Trenchless Technology Canada Editor’s Message – 2023: 10 Years and Counting
I hope that 2023 is off to great start for all our readers. It’s a milestone year for Trenchless Technology Canada, as we enter our 10th year of publishing Trenchless Technology Canada.
I’ve been involved with the magazine since its inception and I’ve learned so much about the nuances of the Canadian trenchless marketplace. I am learning alongside our readers, and that — I can assure you — will happen for years to come. I hope our readers find the magazine to be a great resource to expanding their trenchless knowledge. I am looking forward to the next 10-plus years and many, many, more exciting stories about people, projects and processes to share.
From what I’ve been hearing, 2023 looks to be a good one for the trenchless industry, as more projects go out for tender after a slight dip due to the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s also shaping up to be a busy year when it comes to conferences, as more people are willing and able to hit the road. For some, it might even be the first time in three years that they’ve had an opportunity to attend an in-person event. I know we plan to be at as many of these events as possible.
It’s at these events that stories begin to germinate. Take for instance our cover story, which is a contractor-focused roundtable story. I got the idea to focus on a contractor’s perspective of the underground infrastructure market while chatting with folks at No-Dig North 2022 in Toronto. It was also at that show where I had the opportunity to chat with the team at Aqua Tech Solutions Inc. and learn more about its spray-applied lining job in Ontario.
Speaking of in-person events; this month, I’ll be heading to Mississauga, Ontario March 20, for the CUIIC Rehabilitation Academy. This is the first in-person event organized by the Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre (CUIIC). I encourage you to visit cuiic.ca and academy.cuiic.ca to find out more about this group and what its bringing to the table to advance underground infrastructure research and training for all stakeholders.
Also in the first half of the year is NASTT’s 2023 No-Dig Show, set to take place April 30 to May 4 in Portland, Oregon. If you’re at the show, please be sure and stop by the Trenchless Technology booth (#131) and say hello. More information about the No-Dig Show is available at nodigshow.com.
These are not the only trenchless events on the calendar, for that information you can turn to Page 43.
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Until next time,
Mike Kezdi, Managing Editor