Northwest Trenchless Conference

2014 Northwest Trenchless Conference

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology – Northwest Chapter will be presenting the 2014 Northwest Trenchless Conference in Edmonton on November 13, 2014. This will be the 16th annual presentation of this event.symposium2

November 13, 2014 - Conference & Tradeshow

November 14, 2014 - Pipe Bursting Good Practices Short Course

Location: Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta

Click here for a venue room map.

The conference and tradeshow will be held in the Beverly Hills Ballroom. The short course will be held in the Piesporter Room.


Conference Registration – November 13, 2014:

  • NASTT Member (membership will be confirmed):
    • $150.00 (earlybird - on or before to October 31)
    • $200.00 (regular)
  • Non-Member:
    • $225.00 (earlybird - on or before October 31)
    • $300.00 (regular)
  • Student:
    • $50.00

Short Course Registration – November 14, 2014:

  • NASTT Member (membership will be confirmed):
    • $325.00 (earlybird - on or before October 31)
    • $350.00 (regular)
  • Non-Member:
    • $425.00 (earlybird - on or before October 31)
    • $450.00 (regular)
  • Student:
    • $150.00 (valid student id card required)

To register, please click here (registration to open Summer 2014).

Note: Registration for the short course is not included with general registration for the 2014 Northwest Trenchless Conference, and vice versa. Pre-registrations will be accepted until November 7, 2014.

Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Your participation in the tradeshow or through sponsorship of the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to promote your company, demonstrate your commitment to the future of this growing industry, and display your good corporate citizenship by generously giving back to the industry.

If your company is interested in sponsoring the conference or exhitibiting at the trade show, the sponsor registration form is available here. The exhibitor registration for is available here. Sponsor/exhibitor registrations received after November 1 will not be included in the conference program. Sponsor/exhibitor registrations received after November 9 may not be acknowledged on posters and signboards at the conference.

Two delegate registrations will be given to each sponsor, as well as to each single booth exhibit space. Sponsors and exhibitors will be acknowledged on table cards, signage, and slideshows during breaks at the conference. Exhibitor booth assignment will be on a first-come, first serve basis. Special event sponsorship opportunities, such as for meals or coffee breaks, are limited, so early sponsorship registration is encouraged.

General Information

This one day conference offers excellent learning and networking opportunities for trenchless industry professionals, and includes several technical presentations and a trade show. Technical presentations will cover various trenchless topics.

On November 14, NASTT will be hosting its annual short course. This year’s short course will be NASTT’s Pipe Bursting Good Practices Short Course. Registration for the short course is separate from the conference registration.

Arrive early on November 13 to complete your registration and have breakfast while checking out the trade show. Prize draws will be held throughout the day.

November 13 Conference Agenda:

  • 7:30AM
    •  Registration Opens
  • 7:30AM - 8:30AM 
    • Breakfast (Complimentary for Registered Delegates)
  • 8:30AM - 8:35AM 
    • Call to Order and Welcome Address - Conference Chair
  • 8:35AM - 9:00AM 
    • Keynote Address - Paul Giannelia, Director Major Projects, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • 9:00AM - 9:25AM 
    • Presentation 1 - Polaris Expansion (PX6), Inter Pipeline Ltd.
  • 9:25AM - 9:50AM 
    • Presentation 2 - How did Direct Condition Assessment Save Calgary and Other Municipalities Millions, PICA Corporation
  • 9:50AM - 10:15AM 
    • Presentation 3 - Pipe Express & VSM Technology, Herrenknecht AG
  • 10:15AM - 10:45AM 
    • Coffee Break
  • 10:45AM - 11:10AM 
    • Presentation 4 - Long Term Tunnel Lining Loads  in Weak Sedimentary Rock, Thurber Engineering 
  • 11:10AM - 11:35AM 
    • Presentation 5 - CN Railyard Sanitary Sewer Relocation, Stantec
  • 11:35AM - 11:40AM 
    • 2014 Northwest Trenchless Project of the Year Award Presentation
  • 11:40AM - 12:05AM 
    • Project of the Year Technical Presentation
  • 12:05PM - 1:20PM Lunch1:20PM - 1:45PM 
    • Presentation 6 - Mud Flow Pattern During Pullback of Horizontal Directional Drilling Pipe Installation, University of Alberta
  • 1:45PM - 2:10AM 
    • Presentation 7 - CMP Storm Drain Structural Assessment, Inversa Systems
  • 2:10PM - 2:35PM 
    • Presentation 8 - Goleta West Sanitary District Mesa Road Trunk Tunnels, Hobas Pipe
  • 2:35PM - 3:05PM 
    • Coffee Break
  • 3:05PM - 3:30PM 
    • Presentation 9 - Design & Management of Multiple Trenchless Crossings: ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre Reclaimed Water Project, Associated Engineering
  • 3:30PM - 3:55PM 
    • Presentation 10 - City of Calgary Increases Reliability of Infrastructure Through Bar Wrap Condition Assessment, Pure Technologies 
  • 3:55PM - 4:20PM 
    • Presentation 11 - Utilities Kingston Pipe Bursting, Hammerhead 
  • 4:20PM - 4:30PM 
    • Closing Remarks - Conference Chair 

Short Course - NASTT’s Pipe Bursting Good Practices Short Course

In conjunction with the 2014 Northwest Trenchless Conference, the NASTT-NW Chapter is proud to be presenting NASTT’s Pipe Bursting Good Practices short course. Please click here  for more information regarding the short course, including the technical agenda for the day.

Note: Registration for the short course is not included with general registration for the 2014 Northwest Trenchless Conference.

Planning Committee:

  • Alan Miller, Associated Engineering - Chair
  • Greg Tippett, Stantec – Vice-Chair
  • Dave Krywiak, Stantec
  • Mike Burton, Michels Canada
  • Craig Vandaelle, Michels Canada
  • Ben Campbell, Neptune Coring
  • Albert Kwan, City of Edmonton
  • Siri Fernando, City of Edmonton
  • Fayi Zhou, City of Edmonton
  • Carlie Jones, Associated Engineering
  • Julie van Doesburg, Associated Engineering
  • Ali Bayat, University of Alberta
  • Ed Douziech, Complete Crossings Inc.
  • Frank Policicchio, City of Edmonton
  • Neil Kucharski, Focus Inc.

For General Information:
Contact Alan Miller, Chair - 2014 Northwest Trenchless Conference by clicking Here