Five years ago when the federal government announced its intent to designate styrene as a “possible” cause of cancer in humans, makers and sellers of a wide range of products containing styrene were seriously concerned, including those in the sanitary sewer rehabilitation industry.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition and the 14th year for the RehabZone, the popular “show within a show” at UCT which offers objective, “no-sell” information about the rapidly-growing pipeline rehabilitation industry.
Rod Thornhill, P.E., president of White Rock Consultants, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, is the 2015 recipient of the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA)/Underground Construction magazine’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Distribution Contractors Association has taken the initiative to address cross bore issues as they relate to the underground construction community. The DCA Government Relations Committee, co-chaired by Greg Dahl of ARB and Dave Wizniewski of Vermeer, led the effort to create a position paper on this safety issue of critical importance not only to the gas distribution industry, but all aspects of underground work.
The Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) is preparing a report titled Leading Practices for Cross Bore Safety to address underground utility crossbores, a continuing issue that affects utility providers, contractors and the general public.