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AECOM and URS Corporation announced on July 13 the execution of a definitive agreement under which AECOM will acquire all outstanding shares of URS for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $4 billion or $56.31 per URS share, based on the AECOM closing share price as of July 11, 2014.

Advertisers from the print edition of Underground Construction, July 2014, Vol. 69 No. 7.

Now partway through a 10-year, $4-billion capital program, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is experiencing the largest expansion in its history.

The new NCG24-535 water jet lances are rated for applications requiring operating pressures of up to 24,000 psi and designed to reduce the chance of hose or fitting failure.

Water and wastewater pipe demand in the U.S. will grow 7.7 percent per year to $18.1 billion in 2018.

Expanding on its previously available options for the HydraLiner Lateral Lining system, HammerHead’s new single base resin system comes with three choices of curing agent hardeners.

Spot/point repairs by LMK Technologies, Logiball, Ratech Electronics, Infrastructure Repair Systems, Perma-Liner Industries, AMerik Engineering and Masterliner.

In 2016, NASSCO will celebrate its 40th year of setting standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As we look forward, we also look back to those who have made significant contributions and have impacted the continued acceptance and use of trenchless technologies. This month’s story features Jack Doheny, founder of the Jack Doheny Companies. It is the second installment in a series of articles exploring the history of NASSCO through the eyes of industry leaders:

Pipe and cable locating equipment by Ditch Witch, McLaughlin, Heath Consultants, Sensors & Software, Copperhead, Schonstedt, Subsurface Instruments and SENSIT Technologies.

The headline from a recent Wall Street Journal article read “Seven States Running Out Of Water.” It took a moment for the significance of that statement to sink in. How could an entire state be running out of water, the essence of life?