Kosmider can be viewed on TT TV at www.trenchlesstechnology.com. There is also a gallery of photographs taken by Inzynieria Bezwykopowa. These photographs can be seen at: www.i-b.pl/konferencja/index_e.php?bzz=ib_2008.

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