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When the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) were formed in the 1920s, the agency embarked on its first major project – the construction of the backbone trunk sewer of the Joint Outfall System (JOS).

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) recently awarded CH2M HILL a contract to provide professional engineering services as part of an $880 million plan to restore the Everglades.

RJN Group Inc. is in the midst of a sewer rehabilitation and improvement design project in the Stokes Pump Station Tributary Area for the City of Hot Springs, AR, to assist with wet weather flows.

The Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) is busy preparing for its 60th Annual Convention to be held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC, May 11-15.

Underground utility construction today utilizes many “trenchless” construction and rehabilitation procedures that may greatly reduce the need to dig trenches or excavations to install and maintain buried infrastructure.

A national winter weather emergency may have slowed traffic initially for the 2014 RehabZone, but organizers were still pleased with the results of the annual event held in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) in Houston.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) promoted Daniel B. McCausland, national director of business development, to vice president.

Aegion Corporation recently announced that its subsidiary, Insituform Technologies, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $10 million from the City of Baltimore, MD.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has approved the use of Advanced Drainage Systems’ (ADS) High Performance (HP) polypropylene (PP) pipe in 12 through 60 inch diameters for 100-year design service life applications in accordance with FDOT’s 2014 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Section 948-7.

Advertisers from the print edition of Underground Construction, April 2014, Vol. 69, No. 4.