Features

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Got utilities to bury in extremely hard, rocky conditions?

Last summer, Columbia Gas of Ohio faced a challenging pipeline installation project.

The location of the 69th Annual Power & Communication Contractors Association’s convention couldn’t have been better.

Designed specifically for lower-clearance applications, John Deere introduces the 8-foot tall, economical 204K and 304K Compact Wheel Loaders.

Russell Spruill, P.E.

It’s an everyday occurrence on the job. Whether you are the contractor, the inspector or even the engineer you may have to get in a trench. Most of us don’t give it a second thought and get the job done. Trenches however, are a dangerous environment and accidents can occur quickly and often without warning. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that fatality rate from trench related work is 112 percent higher than general construction work. A basic knowledge of trenching and the dangers it presents is essential to staying safe.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

Jerry Shaw has been named the 2014 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by award sponsors Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine.

Gradall Industries, which designs, manufactures and supports Vacall products, recently announced that Southeastern Equipment Company was named the top performing Vacall dealer in the United States.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

The Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) is busy preparing for its 60th Annual Convention to be held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC, May 11-15.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Underground utility construction today utilizes many “trenchless” construction and rehabilitation procedures that may greatly reduce the need to dig trenches or excavations to install and maintain buried infrastructure.

A national winter weather emergency may have slowed traffic initially for the 2014 RehabZone, but organizers were still pleased with the results of the annual event held in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) in Houston.

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