Trenchless 101 Training Course

Presenters: Ben Crosby, Australian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT) QLD Councillor and Managing Director at Bamser, Blair Telfer, New Zealand Councillor, Tony Gordon, 3Waters Technical Principal, WSP NZ.

Course Objective / Description: This course provides an introduction and overview of commonly used trenchless installation methods for the installation of new utilities, as well as the renovation of existing gravity drainage pipe assets.

The course provides a simple definition of Trenchless Technology plus a summary of the proven benefits of a Trenchless approach compared to a traditional trenched approach.  It highlights common requirements for trenchless projects and pre-construction investigations critical to the success of most trenchless techniques. The range of Trenchless Technologies are then broadly described individually, with guidance for how it works, pro’s and con’s of the technique, working ranges and limitations exemplified through the use of practical case studies.

Target Audience: Best suited for those new to the Trenchless industry looking for a high level introduction to the wide range of possibilities; students; site engineers; project controls members; management teams; capital works / asset planning and investment teams.

Monday, 17 October – 8.00am – 5.00pm

Registration Costs:*

$550 + GST for ASTT Members

$670 + GST for non members

If you are interested in registering please contact Blair Telfer

*Included in this fee is catering for the day and NASTT New Installation Methods Good Practices book.

**For the course to go ahead there needs to be 8 registrations or more

Presenters Bio

Blair Telfer – Blair Telfer is the current New Zealand Councillor for the ASTT, a role he has held for the past 2 years, a Programme Manager for Watercare, Auckland’s Water & Waste Utility company and a Chartered Professional Engineer.  Blair has been involved in the New Zealand water industry and the application of Trenchless Technology, in many varied formats, for over 25 years. In that time, he has held a number of roles including working as a local authority client, a contractor and a consultant.  Blair has also been involved in a number of training initiatives for ASTT and the industry & is involved in other industry groups. 

Tony Gordon – Tony is an engineering Technical Principal based in the Christchurch office of WSP. He has over 40 years of experience in water-related projects across wastewater, stormwater, water supply, irrigation and flood management disciplines, mostly in the areas of design and construction.

Following the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010-2011 he was involved in the post-earthquake rebuild work through provision of design services for SCIRT and its predecessor IRMO. There his wide technical knowledge enabled him to play a significant role in the development and maintenance of design and construction standards for wastewater, stormwater and water supply works. It was within SCIRT that he was first exposed to pipe lining as a renovation method, and he assisted with the development and maintenance of the SCIRT specification for pipe lining (CIPP, Folded PVC, Spiral-wound PVC).

He has since been the maintainer of WSP NZ Ltd’s pipe lining specification.

Ben Crosby is a founding director of Bamser, a firm that specialises in supporting clients planning, designing and delivering trenchless/tunnelling infrastructure. Ben is a mining engineer who transitioned into the trenchless / tunnelling industry 23 years ago and has managed the planning and construction of significant projects both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Focusing on front end engineering planning and optioneering, Ben targets improving the costs, safety and trenchless/tunnelling solutions adopted by clients and contractors. He also prides himself on supporting the seamless delivery of trenchless/tunnelling projects by supporting clients and contractors in a troubleshooting and technical capacity. Ben currently holds the President position of the ASTT and as the Queensland Councillor he promotes the trenchless industry. He is specialist trenchless engineer having worked on significant Microtunnelling and HDD crossings as a consultant covering areas such as planning, procurement strategies, tendering, peer reviews, contract recommendations, design, alignment, client representation and claims.  Ben looks forward to delivering this course to interested industry participates.

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