Trenchless Technology is the family of Techniques to develop and maintain
the subsurface networks through a non destructive way if engineered
properly. If not, techniques can lead to substantial destruction as a
substantial portion of work is done below the ground. In order to contain
this destruction to the lowest possible levels a set of directives
defining the ways to work (codes of practice) for a particular technique
is required. Further, Trenchless Techniques are being developed
internationally and their localization to suit the ground requirements is
also necessary. Proper promotion of Trenchless is only possible if such
Codes of Practice are defined.
IndSTT, with a view to this has initiated process to establish Codes of
Practice for various Trenchless Techniques and other related activities.
The draft documents detailing Special conditions and the Inspection
Guidelines for the following techniques have already been developed:
Horizontal Auger Boring (HAB), and;
Pipe Ramming (PR).
view these documents please
addition vision documents for operational works detailing the following
issues have already been developed:
Code of Practice for Safety at Road & Highway construction works;
Code of Practice for Reinstatement of Openings at Roads & Highways;
Code of Practice for Recording of Underground Utility Networks & Services.
Working Group to Develop Codes of Practice Suiting Indian Condition
IndSTT has established a working group to develop standards and
specifications for Trenchless Techniques suiting Indian requirements. To
know more about this Working Group please