The Underground Construction Technology (UCT), through its outreach educational program the UCT Seminar Series, is once again organizing the underground utilities construction and rehabilitation program for the biannual International Construction & Utility Equipment Exhibition (ICUEE). The show will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, from Oct. 1-3.
Methods to rehabilitate and replace old and deteriorating underground pipelines have advanced rapidly in the past decade, and today there are multiple trenchless procedures for replacing, rehabilitating and repairing buried infrastructure.
Over the past decade, new technologies have unlocked a tremendous amount of domestic oil and gas reserves and a surge in development is taking place in shale fields of the Marcellus play in the Eastern United States; Bakken in North Dakota, Montana and Southern Canada; and Eagle Ford in South Texas.
It’s hard to imagine a more sensitive site for a lift station reconstruction: 25 feet under the sands of a popular five-star southern California beach in the heart of a famous artist colony. The Laguna Beach Lift Station reconstruction site shares the beach with a crowded boardwalk, volleyball and basketball courts, a playground and a historic lifeguard tower. A coveted marine preserve sits offshore.
Despite pockets of negativity, the majority of horizontal directional drilling contractors continue to enjoy a robust business atmosphere for 2013, and most expect that environment to continue for the foreseeable future.
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) continues to solve problems for utility owners and operators by completing difficult installations of underground infrastructure that many times can be addressed by no other method of construction.
Pipeline & Gas Journal, in partnership with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), held its 9th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference on March 26, at the JW Houston Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Houston.