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Vincent Rice has considerable experience planning underground installation jobs and is proud of his company’s successful pre-planning project track record. Rice, founder and president of Aaron Enterprises, York, PA, is extremely knowledgeable in the various disciplines of trenchless technology, and has been providing personalized trenchless installation services since 1976. The company focuses on auger boring, tunneling and directional drilling, and is known within their south central Pennsylvania trade territory as “rock specialists.”

The largest solar farm of its kind in North America elected to locate power and control cables in underground conduit made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) as a way to increase the life of the facility. The 2.2 MW solar farm covers 25 acres and includes 382 solar trackers.

When problems threatened a segment of the eight-mile, Edwards to Meadow Mountain natural gas pipeline upgrade in Colorado, Fugal Pipeline Project Manager Brady Hansen had to make a decision.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) as it relates to utility construction usually is dated from the late 1980s when the first compact drill units became commercially available.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Among its many on-going highway improvement projects, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is renovating failing culverts that are critical elements in the drainage systems that protect state and interstate highways.

In 2011, the city of Olympia, WA, was faced with finding the best replacement pipe material and installation method for an aging asbestos cement (AC) water main.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A huge auger boring machine -- said to be the world’s largest -- has been busy in Western Canada on projects with a variety of conditions.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

This year, ISCO Industries celebrates 50 years of providing customers around the world with total piping solutions. The company illustrates a heritage that is unique in its history, growth and success as being one of the best in the industry for five decades.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

Pipe bursting is a reliable and proven method of replacement of deteriorated or under capacity utility lines. The IPBA has developed a recurring series of technical articles and this article will be written with the understanding that the reader has an advanced knowledge of the pipe bursting process.

David J. Scarpato, P.E., Haley & Aldrich Inc.

Rock mass properties will almost always have a profound influence on the excavatability of any feature to be constructed in bedrock.

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