The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) celebrates 25 years of industry advocacy and education in 2015. NASTT is an engineering society of individuals, public organizations and private companies with strong beliefs in the practical, social and environmental benefits of trenchless technology.
Founded in 1990, NASTT represents more than 1,600 members throughout the United States and Canada who all promote better and more responsible ways to manage underground infrastructure. NASTT’s mission is to advance trenchless technology and to promote its benefits for the public and the natural environment by increasing awareness and knowledge through technical information dissemination, research and development, education and training. NASTT strives to provide a representative voice for all sectors of the trenchless technology industry. For 25 years, the all-volunteer members of NASTT have presented non-commercial information seminars and training about these “green alternative” engineering methods to North American communities.
As NASTT continues to grow and take on new challenges, it is important for the not-for-profit Society to serve and support their diverse industry partners. NASTT proudly represent municipalities and public utilities, consultants and engineers, manufacturers and suppliers, trenchless contractors and academia. NASTT is pleased to support 10 Regional Chapters and 14 Student Chapters. NASTT reaches out to all these groups and shares with the community the latest industry trenchless advancements and their continuing education opportunities. The many benefits of trenchless solutions for today’s infrastructure challenges will always be their strength.
NASTT’s Annual No-Dig Show is the Society’s flagship educational and networking event. NASTT’s No-Dig Show offers quality, non-commercial technical papers (approximately 150 per year); an exhibition hall with more than 150 trenchless companies displaying their products and services; a series of specialized trenchless training courses; plus many entertaining networking events and special industry related awards. NASTT’s No-Dig Show is the largest trenchless technology conference in North America averaging 1,800 industry professionals.
In celebration of its Silver Anniversary, NASTT will take a look back at the history of the Society with a series of Throwback Thursday (#tbt) social media posts each week throughout 2015. You are invited to join in a celebratory toast during NASTT’s 2015 No-Dig Show Opening Ceremony Ribbon Cutting in Denver, Colorado on Monday, March 16 at the Colorado Convention Center. While you are at the trade show make sure you visit NASTT’s booth (#231) in the No-Dig Show Exhibit Hall to learn more about the history of the Society.
To learn more about NASTT visit nastt.org.