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Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has established a schedule for filing motions by both parties in the styrene industry’s legal challenge to the federal government’s designation of styrene as a possible cause of cancer.

Gerhard “Gerry” P. Muenchmeyer, P.E., NASSCO Technical Director

Manholes consist of multiple components and are made of different materials, each serving a different purpose but contributing to the complete manhole structure. Each component typically has its own set of defects and deterioration mechanisms.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A new jetter pipe cleaning video will be available for distribution this fall.

Produced by NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) and industry partners, the video contains information about jetting equipment and tools and how they are used to safely and successfully clean pipes, said Sheila Joy, chairperson of the NASSCO committee responsible for developing the video.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In November, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University will mark the 20th anniversary of its official establishment. Center staff members will celebrate the date quietly, going about their business -- no special events are planned.

Kirk Lewis knows a thing or two about horizontal auger boring. Lewis, vice president and co-founder of L&L Utilities, based in East Dublin, GA, was first exposed to this century-old trenchless installation method at a young age while working with his father at their family-owned contracting business.

Branson is a popular Southwestern Missouri family vacation center, home to Silver Dollar City, hotels, fine restaurants, more than 50 live performance centers, a dozen championship golf courses and a host of other attractions. Yet city homes and businesses are just now being connected to natural gas.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In the early 1990s when compact horizontal directional drill (HDD) models began to appear on utility job sites, project owners often expressed amazement when a drill operator brought the drill head to the surface at or near the projected target.

Challenging underground projects attract interest -- contractors who complete difficult jobs like to talk about them and manufacturers of equipment used are quick to tout the capabilities of their products.

The latest information on UCT 2012, including schedule, hotel information, educational program, certification programs, entertainment, golf, sponsorships and more.

Manufacturers of construction equipment today are committed to “good” ergonomics, and they actively promote ergonomic features of their products in sales and advertising efforts.

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