Hot Rod Directional Boring Project

From the Editor: Damage Prevention, Road Trips and More

Mike Kezdi Benjamin Media


Spring is nearly over and I trust that most everyone is busy with their warm weather projects. Along with that comes the reminder to dig safely — each year the entire month of April is dedicated to spreading that message. In Canada, the unifying voice for the regional common ground alliances is the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA). In 2016, the CCGA released an updated version of its underground infrastructure damage prevention best practices and the organisation works tirelessly to promote safe digging across Canada.

Follow this link to read the story – from the Spring 2017 issue of Trenchless Technology Canada – and find out more about the organisation and its goals for the country going forward.

On the Road

In addition to the busy work season, another rite of spring for the trenchless industry is the NASTT No-Dig Show. This year the NASTT No-Dig Show took place April 9-13 in Washington D.C., and it brought together the trenchless community from across the globe, as it shared space with ISTT’s 35th International No-Dig.

This show is a great conduit for information whether it’s education and technology you are looking for or the latest trends happening in the industry.

We’ve put together a summary of the 2017 No-Dig Show – follow this link to give it a read. It includes some photos of the Canadian trenchless companies and professionals that took part in the exhibit hall and networking activities.

Speaking of great trenchless education, Benjamin Media, the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) and NASTT-BC are teaming once again for the West Coast Trenchless Technology Road Show Sept. 25-27 in Richmond, British Columbia.

We will have a full preview of our conference in the Summer issue of Trenchless Technology Canada, but I wanted to get you thinking about attending and exhibiting at this terrific event. For the latest information, visit If you are interested in exhibiting at the show, contact Brittany Cline at and she can hook you up with everything you need to know about the exhibit hall.

Sharing Your Story

One of the highlights of working on Trenchless Technology Canada is talking to the boots on the ground in the trenchless industry, hearing their stories, how they have grown their companies, how they embrace innovation and their concerns about the industry.

One such story involves Hot Rod Directional Boring, you can read it by following this link.

Whether you are a distributor, contractor, engineer or manufacturer, my door (well, in this case email inbox) is always open. Feel free to reach out to me with news and story ideas or other ways in which we can improve the magazine to better suit your needs.

Don’t forget to register for the 2017 Trenchless Technology Road Show, Sept. 25-27 in Richmond, BC. I hope to see you there.


Mike Kezdi

Associate Editor

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Trenchless Technology Canada

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