Business View Magazine | February 2019

ensure that all of NASTT’s educational content is peer-reviewed and offered from a non-commercial perspective.Not only does NASTT provide valuable trenchless training, but it provides a community for trenchless professionals to network and share ideas. NASTT has a growing library of both technical pa- pers as well as Good Practices Guidelines.The on- line trenchless library houses over 2,000 technical papers on all aspects of trenchless technology and is a valuable industry resource for research, case studies, and innovations.NASTT’s Good Practices Guideline books cover the major topics of trench- less technology and can be used as stand-alone reference materials or as a companion to NASTT’s Good Practices Courses which are supported by an affiliation with Louisiana Tech University,which provides Continuing Education Unit certificates for course attendees. Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research and IndustryGrowth With all the benefits of trenchless technologies in mind,NASTT has developed trenchless method- based Centers of Excellence within the organiza- tion.The first Center of Excellence focuses on the trenchless pipe bursting method and its full breadth of capabilities for potable water, gas, elec- trical, and sewer applications. Establishing a group focused on driving excel- lence within the discipline of pipe bursting will create energy and engagement with the trench- less industry and beyond,while continuing to fulfill NASTT’s mission to advance trenchless technology 206