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CHKSTT Seminar on “Auditing the Environmental Benefits of Trenchless Technologies”

Date, time & venue 
2012-10-19;9:30am - 12:30pm;Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Organized by China Hong Kong Society for Trenchless Technology and supported by HKIE Civil Division


Programme Highlights

1. Introduction of Trenchless Technologies

2. Environmental and Social Sustainability of Trenchless Technology

3. Components of an Environmental Audit of Trenchless Projects

4. Calculating Carbon Footprint during Planning and Construction

5. Q&A Session  



Dr. Samuel Ariaratnam is a Professor and Construction Engineering Program Chair in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University.  He received his B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and his M.S. & Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His educational and research interests lie in the area of Urban Infrastructure Systems with an emphasis on Horizontal Directional Drilling and Trenchless Pipe Replacement. Sam has published over 200 technical papers, holds three patents, and is active in numerous professional organizations.  He is a co-author of the HDD and Pipe Bursting Good Practices Guidelines. In 2003, he was presented with the Young Civil Engineer Achievement Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ariaratnam received an award of recognition from Halliburton Energy Services for contributions to underground technology in 2004.  In May 2005, he was made an “honorary” member of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) of Arizona. The Phoenix Business Journal named him to the prestigious “Top Forty Under 40” list in 2006.  Recently, he was named as the 2012 North American “Trenchless Technology Person of the Year” by Trenchless Technology magazine.  Professionally, Dr. Ariaratnam serves as the Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) and is also active in numerous professional societies including; the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).   Additionally, he has provided consulting services to numerous companies and municipalities globally.  Dr. Ariaratnam is a registered professional engineer in the State of Arizona and the Province of Ontario (Canada).



Members of HKIE : HK$300 per head


Registration and Enquiries

No on-site registration will be accepted.


Please send the registration to the Secretary, China Hong Kong Society for Trenchless Technology via fax: 2369 5687 or email:


Cheque payment payable to CHKSTT should be sent to Tsimshatsui Post Office No. 91499, Kowloon / Direct deposit can be made to CHKSTT’s HSBC bank account - 447-244054-838                

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