No-Dig Award 2006

Jun 26, 2006

Entries are invited for the N0-DIG AWARDS for 2006, to be presented at International No-Dig 2006 Brisbane 29 October 2 November 2006.

Awards will be made for entries in 4 categories:
  • Academic research project or training aid/course  
  • Trenchless project completed  
  • New machine, tool, material, system or technique introduced
  • Student or young professional paper*

(* Members regularly enrolled in college or university, or spending at least half their time on academic course work) The aim of the ISTT is to promote the science and practice of trenchless technology, and the Awards are to raise the profile and status of the Society and its Award Winners.

The judges will be asked to consider:

  • Does the entry make a contribution to the advancement of trenchless technology world-wide
  • Does the entry contribute to protecting the environment and/or reduce social costs?
  • Are the above benefits clear from the entry?
  • Is the entry innovative, ingenious, elegant or novel?
  • Is the entry commercially and economically practicable?
  • Will the award make an impact with the media, decision-makers and the general public?
  • Will the award impress ISTT members?
  • Has the entry been well explained and presented?

The entry can relate to the practical use or development of trenchless systems or equipment for the installation or rehabilitation of underground utility networks. As examples they may be concerned with achievements in terms of:

  • improved economy and competitiveness of trenchless installation;
  • length of speed of drive for installation, replacement or renovation;
  • accuracy or size of installation;
  • materials used;
  • ground conditions successfully dealt with;
  • improved acceptability for clients, operators and/or the environment;
  • underground detection, recording and mapping of obstacles, both natural and man-made;
  • safety; matters related to training in the field of trenchless work.

Entries are required in English and should be prepared with the above criteria in mind to a maximum of 1000 words supported by suitable illustrations in one of the standard electronic formats (for example MS Word ®, WordPerfect ® ). The illustrations should be in JPG format so that they can be circulated quickly to the judges. Further details are available from the ISTT. 

Closing date for entries to the ISTT at by 21 July 2006


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