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Brierley Associates continues to grow and celebrates the opening of a new office located in Burnsville, MN.

C. Vipulanadan, PhD, P.E., professor and director of Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston

The main focus of the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) research is on infrastructure maintenances and developing new smart materials for construction, maintenance and repair applications.

BOND, a construction management and general contracting firm, has announced several key hires at its Connecticut and New Jersey offices as part of the company’s long-term expansion plans.

Xylem is relocating its Chesapeake, VA, branch office, which is part of Xylem Dewatering Solutions, featuring Godwin products and Flygt pumps for construction and mining.

From the second quarter of 2014 Volvo CE customers will be able to have their Tier 4i/Stage IIIb machines fitted with a special engine conversion kit. This kit will enable Volvo owners to sell their used machines on to countries where high-sulphur fuels are still used.

Picote Oy Ltd., headquartered in Porvoo, Finland has selected LMK Technologies as its North American Distributor for the full line of trenchless drain rehabilitation machinery and tools for use in cured-in‐place pipe (CIPP) and drain cleaning. LMK Technologies located in Ottawa, IL, is an industry leader in trenchless rehabilitation for lateral sewer lines and mainline to lateral connection systems.

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, has announced findings from its comprehensive 2012 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

From its beginning, tunneling has been a specialty of Akkerman Inc. As the company celebrates its 40th year of continuous operation in 2013, Akkerman remains a leader in underground construction through its development, manufacture and support of quality pipe jacking and microtunneling equipment used to install a variety of underground infrastructure.

Richard Neil Horton of League City, TX, passed away on Aug. 18, at the age of 85. Horton served as vice president of both Ingersoll Rand and Sullair Corp. prior to founding 247 Equipment Co. Inc. in the early 1980s.

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), a trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, has announced its new board of directors for 2013.

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