2022 No-Dig Show Abstracts Being Accepted Through June

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The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2022 No-Dig Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center April 10-14, 2022.

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract outlining the scope of their paper and the principal points of benefit to the trenchless industry. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by June 30, 2021.

The NASTT 2022 No-Dig Show Technical Program Committee will review abstracts in July and notify the primary authors of acceptance in September. To ensure meaningful and commercial-free technical content, all papers will be peer-reviewed. Final papers will be published on NASTT’s online trenchless library.

Abstracts from the following subject areas are of interest to the No-Dig Show Program Committee:

Potable Water and Pressure Systems

  • Pipeline inspection, locating and condition assessment
  • Pipe rehabilitation
  • Pipe bursting
  • Emerging technologies

Wastewater, Stormwater and Non-Pressure Systems

  • Advanced pipeline condition assessment
  • I&I and leak detection
  • Pipeline and laterals rehabilitation
  • Pipeline inspection, locating and condition assessment
  • CIPP lining
  • Sliplining
  • Pipe bursting
  • Spray-applied linings
  • Grouting
  • Manhole rehabilitation

New Installations — Tunneling, Boring and Pipe Ramming

  • New concepts or trenchless equipment, materials and methods
  • New application for boring techniques (auger boring and pipe ramming)
  • Pilot tube boring (tunneling)

Energy Pipeline Systems

  • Pipeline inspection, locating and condition assessment
  • Aging system rehabilitation
  • New trenchless installation
  • Standards and regulations

Industry Issues

  • Subsurface utility engineering
  • Submittal requirements and quality assurance/quality control
  • Project budgeting and prioritization
  • Funding for “green” technologies
  • Selection criteria for contractors
  • Social costs and impacts
  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Sustainable construction practices
  • Industry trends, issues and concerns
  • Differing site condition claims

Horizontal Directional Drilling

  • New concepts and applications for HDD equipment, materials and methods

For more questions about submitting an abstract, contact Michelle Hill, NASTT program director, at mhill@nastt.org or 888-993-9935.



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