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Abstract Submittal Window for 2024 is closed. Accepted Authors have been notified. Abstracts for 2025 will open in late April.

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is excited to plan for its 2024 No-Dig Show in Providence, RI. The conference will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center on April 14-18, 2024.

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 NASTT 2024 No-Dig Show Technical Program Committee will review abstracts in July and notify the primary authors of acceptance in September. To ensure meaningful and commercial free technical content, all papers will be peer-reviewed. Final papers will be published on NASTT’s online trenchless library.

NASTT membership is not a requirement but you will need to create a user account in the NASTT system in order to submit your abstract.

Abstracts from the following subject areas are of interest to the No-Dig Show Technical Program Committee:

New this year:

RENEWABLES TRACK

As the push for renewable energy continues to grow and gain popularity across North America, trenchless technology is undoubtedly playing a vital role in the development and execution of offshore wind projects and other onshore renewable projects. In response to this increasingly important segment of the trenchless industry we are excited to introduce the Renewables Track at the 2024 No-Dig Show.

POTABLE WATER AND PRESSURE SYSTEMS
Pipeline Inspection, Locating and Condition Assessment
Pipe Rehabilitation
Pipe Bursting
Emerging Technologies

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

NEW INSTALLATIONS – TUNNELING, BORING, AND PIPE RAMMING
New Concepts or Trenchless Equipment, Materials and Methods
New Application for Boring Techniques (Auger Boring and Pipe Ramming)
Pilot Tube Boring (Tunneling)

ENERGY PIPELINE SYSTEMS
Pipeline Inspection, Locating and Condition Assessment
Aging System Rehabilitation
New Trenchless Installation
Standards and Regulations

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

HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING (HDD)
New Concepts and Applications for Horizontal Directional Drilling Equipment, Materials and Methods

For more questions about submitting an abstract, please contact Michelle Hill, NASTT Program Director, at mhill@nastt.org or 888-388-2554