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Jon Haas had been using piercing tools as part of a military experiment, installing pipes under roads and runways. After completing some of the bores, he was puzzled to see water coming from an elevated fill section of the pavement he was working on. The only possible explanation for water at this highpoint was that it must have been trapped under the pavement. The bore from the piercing tool released it.

The digital edition of Underground Construction, November 2014, Vol. 69, No. 11.

Universal HDD welcomes UNI West HDD as the new exclusive Western Canadian distributor for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They are the exclusive distributor for all Universal HDD equipment including HDD drills, parts and service.

Universal HDD offers pipe and tooling for all HDD rigs, locating equipment, mud systems, UNI Hammer, and new and used equipment. 844-UNI-WEST (844.864.9378); unihddcanada.net

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In some cases, that’s a good thing.

Further empowering construction companies to improve productivity, run more efficiently and decrease maintenance costs, Case Construction Equipment has announced the introduction of its SiteWatch app for the iPad.

The RT1200 is an all-new riding trencher designed with versatility and productivity in mind.

The Lift-a-Load Elevating Platform Trailer can be hydraulically lowered flat to ground height or raised up to dock height.

Fort Worth Water Director Frank Crumb retired Sept. 12 after more than 30 years of employment with the city of Fort Worth, TX. In October, he accepted a position with Half Associaties.

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), of North Central Texas has earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Silver award for their Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project.