2010 NASTT No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

May 15, 2009

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2009: The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its annual No-Dig Show, May 2-7, 2010, in Chicago (Schaumburg), Illinois.

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 300-word abstract outlining the scope of their paper and the principal points of benefit to the trenchless industry. The abstracts must be submitted electronically via the No-Dig Show Web site at: www.nodigshow.com by June 1, 2009. The Program Committee will review abstracts on July 11, 2009, and notify the primary authors of acceptance immediately afterward.

To ensure meaningful technical content, all papers for NASTT's No-Dig Show 2010 will be peer-reviewed. Final papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

The theme of the 2010 No-Dig Show is "Rebuilding North America's Underground Infrastructure Using Trenchless Technology." The following are suggested topics to match the conference theme and are of interest to the Program Committee:

Asset Management
  • Pipeline Inspection
  • Condition Assessment
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • Underground Imaging Techniques

Trenchless Research and Development
  • University and Industry Initiatives
  • Education and Training

Cutting-Edge Advancements
  • New Concepts for Trenchless Equipment, Materials and Methods

Infrastructure Advancement
  • Federal Funding and Private Investment
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Crisis Management

Environmental Issues
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Sustainable Construction Practices

Project Planning and Delivery
  • Selection Criteria for Contractors
  • Development of Submittal Requirements
  • Contracts and Specifications
  • Project Delivery Methods

Construction Project Management
  • Measuring QA/QC
  • Project Budgeting and Prioritization
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Job site Safety

Industry Issues
  • Social Costs and Impacts 
  • Industry Trends, Issues and Concerns
Mark Hallett
2010 No-Dig Show Program Chair
Cell: 317.538.1132
E-mail: mark.hallett@millerpipeline.com

Mike Willmets
NASTT Executive Director
Phone: 613.424.3036 (Canada) or 703.351.5252 (U.S.)
E-mail: mwillmets@nastt.org

Angela Ghosh
NASTT Assistant Executive Director
Phone: 703- 217-1382
E-mail: aghosh@nastt.org
Web: www.nastt.org

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