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IPBA Active Again; Promotes Pipebursting Benefits
“Even though the rehabilitation industry has been fairly steady,” he explains, “with the downturn in the economy the volume of pipebursting has also diminished in some areas on a region by region basis. The association is needed to promote the pipebursting technology through unbiased training, education and technical support. It is a way to de-mystify and teach engineers and/or municipalities the limits, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of the technology. It is an organization where the contracting community has the primary obligation of providing a high level of confidence for the technology.
“The IPBA is structured to be independent of any one manufacturer, vendor or contractor. The dissemination of non-biased, independent information about the technology will give the engineers and municipalities a better understanding and a higher comfort level for specifying the use of the pipebursting technology. To further provide information on pipe bursting, IPBA is presenting a Pipebursting – View From the Field education track at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) on January 20, 2011 in Houston.”
NASSCO is a national organization of several hundred members representing rehabilitation industry manufacturers and suppliers, municipalities and utility districts, engineers and contracting firms.
Current officers of the IPBA are:
Chairman, Brian Metcalf, Hammerhead Trenchless Equipment
Vice Chairman, George Mallakis, TT Technologies
Secretary/Treasurer, Jarrett Cowden, Hammerhead Trenchless Equipment
Past Chairman, Collins Orton, TT Technologies
NASSCO Advisor, Gerry Muenchmeyer, P.E., Muenchmeyer Associates
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
International Pipe Bursting Association, (410) 486-3500, www.nassco.org