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Underground Construction's Traci Read interviews LaValley Industries president Jason LaValley, Jan. 13 2011.

The VER-T-POL, a product of Oklahoma Design Technologies, is used to support poles for trenching or excavation during utility work, such as replacing water lines and sewer lines.

Akkerman Inc. recently unveiled the 1548 Haul Unit featuring enhanced operator safety and comfort combined with improved productivity for spoil removal starting with Akkerman’s 600 TBM up to their BS 1440 excavator shield.

The AMRAK Adjustable Meter Riser Assembly Kit
The three-piece PVC adjustable meter riser assembly kit (AMRAK) includes a double kick 24-inch radius bend, riser and expansion cylinder with adapter, clamp and screws.

Root control products from Duke's Root Control, RootX and Vaporooter.

The latest in grouting technology and equipment from Logiball, Avanti, CETCO, Aries Industries, Prime Resins, Parson Environmental, de neef Construction Chemicals and CUES.

While oil and gas transmission pipeline construction has slowed compared to 2008, projections from two different studies still predict a solid market for the next few years and continued growth in natural gas and consumption through 2030.

For more than 30 years, video inspection has been a fundamental analytical tool for the evaluation and assessment of pipeline integrity. Originally developed as an aid for sewer system maintenance, video inspection equipment has played a key role in the development of a variety of trenchless rehabilitation methods.

On Aug. 17, 1999, a powerful earthquake hit Turkey’s Marmara region, destroying the city of Istanbul, causing more than 17,000 deaths and 40,000 injuries. In the wake of this region’s disaster, there are predictions of another large earthquake occurring in Istanbul in the near future.

This past year (2010) was a busy and eventful period for NASSCO (the National Association of Sewer Service Companies).

There were many highlights, said NASSCO President Brad Dutruch, including: