Each year the UKSTT makes annual awards to promote excellence in trenchless technology, and this year the awards will be made at the Society’s Gala Dinner that is being held in Peterborough on Wednesday 14th September 2022. Held during the biennial No-Dig Live conference and exhibition, the Awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by organisations and individuals to the promotion, use and development of Trenchless Technology in the previous calendar year.
The awards themselves are open to all aspects of Trenchless activity. Entries for overseas projects will be accepted provided they are submitted by UK companies who either competed the work or supplied the equipment as well as entries submitted by overseas companies for work carried out in the UK.
For each of the categories a panel of independent judges, many of whom are not necessarily members of the Society, will be carefully selected to be representative from a broad cross section of the relevant industries.
This year we are delighted to announce the following categories for the 2022 awards.
Innovative Technology Award
An award to cover product/system technologies that support the trenchless technology industry and must show a real application. Innovative technologies must be trenchless and new to the UK market e.g. underground mapping or other software, equipment, new materials, safety equipment, techniques such as jointing systems etc. This list is illustrative only.
New Installation Award – Pipe Jacking, Microtunnelling, Guided Boring
This award will be presented to the entries best demonstrating their key roles in successful new installations of pipelines using pipejacking, microtunnelling & guided boring trenchless techniques.
For the avoidance of doubt, projects that replace the host pipe by means of bursting, splitting or eating of the original pipe and thus no longer remain dependent on any residual strength of the original pipe shall be entered for judging within the new installation rather than the renovation category of the awards process.
New Installation Award – Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
This award will be presented to the entries best demonstrating their key roles in successful new installations of cables, ducts or pipelines using HDD.
Pipe Rehabilitation – Cured in Place Pipe Lining (CIPP)
This award will be presented to the entries best demonstrating their key roles in successful pipeline renovation or rehabilitation projects of any diameter using CIPP techniques
Pipe Rehabilitation – Techniques other than Cured in Place Pipe lining (CIPP)
This award will be presented to the entry best demonstrating their key roles in successful pipeline renovation or rehabilitation projects of any diameter using techniques other than CIPP.
The Environmental award will be presented to the entry which best demonstrates how the Project/Process/Product has reduced environmental impact.
Detection, Location and Inspection
This award will be presented to the entry which best demonstrates the use of detection, location or Inspection techniques to overcome significant challenges.
Young Professional Award
The UKSTT Chairman’s award will be presented to the young professional (<30 years old) who can best demonstrate their contribution to the field of Trenchless Technology. We will be looking for evidence of an understanding of Trenchless Technology, the individual’s contribution made, the quality of the submission and the candidate’s vision for the future of Trenchless Technology.
For further category information and criteria or to access the online application form please visit the UKSTT website https://www.ukstt.org.uk/ukstt-awards/ or email email@example.com
Deadline date for entries is 18th May 2022