Trenchless Advisor, who are we?
We are a unique consultancy company with over 32 years’ experience in the drilling industry set up to assist companies involved in the undertaking of Trenchless projects including Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), rehabilitation, Auger Boring and Microtunneling projects as well as other trenchless techniques. Clients that will benefit from our services include major utility companies along with government authorities, major construction companies and even the contractors.
As the trenchless industry has only been established in Australia for a relatively short period of time, only minimal information is available to help companies when undertaking a Trenchless project. We have positioned ourselves to assist clients by undertaking concept designs, feasibility studies along with a wide range of other Trenchless services and information. As the amount of Trenchless projects increase more pressure is placed on the client and its personnel to ensure the right information and design is available to the contractor. We also add value to the Trenchless project by assisting the client during the construction period with on-site management, monitoring and auditing ensuring all their specifications are followed whilst still adhering to all safety, operational procedures and environmental issues.
Since Trenchless Advisor's entry into the underground civil construction market it has proven through correct pre-planning, achievable designs and correct management/monitoring that many issues and potential problems that have occurred in the past are now significantly reduced or eliminated, increasing production, reducing costs, minimising existing utility hits and achieving better completion times. We understand the way the Horizontal Directional Drilling industry works and through this knowledge we see a major opportunity to help grow and heighten awareness within the trenchless industry. The HDD industry is relatively small compared to other more well-known construction methods and with most personnel having some sort of knowledge of other contractors, an independent approach is required to understand the day to day trenchless operations taking place. We believe that many day to day problems that arise on HDD projects are not just contractor problems but can be traced back to its original concept and planning.
The drilling and installation of the product is only one part of the HDD project. The correct design, pre-planning, tender specification and running of the project also play a major part in the project’s success. That’s why at Trenchless Advisor we offer a wide range of services to ensure every project is successful and completed safely.
The trenchless industry is one of mixed professionalism. Many Horizontal Directional Drilling companies attempt to supply their clients with the best service available. But is the client receiving value for money and, if so, is it completed safely, and satisfying the client's requirements? We are taking this challenge head on, be it with the HDD contractor or the utility company/major contractor. In this day and age there are many reasons to use trenchless technology. Special emphasis is now being placed on protecting the environment, minimising disruption to transportation flows/residential movements, and the safety issue of not requiring long open trenches through residential and industrial areas.
Having an independent advisor who knows the trenchless industry and its correct working procedures will add value to each and every HDD project, ensuring the client's expectations are delivered. This also benefits the contractor by allowing them more achievable designs to quote without the possibility of a resign at the contractor’s expense. This also ensures every HDD contractor is adhering to the same requirements and specifications.