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.
Are you looking for a one-stop place to learn about the latest technical information to ensure your trenchless construction job will be successful? The 9th Annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference & Exhibition offers that and more at this must-attend event to be held from Oct. 28-29 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, HI.
Since the inception of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in the late 1970s, there have been remarkable advances in the technology and equipment that serves the trenchless construction industry. The equipment in the early 1980s was basic and not designed specifically for HDD, nor was it particularly reliable.
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.