NASTT’s 2018 No-Dig Show Call for Abstracts

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2018 No-Dig Show in Palm Springs, California, on March 25-29, 2018. 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. All abstracts must be submitted electronically at NASTT’s website by June 30, 2017.

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 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
  • Case Studies

Energy Pipeline Systems

  • Pipeline Inspection, Locating, and Condition Assessment
  • Aging System 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 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

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

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

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


  • New Concepts and Applications for Microtunneling Equipment, Materials and Methods
  • Case Studies

For more information about the conference, visit  here.


Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available by contacting Brittany Cline at 330-467-7588 or email: bcline@benjaminmedia.com.­­

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