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Massachusetts is rich in history, but not everything “old” is charming. An example is the aging infrastructure that is often hidden or buried in many cities throughout the state.

Bob Johnston, outgoing president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association and a vice president at Henkels & McCoy, proclaimed 2008 to be a “very good year” to the 565 attendees at the association’s 61st annual convention.

Ed Kampbell, P.E.

In May 2008, the Virginia Department of Transportation issued the results of a study “to evaluate the potential for impacts on water quality from use of the steam cured CIPP process.”

When Sempra Energy’s Pipelines and Storage business unit needed to install a new pipeline from Sempra LNG’s new Cameron LNG receipt terminal to existing interstate pipelines north of the LNG facility, they were well aware that the project presented special challenges.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

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.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Vermeer Corp. has introduced a software tool for estimating the environmental impact of various underground utility construction methods.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

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.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

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.

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