WHAT IS CATT?

CATT is a grouping of university, municipal, industrial, business and government agencies committed to the advancement of knowledge, materials, methods and equipment used in trenchless technologies to ensure sustainable buried infrastructure for liveable communities.

CATT serves the Canadian municipalities and advances the trenchless industry by offering high quality training and education, fostering the next generation of trenchless experts, organizing trenchless technology conferences, developing industry specifications, carrying out state-of-the-art research and development, and providing expert services to address buried infrastructure challenges, protect environment, and save money.

Over 90 Member Organizations

(national/multinational firms | municipalities | manufacturers)

Extensive Research and Development Program​

(asset management | infrastructure finance | trenchless renewal)​

Comprehensive Education, Training and Trenchless Technology Advancement Initiatives

(largest trenchless technology conference in Canada | epCIP | workshops | custom training courses | HDD field school)

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Certification Courses
  • In-house Training​
  • E-learning

Education and training events are eligible for continuing education units from Engineers Canada, professional development credits from CATT, Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal accreditation and credits, and Director approved continuing education units approved by the Manager of Certification for Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).​

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Innovative R&D  initiatives that can save municipalities millions of dollars on pipe installation, condition assessment, renovation, and management

  • Innovative asset management tools for water and wastewater networks
  • Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) for pressure pipeline rehabilitation
  • Watermain defect coding system
  • Pipe cleaning and nonstructural rehabilitation of water distribution pipes
FOSTERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TRENCHLESS EXPERTS

For graduate, undergraduate and co-op students CATT provides:

  • Financial and administrative support 

  • A variety of training and educational experiences through CATT’s research and development initiatives and pilot projects​

  • Free of cost participation in CATT’s education and training events
  • Annual Roger Crawford Awards to co-op students

EXPERT SERVICES

Third-Party Independent Services:

  • Material Testing (e.g., CIPP and Spray-on Lining Systems)
  • Software Development
  • Pilot Projects
  • Surveys
  • Technical Reviews
DEVELOP INDUSTRY STANDARDS & BEST PRACTICES

The development and maintenance of Provincial, National and International industry standards are critical to grow the use of new innovative cost effective technologies for underground infrastructure construction, renewal and replacement to become main stream and used in the construction industry. CATT has and continues to develop and maintain industry standards and best practices.

AWARDS

Annual awards to recognize outstanding people, organizations and projects​.

CANADIAN TRENCHLESS DIRECTORY

One source of information for a variety of trenchless technology service providers including consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers​, including:

  • Largest Canadian Trenchless Technology Road Show
  • Technical sessions, exhibition, live demos, pre-event courses