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NASSCO member Jim Harris, PE, TFE Resources

Imagine this:
• A sewer worker enters a manhole for one more look late in the day, just to check one final thing. He does this without an entry permit, a harness and tri-pod or a safety person on the surface. His co-workers, not knowing what he is doing, miss him. They look in the manhole and he is not there. He is found an hour or so later, dead at the sewage treatment plant.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Imagine a construction project in a well-developed part of a city where a directional drilling crew is preparing to install a section of gas pipe in an easement that already contains multiple utilities.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In California, the city of Covina is nearing completion of a citywide improvement program to upgrade and update the city’s underground sewer infrastructure.

Vermeer will introduce a new 240,000-plus pound pullback horizontal directional drill (HDD) at the 2013 ICUEE show in Louisville, KY. The D220x300 Navigator is projected to be available during the first quarter of 2014.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

R2S Solutions, an Arizona research and development company, has introduced a new fluid recycling system designed specifically for horizontal directional drilling equipment with pullback ratings of 50,000 pounds and less.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Long, deep directional drilling installations are never routine – each project is different with its own set of challenges.

A listing of both bentonite and polymer drilling fluids, divided by type and company.

ICUEE 2013, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will be held Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.

Among the most important factors that influence decisions to purchase one product over another is cost. Yet all too often, especially in the world of construction equipment, buyers neglect to look past price and dig deeper to uncover the not-so-obvious ongoing intangible expenses. Such is the case for many trenchless contractors as they navigate their way through the process of acquiring a new horizontal directional drill.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Immediately following major disasters, utility crews are busy working to restore vital services.

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