No-Dig Show Kicks Off in California

Technical paper discussions, exhibit hall all part of the show focused on alternative excavation

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The North American Society for Trenchless Technology’s (NASTT) 2018 No-Dig Show kicks off today at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California.

Activities begin at 7:30 a.m. (PDT) with the kick-off breakfast and industry award presentations. Those are followed by the first technical paper sessions of the week from 9:30 to 11:35 a.m.

The sessions range in topic from directional drilling to pipe bursting and CIPP and other similar work.

The exhibit hall is open today from 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., followed by more technical paper sessions from 3:45 to 5:25 p.m.

The show continues through Wednesday with a similar schedule of technical paper sessions in the morning, exhibit hall open in the mid-afternoon, and more technical paper sessions in the afternoons.

The 2017 show in Washington D.C. drew 2,281 attendees, including Chad Whiting, assistant wastewater manager for the public works department in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

“I work for a municipality that has an aging sewer collections system containing mostly clay pipe that is over 50 years old,” Whiting says. “I was unaware of all the different technologies available to address the issues without excavation. My eyes were opened when I attended the trenchless technology trade show in Washington D.C.”

COLE Publishing staff will be at the show throughout the week attending the sessions and will be in the exhibit hall (Booth 368). To reach us, email


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