At the 2018 No-Dig Conference in Palm Springs, CA, Kate Wallin and David Bennett were awarded the NASTT 2018 Paper of the Year – New Installations Award for their paper, “The Devil in the Details”. The paper discusses common pitfalls encountered on small HDD projects and how these hazards can be addressed and mitigated during design. Topics discussed in the paper include geotechnical investigations, bore geometry, work areas, performance requirements, and early feasibility analysis of the project and constraints. The paper emphasizes that identification and mitigation of potential problems during the design phase can limit the number and severity of unexpected problems during construction.
Bennett Trenchless is happy to announce that Senior Project Engineer, Mary Neher, has been featured in NASTT’s Trenchless Today magazine. Ms. Neher interview was included in the Winter 2018 issue’s In the Trenches segment. The article details Mary’s experience and accomplishments in trenchless design. Read the write-up here.
We are pleased to announce that Bennett Trenchless Engineers’ employee Kate Wallin has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Western Chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). The Western Chapter of NASTT is a multi-disciplinary society of individuals and organizations with professional, utilitarian, or environmental interests in Trenchless Technology. The Western Chapter of NASTT (WESTT) promotes the NASTT mission within our western region of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Bennett Trenchless Engineers is pleased to announce that Sam Ko has joined the firm as an Associate Engineer. Sam is a recent engineering graduate of Sacramento State University. Welcome to the Trenchless Industry, Sam!
Bennett Trenchless is pleased to announce that Mary Neher has received the Trent Ralston Award for Young Trenchless Achievement. The annual award recognizes a young individual who has demonstrated excxellence in the early stages of his/her career and who has made a valuable contribution to the trenchless technology industry. Ms. Neher was chosen based on the strength of her numerous technical publications, her experience in trenchless design, and her participation as volunteer instructor for NASTT’s HDD Good Practices Course. Ms. Neher received her award at the No Dig 2016 Conference in Grapevine, Texas at the Gala Awards Dinner on March 22. Congratulations, Mary!
BTE is pleased to announce that Matthew Wallin was elected to the North American Society for Trenchless Technology’s (NASTT) Board of Directors. The NASTT Board of Directors directs the affairs of the Society, on behalf of NASTT and its membership. The Board is comprised of a minimum of sixteen and maximum of nineteen directors, who are elected by the Society’s members. Only elected Directors may serve as Officers of the Society and are appointed by the Board of Directors. Matthew attended his first board meeting in Atlanta before the Underground Construction Technology International Conference and Exhibition. Congratulations, Matt!
Dr. Bennett is now licensed as a Professional Civil Engineer in Nebraska. Bennett Trenchless Engineers is also now an Authorized Organization in Nebraska (Auth. No. CA3383). BTE is teaming with Carollo Engineers and the City of Omaha on a trenchless crossing of the BNSF railyard. Bennett Trenchless Engineers staff members currently hold Professional Engineer licenses in California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, and now Nebraska. BTE provides expert professional trenchless design services nationwide.