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In May 2008, the Virginia Department of Transportation issued the results of a study “to evaluate the potential for impacts on water quality from use of the steam cured CIPP process.”

When Sempra Energy’s Pipelines and Storage business unit needed to install a new pipeline from Sempra LNG’s new Cameron LNG receipt terminal to existing interstate pipelines north of the LNG facility, they were well aware that the project presented special challenges.

Insituform has announced a new product for pressure pipe rehabilitation.

Insituform’s iPlus Infusion achieves a tight fitting pipe-within-a-pipe by implementing a pull-in installation method.

Issues resulting from accidental damage to underground utilities continue to receive priority in the underground construction industry as initiatives to protect buried facilities gain momentum.

Reno, NV, offers many attractions to live up to its billing as “The Biggest Little City In The World.” When choosing a contractor for a sewer rehabilitation project that involved both busy downtown and more remote idyllic settings, city of Reno engineers selected cured in place pipe (CIPP) specialist PIPEnology to avoid disrupting the city’s activities.

Vermeer Corp. has introduced a software tool for estimating the environmental impact of various underground utility construction methods.

Vacuworx International has introduced a vacuum device designed specifically for utility construction applications. It is expected to be widely used for handling and positioning pipe, but also can lift many other types of material.

Underground utility construction projects most often are classified as either new construction, usually to extend or upgrade services, or replacement/rehabilitation of old or failing buried infrastructure.