The CISTT was founded in the 2009 - 2010, and is a multidisciplinary Institute of individuals and organisations with professional interests in environmental issues, and services in the areas of "Trenchless" and Subterranean Infrastructure Technologies.
The institute is a member of the ISTT – International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) and shares the same basic interests of environmental and socials. CISTT’s members are automatically members of the ISTT.
Trenchless Technologies are a particularly attractive construction options in urbanized area with heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic and numerous existing underground utilities. Trenchless is an attractive option for crossing roadways, and other transportation corridors, and rivers and waterways. Trenchless also can be used to install, rehab or replace utilities located in environmentally sensitive areas and locations where surface access may be restricted due to the existence of structures or vegetation.