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The 2010 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition – best known as the UCT show – was held in Florida for the first time in January at the Tampa Convention Center.

For the second consecutive year, there were concerns that the continuing recession would impact attendance, and, in fact, final attendance figures showed a slight decrease from the number that attended the 2009 UCT in San Antonio.

Even so, UCT was termed a success.

Cured-in-place pipe rehabilitation technology for sewer systems has been an industry force for decades. The technology is generally well-accepted as an excellent trenchless alternative to dig-and-replace.

The TriHawk II drill bit performs best when drilling in dry compressed soil conditions and is a good choice when drilling in hardpan, dry clay and any other compacted soils.

The RockReamer is a versatile, cost effective hole opener for HDD – cutting downtime as easily as it cuts rock.

The Aggressive Talon Rock Bit is a multi-use bit manufactured for HDD applications in a variety of soil conditions, including sandstone, shale and chunk rock.

The Ogre stacked plate reamer performs in hard soil conditions including shale, sandstone, caliches and cobbles.

Utilizing a patented tri-cone roller bit and specialized drill head housing, the RS8 rock drilling system allows simple setup, low fluid usage, use of standard locator transmitters and excellent steering efficiency.

One of the most dangerous aspects of underground construction is working in closely confined spaces as manholes, underground vaults, sewer pipes, tunnels and pipes, other enclosed areas and open excavations more than four feet deep.

Go Green with the Direct Bore featuring a box end housing with a new stronger door, designed to take the abuse of those tough condition bores.

For home internet users with broadband connections, "high speed" service usually is considered a necessity. Yet there are many regions in America that do not have broadband access, and an increasing number of small communities recognize attracting new business is unlikely to succeed without access to broadband.