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Trenchless Technology Canada Announces New Editorial Advisory Board

Trenchless Technology Canada is welcoming a new cast of trenchless industry experts to its Editorial Advisory Board. This is the first Canada-specific board for the magazine, which started as a supplement to Trenchless Technology in 2014.


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We quickly transitioned to a quarterly publication in 2015, and looking ahead we hope to further expand our brand and coverage specific to Canada. The editorial team — editor James Rush, managing editor Sharon M. Bueno and associate editor Mike Kezdi — felt that one of the first steps in doing so was the creation of a separate and unique Editorial Advisory Board. In assembling the board, we reached out to members of the trenchless community from across Canada. Our board includes engineers, owners, manufacturers, research authorities and contractors.

The board members will meet biannually — and when circumstances allow at trenchless conferences – to discuss editorial and industry trends. Our ultimate goal is to build upon the 25-year success of the Trenchless Technology brand: To be the No. 1 source for trenchless industry news and information in Canada.

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Mark Knight


Mark Knight PhD, P.Eng

Knight is the executive director for the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technology (CATT) located at the University of Waterloo and associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is the vice chair of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Watermain Rehabilitation Committee and a member of the World Bank Water Expert Team. In the past, Knight has served on the Board of Directors for NASTT and developer of the successful NASTT CIPP Good Practice Course and manual. Knight has also been involved in the development of industry-leading design tools such as Vermeer’s BoreAid Design, PPI BoreAid, PPI-PACE and HDPEAPP. Knight’s trenchless research interests include water asset management, pipeline condition assessment, new and pipeline construction and pressure and gravity pipeline renovation.

Alireza Bayat


Alireza Bayat, PhD, PEng

Bayat is an associate professor at the University of Alberta and is the director of the Consortium for Engineered Trenchless Technologies (CETT), a research initiative at the forefront of trenchless innovations. In addition to leading the University’s team of trenchless researchers, Bayat has contributed numerous publications to the field, both as author and co-author, and provides consult for large-scale horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects around the world. He is the co-developer of BoreAid, which was recently acquired by Vermeer Corp. Additionally, Bayat is a board member of the Northwest Chapter of NASTT, the advisor for the University’s NASTT student chapter, and a 2016 recipient of NASTT’s Trent Ralston Award for Young Trenchless Achievement.

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Gordon Henrich


Gordon Henrich

This year, Henrich marks 30 years in the outside municipal piping market after 13 years as a technologist in the engineering office environment. Working in Southern Ontario, he was involved with the first composite large diameter PVC sliplining project in 1992, followed by pioneering Waterloo sewer lateral replacements. Henrich has been involved with bringing numerous new inspection technologies to Canada, and is one of the founding members of CATT. Since 2006, he has been owner and president of Pipeline Integrity Technology Associates (PITA) a specialty management consultant agency located in Ontario, focused on robotic inspection, repair and monitoring technologies for condition-based asset management.

Ian Doherty


Ian Doherty, P.Eng

Since 1991, Doherty has been continuously involved with trenchless rehabilitation engineering for non-pressure and pressure pipelines. In 1995, he started Trenchless Design Engineering Ltd, which has provided trenchless rehab engineering for municipalities, contractors, manufacturers and engineering firms. Through Trenchless Design, Doherty has been involved in many interesting and challenging trenchless projects in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Doherty is a co-author of the NASTT CIPP Good Practices Guidelines Handbook and developed the computer based design tool CIPP-DESIGN used by municipalities across the globe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada.

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Ben Coté


Benoit Coté

For the last 17 years, Coté has been involved in the development and commercialization of a structural CIPP technology for the renewal of water mains. Coté is head of the Aqua-Pipe division of Sanexen and executive vice-president of Sanexen Water, a United States contracting company installing Aqua-Pipe. Aqua-Pipe has been used to line more than 2.5 million ft of water mains in Canada and the United States. Coté is a past member of the NASTT Board of Directors and a member of the Industry Advisory Board of Louisiana Tech’s Trenchless Technology Center. He is also on ASTM’s F17 Committee. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Sherbrooke.

Harry Dickinson


Harry Dickinson, AScT

Dickinson has worked for more than 22 years in heavy civil construction. For seven years, Dickinson worked in the engineering consulting industry and the last 15 with The Tunneling Company (formerly known as Kamloops Augering & Boring Ltd.). Dickinson started in the field and with his education and experience, his role has evolved into being an estimator and project manager. Typically, Dickinson is involved with the feasibility, design/review and construction of all The Tunneling Company’s trenchless projects. Dickinson is also involved with the NASTT-BC Chapter as a board member to help promote trenchless practices to the construction industry and volunteers with the BC Common Ground Alliance on its Safe Excavation Committee.

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Jason Lueke


Jason Lueke, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Lueke is the national practice leader for trenchless services at Associated Engineering. He has more than 17 years of experience in consulting, construction, education and research focusing specifically on trenchless technology. Prior to rejoining Associated Engineering in 2012, he served three and a half years as an assistant professor and senior sustainability scientist in the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. Lueke served on the NASTT Board of Directors; and is an instructor for the Lateral Sewer Rehabilitation, Horizontal Directional Drilling, and Pipe Bursting Good Practices Courses. He has published more than 60 journal and conference papers related to trenchless design, construction, and research; and co-authored the NASTT Good Practices Manual for Rehabilitation of Lateral Sewers. In 2010, Lueke was the inaugural recipient of the Trent Ralston Award for Young Trenchless Achievement

Kieran Field


Kieran Field

Field is a project engineer with Opus International Consultants (Canada) Ltd. He received his engineering degree from University College Cork, Ireland, and has been working for Opus in Vancouver ever since. Field joined NASTT is 2010. He became the treasurer of the NASTT-BC Chapter in 2014 and the chair of the board of directors the following year. He is passionate about the innovation trenchless technologies can provide, the benefits to the environment it has over other construction methodologies and the place it holds in the overall whole life management of an asset.

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Ashley Rammeloo


Ashley Rammeloo, P.Eng

Rammeloo is a professional engineer with the City of London, with extensive experience in the inspection and rehabilitation of buried wastewater infrastructure with a focus on large diameter and specialty projects. An advocate for trenchless technology, Rammeloo currently serves as the CATT chair and volunteers with NASTT as an active member of the NASTT No-Dig Show program committee. Rammeloo has authored and co-authored multiple articles, papers, and presentations related to the trenchless industry as well as asset management and ensuring the sustainability of municipal infrastructure. She is a past recipient of the Trent Ralston Award for Young Trenchless Achievement.

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