First Look: Software Compares Carbon Footprint Of Trenchless, Open-Cut Construction Methods

Program Examines Impacts From 6 Different Pollutants
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | April 2009 Vol. 64 No. 4

Trenchless methods offer enhanced environmental benefits compared to traditional open cut construction methods due to the reduced amount of onsite equipment generally required and faster completion schedules.

Concluded Savage: “Quantifying the estimated emissions from various underground construction options reveals environmental considerations that are vital in sustaining our environment. And E Calc is a practical way to develop information to help planners select the best method of construction.”

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