Technique Family

Published: August 23, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Technique Family Mean?

A technique family is a grouping of renovation or replacement techniques in the trenchless construction field. The classification of techniques by group allows for better organization and standardization of trenchless practices. Technique families are recognized and documented in formal industry standards.

Trenchlesspedia Explains Technique Family

The development of standards is important to the advancement of any industry. In trenchless construction, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has established these standards through the rigorous work of technical committees. One such standard is ISO 11295, “Classification and information design and applications of plastics piping systems used for renovation and replacement.”

The authors of ISO 11295 identified several technique families in trenchless renovation and replacement. These include lining with continuous pipes, lining with cured-in-place pipes, lining with discrete pipes, and lining with spirally-wound pipes. Such groupings make the description and standardization of trenchless techniques easier.

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