Daily archives: 14 July 2017


In order to transform a Country into a modern nation where environmental values and technological innovation combine together, boosting the economic development, expertise and highskilled professionists are required. Today, in the field of “network services”, to be competitive we must give concrete answers to the growing demand for accessibility to […]

The origin of Georadar

The first reliable trace of the use of electromagnetic waves for the localization of buried objects dates back to a 1910 German patent of Leimbach and Löwy. Since then, thanks mainly to the development of the impulse techniques, in the early 1930s, the radar has been experimented in cognitive surveys […]

IATT & FORMEDIL: Agreement for the achievement of “patents” to operators working with microtunelling and HDD machinery.

Pursuant to article 77 of the National Collective agreement of the construction sector and  Legislative Decree No. 81/2008 (safety law and procedures), Italian companies working in trenchless sector are required to have staff with a specific patent to operate on complex machines (for Microtunneling and direction drilling technologies). On such […]

Risk reduction in excavation

As a result of the great success for the first edition, INAIL (National Institute for occupational accident insurance) recently published the second volume “Risk Reduction in Excavation”. This volume aims to provide employers, prevention and protection services manager, technical managers, contractors, organizational solutions and technical instructions to be strictly adhere […]

Regulation activity

IATT continues the fruitful cooperation with UNI (Italian National Standard Body) in order to encourage the application of trenchless technologies on a National basis. Three new Official regulations has been recently released and published both in Italian and English version: UNI/PdR 26.1:2017 environmental impact underground infrastructure technology – Underground infrastructure […]

Patent for HDD operators

A new training course for the release of “patent” to HDD operators has been carried forward by IATT with the cooperation of CEFMECTP (Rome’s professional training center). The course, with a total of 40 hours shared between theoretical session and practical tests, has been successfully attended by 10 operators of […]

Seminar at Tuscan Water Authority

IATT, in collaboration with the Tuscany Water Authority and the Order of Engineers of Florence, has organized on April, two training seminars highlighting potentialities and advantages of trenchless technologies for the rehabilitation of water networks, and the reference regulatory framework. More than 100 participants, amongst which underground network operators, companies, […]