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Abstract Submission

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The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) is now accepting abstracts for its 2024 No-Dig North in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The conference will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre from October 28 – 30.

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 abstracts must be submitted on this site electronically by April 30, 2024.

The NASTT 2024 No-Dig North Technical Program Committee will review abstracts by April 30th, and we will notify the primary authors of acceptance by May 1. To ensure meaningful and commercial-free technical content, all papers will be peer-reviewed. Final papers will be published and made available online through the NASTT Trenchless Knowledge Hub.

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

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

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

INDUSTRY ISSUES
Trenchless Foundations
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

Please start your abstract submission by clicking on the Start button below. This information will set up a profile for the primary author/presenter. If you are filling it out on someone's behalf please enter the primary author/presenter information and not your information. 

You will need the following to complete the submission: title, abstract, co-author/co-presenter names, your head shot and your bio.  

If you start an application and do not finish it, the system will send you a save and edit later email with a link to the service center. The service center requires a login and password, which will be provided in the email, to allow you access to your submission. If you come back to this page without using that log in it will create a new, duplicate submission.

If you want to submit a second application just use the submit an abstract link again and it will create a new submission. 

If you have any questions about submitting an abstract please contact Hiva Mahdavi, hiva.mahdavi@stantec.com