WESTT Regional No-Dig Conference Slated for October 1-3 in Reno

Aug 22, 2007

The Western Society for Trenchless Technology (WESTT) is proud to present its third annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, October 1-3, in Reno, Nevada. Attendees will enjoy the benefits of a national conference program in a smaller forum with a personalized touch.

Through an informative technical program and product exhibit area, participants will learn about the latest in trenchless technology from experts in the field. Public officials, engineers, utility company personnel, designers and contractors involved with constructing, rehabilitating and managing underground utilities will all benefit by attending this conference.

In addition to an outstanding technical paper program, the conference will feature two new post-conference seminars. On Oct. 2, the City of Reno Sanitary Engineering will offer an Infrastructure Management Course. This course will provide an in-depth overview of newer hardware and software tools available to collect and manage data, as well as review the history and evolution process of the City of Reno's infrastructure management system to where it is today.

NASTT will present a special seven-hour course on New Installation Methods - Application of Grade and Alignment and Control and Guidance on October 2-3. Taught by experts and industry leaders, Glenn Boyce, Ph.D., P.E. and Craig Camp of Jacobs Associates and Ray Sterling, Ph.D., P.E. of the Trenchless Technology Center, the course will cover the applications of auger boring, pipe ramming, pipe jacking and the pilot-tube method.

Attendees who register before Aug. 31 receive a discounted early bird rate to attend the conference and the post-conference seminars. A special discount rate is also available for members of NASTT. Register online at www.nastt.org/westt.

All technical paper sessions, exhibits and networking events will be held at Harrah's Reno Casino and Hotel. A special room rate of $59 per night is available until Aug. 31. Call (888) 726-6311 and mention "S7WESTT" to receive this special rate.

For program content questions, contact Sam Ariaratnam, (480) 965-7399 or Mike Stram (775) 334- 2584. For general conference questions, call Jan Gould (775) 334-2437 or Jennifer Boyd (661) 387- 6203. Visit the conference web site at www.nastt.org/westt.

WESTT is a non-profit organization established in 2004 and includes the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. WESTT is a regional chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology which is affiliated with the International Society for Trenchless Technology. The mission of WESTT, NASTT and ISTT is to promote education and development of trenchless technology for the public benefit.

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