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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.

CityLiner is a premier mobile CIPP technology providing everything customers need to maintain and repair wastewater piping systems.

Krylon Industrial Multi Purpose Epoxy is ideal for use over prepared steel and masonry surfaces in a variety of industrial applications.

Saertex-Liner is a 100 percent fiberglass liner designed for gravity pipe systems.

National Liner LLC has introduced a trenchless rehabilitation lining process that uses see-through PVC panels to rehabilitate circular pipes, box culverts and structures of other shapes.