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Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies LLC, International Pipe Bursting Association Marketing Committee

Pipe bursting is a proven method for replacing underground pipelines that provide critical services including municipal water, sewer, gas, storm water, electrical, telecommunications systems and more to people throughout North America and the world.

A California blue ribbon panel's report blaming a 2008 sewer pipe bursting project for the natural-gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, CA, was poorly researched, unsubstantiated and ignored more likely explanations, according to city of San Bruno officials.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Stabilization of soil to ensure the ground will support foundations and the weight of buildings, highways, bridges and other improvements is a critical element in construction projects.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Volvo Construction Equipment North America has introduced a new PL pipelayer model scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2012.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies LLC, International Pipe Bursting Association Marketing Committee

Pipe bursting is a method of pipe replacement that involves three main forces that must be overcome to accomplish installing a new pipe. A basic understanding of these three forces is required for anyone involved in a pipe bursting project from conception, to design, through final construction. A more detailed level of understanding of the effects of varying ground conditions (geotechnical data) is essential to the success of a project by the senior team members including engineer, owner, contractor and field crews.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Many involved in various construction markets continue to search for signs that the recession is truly nearing an end and better times are close at hand.

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

The nation’s failing sewer collection system infrastructure encompasses main pipelines, lateral sewers and manholes. There exist over 20 million manholes in the U.S. of which over four million are older than 50 years and over five million are 30 to 50 years old.

To further promote the regional initiatives of Oklahoma-area businesses, the Tulsa Pipeline Expo will be hosting its third forum at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown and the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, OK, from Aug. 29-31.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

National Grid is an international energy delivery company that is the largest distributor of natural gas and electricity in the northeastern United States. It serves more than six million customers.

Rita Tubb, Managing Editor

The seventh annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference, presented by Pipeline & Gas Journal and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), was held April 19 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Houston.

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