Presentation Abstracts Being Accepted for 2023 No-Dig Show

Submission deadline is June 30

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The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is currently accepting abstracts for the 2023 No-Dig Show in Portland, Oregon. The conference will take place at the Oregon Convention Center on April 30-May 4, 2023. The abstract submittal deadline is June 30, 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. 

The NASTT 2023 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:

POTABLE WATER AND PRESSURE SYSTEMS

  • Pipeline Inspection, Locating and Condition Assessment
  • Pipe Rehabilitation
  • Pipe Bursting
  • Emerging Technologies

HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING (HDD)

  • New Concepts and Applications for Horizontal Directional Drilling Equipment, Materials and Methods

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

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
  • Cured-in-Place Pipe Lining
  • Sliplining
  • Pipe Bursting
  • Spray Applied Linings
  • Grouting
  • Manhole Rehabilitation

For more questions about submitting an abstract, contact Michelle Hill, NASTT Program Director, at mhill@nastt.org or 888-388-2554.



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