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.

Every year CATT recognizes outstanding people, organizations, technologies, and projects that are instrumental in advancing the trenchless industry locally and internationally.

For more details on CATT’s Awards of Excellence, please check out the guidelines.

Winners of the 2018-19 Award of Excellence

CATT is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-19 Award of Excellence.


Dr. Tom Iseley, Ph.D., P.E., Dist. M. ASCE,  has been a dedicated champion of Trenchless Technologies and CATT since he helped develop the organization in 1994. In his 30 years of commitment to the industry he established the Trenchless Technology Centre at Louisiana Tech University as a CEFT professor as well as serving as PWAM President of Buried Asset Management Institute-International (BAMI-I). Throughout his career he continued to raise awareness and advance the science and practice of Trenchless Technology.

Outstanding Project

Dixie Road and QEW Crossing Sanitary Sewer, Region of Peel Project 17-2541 (CRS Tunnelling; Jacobs; and Region of Peel) – The widespread project extended from Dixie Road from North Service Road, under the QEW and terminating just south of the Dixie Value Outlet Mall. 3,541 km of sanitation sewers, 52,000+ man-hours and, over 307,000 customer accounts involved.  The project required a concrete pressure pipe (CPP) for Sanitary Sewer application.

Outstanding Organization

City of Waterloo  is recognized as a committed supporter of CATT and the trenchless technology industry for their willingness to volunteer, extensive history of research collaboration and devotion to helping municipalities solve their buried infrastructure problems.