Rentals of equipment in the United States are expected to exceed $38 billion in 2013 says the most recent quarterly forecast of the American Rental Association (ARA). The report projects that equipment rental growth compared to 2012 will reach 7.9 percent by the fourth quarter of 2013.
The pace of business is picking up with the summer construction season. Combined with an improving economy, you may already be stretched thin to stay ahead of the curve with routine maintenance. Plus, any new compact machines you’ve purchased in the past three years typically have more sophisticated service needs than their predecessors.
Southern Trenchless Solutions has introduced a new elastopolymer binder for interior pipe coating material that the company says combines the benefits of structural mortars and epoxy coatings in a single competitively priced product.
The Underground Construction Technology (UCT), through its outreach educational program the UCT Seminar Series, is once again organizing the underground utilities construction and rehabilitation program for the biannual International Construction & Utility Equipment Exhibition (ICUEE). The show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, from Oct. 1-3.
Methods to rehabilitate and replace old and deteriorating underground pipelines have advanced rapidly in the past decade, and today there are multiple trenchless procedures for replacing, rehabilitating and repairing buried infrastructure.
Over the past decade, new technologies have unlocked a tremendous amount of domestic oil and gas reserves and a surge in development is taking place in shale fields of the Marcellus play in the Eastern United States; Bakken in North Dakota, Montana and Southern Canada; and Eagle Ford in South Texas.
It’s hard to imagine a more sensitive site for a lift station reconstruction: 25 feet under the sands of a popular five-star southern California beach in the heart of a famous artist colony. The Laguna Beach Lift Station reconstruction site shares the beach with a crowded boardwalk, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground and a historic lifeguard tower. A coveted marine preserve sits offshore.
Despite pockets of negativity, the majority of horizontal directional drilling contractors continue to enjoy a robust business atmosphere for 2013, and most expect that environment to continue for the foreseeable future.