Features

A new 27,000-pound pullback model has been added to the Ditch Witch line of horizontal directional drills.

Dan Murphy, outgoing president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association and president of Precision Pipeline LLC, welcomed 628 delegates to the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. This represented a significant attendance increase over the 2012 convention.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Government departments across the nation continue to address failing culverts that pose serious risks to state and interstate highways and city streets.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reviewing a draft of a proposed Standard Specification for Horizontal Directional Drilling which would ensure quality trenchless installations of underground pipelines and conduits.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In a part of the country where rocky soils make underground construction difficult, Maine contractor Enterprise Trenchless Technologies, Inc. (ETTI) has built a solid reputation for successfully completing challenging horizontal directional drilling installations, many beneath bodies of water.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment has introduced a new cured-in-place pipe sewer lateral lining system for installing CIPP liners.

Thomas Woods

Major rehabilitation of old sanitary sewer systems is more or less expected, if unpleasant. Public works departments know that time takes a toll on all infrastructure and when sewers get to be more than 50 years old they are likely to show their age and need significant care.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Contractors involved in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) often must work through difficult projects, many with unexpected challenges. However, Oregon contractor Apex Directional Drilling has a history of seeking out complex projects that other HDD specialists are reluctant to take on.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

The year 2012 proved to be another strong year of growth and expansion for the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), reports George Ragula who is wrapping up his two-year term as the NASTT chairperson and as representative for the society’s international affiliate, the ISTT.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The members of the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) enjoyed a stable year through 2012, said Tommy Muse, the association’s president.

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