The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts Deadline is June 30

May 29, 2020

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2021 No-Dig Show in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center March 28 – April 1, 2021.

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 abstracts must be submitted electronically at NASTT’s website by June 30, 2020.

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
    • Case Studies

  • Wastewater, Stormwater, and Non-pressure Systems
    • Advanced Pipe line 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
    • Case Studies

  • Energy Pipeline Systems
    • Pipeline Inspection, Locating, and Condition Assessment
    • Aging Sysem Rehabilitation
    • New Trenchless Installation
    • Standards and Regulations

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

  • Industry Issues
    • Subsurface Utility Engineering
    • Submittal Requirements and Quality Assurance/Quality Control
    • Project Budgeting and Prioritizatzion
    • Funding for "Green" Technologies
    • Selection Criteria for Contractors
    • Social Costs and Impacts
    • Carboon Footprint Reduction
    • Sustainable Construction Practices
    • Industry Trends, Issues and Concerns
    • Differing Site Condition Claims

  • New Installations - Tunneling, Boring and Pipe Ramming
    • New Concepts or Trenchless Equipment, Materials and Methods
    • New Applications for Boring Techniques (Auger Boring and Pipe Ramming)
    • Pilot Tube Boring (Tunneling)
    • Case Studies

  • Microtunneling
    • New Concepts and Applications for Microtunneling Equipment, Materials and Methods
    • Case Studies
For more information about submitting an abstract, please contact Michelle Hill, NASTT Program Director, at or 888-993-9935.
For more information about the conference, visit No-Dig Show or call 330-467-7588. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available by contacting Meghan Squires at 330-467-7588 or email:


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