WESTT No-Dig Says Aloha To Hawaii

By Traci Read, Managing Editor | August 2013, Vol. 68 No. 8

Are you looking for a one-stop place to learn about the latest technical information to ensure your trenchless construction job will be successful? The 9th Annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference & Exhibition offers that and more at this must-attend event to be held from Oct. 28-29 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, HI.

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. Experts in the field will cover such topics as:
• An Innovative Trenchless Technology: Mutual Tugging Method
• Emergency Replacement of Effluent Outfall Pipeline in 101 Days
• City of Sacramento’s Use of Trenchless Rehabilitation with Sliplining
• Pilot Tube Guided Boring for Space Constrained Construction
• Los Angeles County Prioritization of Sewer Rehabilitation Projects
• Microtunneling through Abrasive Soil with Cobbles and Boulders: Construction of the Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Relocation
• A Cost Saving Core Strategy for Reconnecting Service Laterals after Trenchless Rehabilitation
• Expanding NASSCO’s PACP 5 Rating to Triage Concrete Sewer Interceptor Pipe for Rehabilitation
• Pearl City Forcemain Emergency Repair uses Sliplining Installation Methodology
• Construction of the Aptos Transmission Main Relocation Project

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 while earning valuable Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Planning your trip
Home to the state capitol, Honolulu (which in the Hawaiian language means “sheltered bay” or “place of shelter”) is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii. The majority of Oahu’s population resides in this sprawling city that spreads throughout the southeastern shores of Oahu, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, encompassing the world famous Waikiki.

Honolulu is a major financial center of the islands and of the Pacific Ocean. The population of Honolulu was 390,738 at the 2010 census, while the population of the consolidated city and county was 953,207.