Design Resources

Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology: Guidelines for Horizontal Directional Drilling, Pipe Bursting, Microtunneling and Pipe Jacking

This Guideline has been developed by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology for assisting users of Trenchless Technology in Australia and New Zealand in selecting and utilising the most suitable Trenchless Technology method available.

General information on current methods in Horizontal Directional Drilling, Pipe Bursting, and Microtunnelling and Pipe Jacking as a Trenchless Technology methodology for installing pipe are provided, as well as means of determining which Trenchless Technology methods is most appropriate.

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Shaw Pipe Protection Limited, Canada

Paper on the Design and Coating Selection Considerations for successful completion of a Horizontal Directionally Drilled crossing.

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Annular Space Paper:  Postconstruction Evaluation of Horizontal Directional Drilling Installations

Paper on the compactive nature of drilling fluids within the annular space during horizontal drilling and the field and laboratory study that was conducted to provide both qualitative and quantitative assessment of the annular space. The paper presents the results of this research and information on borehole annular space integrity during HDD installation.

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ASCE Annular Space Paper