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One of the challenges facing municipalities in the replacement of failing pipelines is that many of these pipelines are located in developed and populated areas.

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A flurry of new water infrastructure funding bills has made an appearance of Capitol Hill.

Margaret H. “Maggie” Kull, 78, wife of Ed Kull (former executive director of the American Pipeline Contractors Association), passed away Dec. 15, 2013 in Odessa, TX.

According to the Associated Press, Vectren Corp. has proposed replacing more than 1,000 miles of aging, underground natural gas lines across much of Indiana in a project costing some $865 million.

On Nov. 19, 2013, the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) held its annual meeting of members and the fall meeting of the board of directors.

ConExpo-Con/Agg is a massive event. With an expected 130,000 people attending the show and thousands of exhibitors, it is easy for the underground construction niche to be overlooked and overwhelmed within the show’s principal areas of road building, bridges, asphalt, cement, site prep, cranes, etc. products and personnel.

On Sept. 12, 2013, energy experts, lawmakers and leading industry figures met at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in a bold effort to determine the cost that misguided regulation imposes on growth.

How do you replace two regional water delivery pipelines that run directly underneath a major interstate freeway and lay across an active earthquake fault?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been one of the sleepiest federal regulatory agencies for the past decade, under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.