Trenchless Education and Training

Trenchless Education and Training includes the annual International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition (No-Digs), and subject matter trenchless seminars and courses (Specialized Training Seminars). No-Digs are ISTT’s principal educational activity. In most cases, No-Digs are co-hosted by an Affiliated Society. The purpose of ISTT No-Digs is to maximize the visibility internationally of trenchless technologies while supporting the education and training activities of Affiliated societies.


ISTT has a number of outreach/recognition activities that support of Affiliated Societies, potential members, and the industry at large. ISTT Annual Awards is a long-standing program targeted recognizing outstanding achievements in the trenchless industry. ISTT also recognizes individual of the trenchless community for their lifetime contribution to trenchless.

ISTT has historically, provided support to the International Trenchless Technology Research Colloquium (ITTRC). The ITTRC is a confederation of university professors and academics in the trenchless field who meet regularly to review research and exchange ideas on research needs.

Trenchless Information

A strategic component of the education and training mission of ISTT is information. Not everyone has access or can participate in the training seminars and courses offered by ISTT. ISTT uses other indirect communications vehicles to inform the public about the benefits of trenchless technologies. ISTT sponsored Trenchless International (TI) - the official magazine of ISTT reports on the activities of Affiliated Societies and of ISTT. ISTT also has a large library of technical papers covering all aspects of trenchless technology, which are available to members and the public at large. The ISTT website affords an opportunity to extend our outreach program to individuals who might not or cannot participate in ISTT’s training courses and seminars.