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As the countdown to the 2011 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition continues, the scope of the overall program is worth exploring. While the primary educational program runs Tuesday, Jan. 25 through Thursday, Jan. 27, a strategic inclusion of special programs rounds out almost a full week of educational opportunities.

An effective chemical root control product, Vaporooter is guaranteed to kill roots on contact and prevent growth in sanitary sewer systems for a period of three years following application.

Designed to inspect sewer and stormwater infrastructure at a fraction the cost and time of traditional methods, the QuickView zoom survey camera incorporates new patent-pending Haloptic technology to boost the range, alignment and precision of its illumination.

Masterliner can transform a problem pipe into a new, strong, leak proof system in a matter of hours.

Protal 7200 is a fast cure, one coat epoxy coating that can be hand or spray applied to girth welds, tie-ins, fittings and rehabilitation of existing pipelines.

Cherne Rupture Disc Technology is now available for large diameter Test-Ball and Muni-Ball plugs.

RS MaxPatch is a new alternative to sectional point repair.

Rubber tire trenchers from Ditch Witch, Astec Underground, Vermeer and Mid America Trenchers.

In order to comply with Florida’s increasing demands for energy while ensuring reliable supplies of natural gas, the Florida Gas Transmission Company is currently expanding its pipeline network. The Phase VIII Expansion project adds 772 km (480 miles) of pipeline to the network, allowing more gas to be transported from Houston to Florida. This additional natural gas is primarily used for electricity generation in local power plants thereby covering the daily power requirements of up to 1 million households.

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is in the midst of a multi-million dollar, multi-year capital improvement and replacement program that is expanding and rehabilitating the district’s entire wastewater collection and treatment system. It is the largest, most extensive improvement program in the history of the district.