WESTT No-Dig Goes to Ontario, CA

By Traci Read, Managing Editor | August 2012, Vol. 67 No. 8
A previous WESTT conference.

If you are involved with trenchless construction or are planning to be involved, the 8th Annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference & Exhibition to be held in Ontario, CA, on Oct. 29-30, is a must-attend event to obtain the latest technical information to ensure a successful project.

With the increase of installation and rehabilitation work in underground networks (water, sewage, gas, communication lines, etc.) in the last few decades, it’s time to plan your to trip to California’s Inland Empire and learn about the latest in trenchless technology from experts in the field.

The Western Society for Trenchless Technology (WESTT), along with media partner Underground Construction magazine, are sponsoring the regional conference, which is designed to provide all the benefits of a national conference in a smaller format. Registration for the first day of the conference includes an informative technical program and product exhibition area. On the second day of the conference, two 8-hour NASTT Good Practices Courses will be offered: Pipe Bursting and New Installation Methods. Attendees may participate in either or both days of the conference (see rates in sidebar). For more information on course content and instructors, go to www.NASTT.org/training.

Location, location, location
Situated in southwest San Bernardino County, Ontario is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is a growing city with more than 165,000 residents. The city is well on its way to being the Global Gateway in Southern California with 3.8 million square feet of office space under development, and Ontario is home to the 15th largest cargo airport in North America. The Ontario area is also the apex of three major freeways, making access to other popular Southern California attractions easy to reach, making it an ideal location for conference attendees to meet.

Commenting on who would benefit from attending this regional conference, WESTT Chairman Jason Lueke, Ph.D., P.E., said, “The conference is useful to public officials, engineers, utility company personnel, designers and contractors alike who are involved with designing underground infrastructure. Industry experts will present case studies that are peer reviewed covering a cross section of trenchless technologies that include condition assessment, inspection, rehabilitation and more.”