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Theme Note – IndSTT Excellence Awards

Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (IndSTT) was set up with the objective of advancement of the trenchless engineering profession in various subsurface infrastructure disciplines like water, sewerage and drainage, telecommunications and power, oil & gas, and pollution control networks. To achieve this objective, IndSTT consistently promotes the Trenchless Technology (TT) in India and other South Asian nations by introducing and nurturing the growth of TT applications in this region with the designers, engineers, academicians and contracting service providers.

The IndSTT Excellence Awards have been constituted to attract the most talented engineers, designers and contracting service providers in the respective four sectors which will be instrumental for TT promotion in India.

The objectives:

1. To facilitate growth and development of TT engineering profession through articulation of innovative propositions from the fraternity.

2. To evolve & develop need based technologies and techniques.

3. To nurture the professional growth of the practitioners at execution level

4. To evolve & develop synergy, for adoption, absorption and eventual implementation of better practices.

5. To evolve a long-term plan for shaping up professional development in TT engineering/technology through networking.

6. To evolve a strategy to attract the best talent to join the profession of trenchless engineering.

By recognizing the efforts of bright minds and acknowledging their contributions, the IndSTT Excellence Awards aim to foster and reward both the individuals and organizations for their valuable contribution in this field.

Evaluation Criteria

All applications shall be scrutinized and judged on the following criteria:

1. Originality of approach,

2. Technical difficulty and innovation

• Choice of technique,

• Maximising technology usage,

• Novelty of application of technique, &

• Commercial Potential;

3. Customer Care

• Minimising disruption,

• Keeping to Programme,

• Keeping Appointments, &

• Building relationships ;

4. Client Satisfaction

• On time,

• Within budget,

• team working, &

• dispute resolution;

5. Health & Safety

• Accident record,

• Clean site,

• Risk Management System, &

• Safe systems of work ;

6. Environmental Considerations

• Waste Management,

• Minimising site vehicle movements,

• Minimising dust and noise,

• Minimising disruption to road users, &

• Provision of facilities for pedestrians; and

7. Compliance with Legislation