Griffin Pipe Products Company

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Vermeer is introducing a new laser-guided, grade-control pipe installation system that the company says has several design features not available on other on grade equipment currently available in North America.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A new self-propelled, all-in-one robotic crawler/cutter/video system for reinstating laterals in newly lined sewer mains has been introduced to the North American market by Cosmic Top Hat, LLC.

The bucket rig is a form of the rotary drill rig.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In August, Underground Construction magazine and other industry publications received this brief editorial "bulletin":

"The Plastics Pipe Institute retracts its news release dated June 11, 2008, and its contents therein." There was no mention of what the June 11 press release was about or a summary of what it contained.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

There is no question that a shortage of labor is affecting underground construction projects.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When completed in 2011, the Chicago Spire will be the tallest building in North America and the world's tallest all residential building. With 150 floors rising to a roof height of 2,000 feet, the structure will rise higher than Chicago's Sears Tower, Toronto's CN Tower and the Freedom Tower to be built in New York City.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Closed circuit television (CCTV) inspections have become the standard method for inspecting the condition of the inside of underground pipe infrastructure, providing information about their condition and areas where deterioration and damage require pipes be repaired, rehabilitated or replaced. CCTV inspections also verify repairs are properly made and that new pipe has been correctly installed.

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