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The Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) has identified the need for, and has approved the drafting of, guidance documents to improve the efficiency, quality and implementation of activities related to creation avoidance and elimination of cross bores.

Al Asher & Sons Inc., www.alasher.com

American Augers, www.trencor.com

American Pipeline Contractors Assn., www.americanpipeline.org

Arntzen Corp., www.arntzenrolling.com

Audio Supply Inc., www.thatyellowbox.com

Avanti International, www.avantigrout.com

Barbco Inc., www.barbco.com

Bit Brokers, www.bitbrokers.com

BKW Inc., www.bkwinc.com

Bobcat Co., www.bobcat.com

Carylon, www.caryloncorp.com

Caterpillar Inc. (CATBC), www.cat.com

Chrysler Group

Copperhead Industries, www.copperheadwire.com

Digital Control Inc., www.digitrak.com

The digital edition of Underground Construction, February 2015, Vol. 70, No. 2.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The city of Fort Worth is in the fourth year of a multi-year program with the goal of inspecting all of its large-diameter sanitary sewer lines, grading their condition in order to schedule needed repairs and rehabilitation, and addressing the most critical needs first. (A separate program addresses smaller-diameter pipes.)

Randy Happel, Contributing Editor

An experienced panel of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) experts with several prominent underground construction companies shared challenges, concerns, frustrations and optimism during a roundtable discussion held in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) in January at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

On Jan. 29, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its 2015 Broadband Progress Report stating that broadband deployment is failing to keep pace with today’s advanced, high-quality voice, data, graphics and video offerings.

When trying to get a handle on the economic activity, outlook and trends of the underground construction and rehabilitation industry, I keep getting mixed signals. Most of the market segments are primed and ready to take off, yet 2015 has started off slowly and tentatively.

Baroid Industrial Drilling Products senior account representative Thomas A. Tibor, 63, of Guthrie, OK, passed away on Jan. 23.

Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. (Con Edison) is seeking an electric delivery service rate increase to support system reliability, storm hardening, better technology and online service enhancements beginning Jan.1, 2016. It would be the company’s first rate increase since April 1, 2012.

As reported by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the city of Columbus, OH, is taking a new approach in solving the problem of sanitary sewer overflows, by spending its capital dollars above ground, transforming neighborhoods and creating permanent jobs.

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