Since starting at Benjamin Media in 2013, I’ve always been part of the Trenchless Technology team. As such, I’ve heard it countless times — trenchless technologies are “green” construction methods. What people mean by this is that, compared to more traditional open-cut methods, trenchless technologies have less of an impact on the environment. This is important to note in Canada, as the country’s leaders have made some significant statements regarding attaining net-zero emissions by 2050.
Why am I bringing this up now? It’s to take some time to promote the upcoming trenchless-related conferences. These are the best ways to stay updated about and help promote the industry’s “green” benefits.
Making a return to British Columbia in 2022 is the Trenchless Technology Road Show, which is set for April 24-26 in Kelowna, British Columbia. The theme for the event is, “The Trenchless Challenge: Creating Climate Conscious Communities” and the technical sessions will highlight the many environmental, economic and social benefits that trenchless technologies offer. Also of note is that this will mark the first in-person Trenchless Technology Road Show since we were in Richmond, British Columbia, in the spring of 2019.
Then in the fall, Canada’s NASTT chapters will work together to host No-Dig North, Oct. 17-19 in Toronto. This will once again provide an opportunity to educate others about the social, economic and environmental benefits of trenchless technologies. Plenty of info will be available at nodignorth.ca.
We also have NASTT’s 2022 No-Dig Show, set to take place April 10-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which should make for an easy and direct flight from Canada’s major airports. More information is available at nodigshow.com.
Looking to the end of July, I am actively involved in the marketing for the UESI Pipelines 2022 conference, which is set to take place at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are in the beginning phases of planning for the event and are actively looking for volunteers. More information is available at pipelinesconference.org/about/volunteer.
These are not the only trenchless events on the calendar, for that information you can turn to pg. 42.
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Our Canadian subscribers automatically receive Trenchless Technology Canada quarterly along with 12 monthly issues of Trenchless Technology. Speaking of Trenchless Technology. If you haven’t heard, we’re celebrating 30 years as the brand that connects the trenchless industry.
For those who already subscribe, it’s imperative that you renew yearly. This assures that you won’t miss a single issue and that your most up-to-date information is in our database. I know in the trenchless industry job titles or locations can change quickly.
Looking at our evolving coverage, we want to incorporate more stories that focus on construction industry-related issues into this magazine. These stories could include workforce development, safety, insurance, project funding, equipment procurement, etc. If you, or someone you know, could speak to these or any topics, drop me a note and I’ll add the contact info to my list.
I’d love to hear what you have in store for next year. Let’s connect virtually whether it be Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or any of the other video conferencing applications. I am always available to chat about this growing, and ever-changing industry.
I hope to see you on the road in 2022!
Mike Kezdi, Managing Editor