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Rita Tubb, Executive Editor

The United States and Canada will require an annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of nearly $30 billion per year, or $641 billion total over the 22-year period from 2014 to 2035, a new study finds.

Source: HDD® Inc., has completed a move into a new 43,000 square foot facility.

Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: 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.

Special to Underground Construction

Jon Haas had been using piercing tools as part of a military experiment, installing pipes under roads and runways. After completing some of the bores, he was puzzled to see water coming from an elevated fill section of the pavement he was working on. The only possible explanation for water at this highpoint was that it must have been trapped under the pavement. The bore from the piercing tool released it.

Universal HDD welcomes UNI West HDD as the new exclusive Western Canadian distributor for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They are the exclusive distributor for all Universal HDD equipment including HDD drills, parts and service.

Universal HDD offers pipe and tooling for all HDD rigs, locating equipment, mud systems, UNI Hammer, and new and used equipment. 844-UNI-WEST (844.864.9378); unihddcanada.net

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In some cases, that’s a good thing.

Further empowering construction companies to improve productivity, run more efficiently and decrease maintenance costs, Case Construction Equipment has announced the introduction of its SiteWatch app for the iPad.

Fort Worth Water Director Frank Crumb retired Sept. 12 after more than 30 years of employment with the city of Fort Worth, TX. In October, he accepted a position with Half Associaties.

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), of North Central Texas has earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Silver award for their Line J, Section 1 Pipeline project.

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