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Michael Reed, Contributing Editor

It is often said along the East Coast that no two storms are alike, and so it was with Superstorm Sandy, which unleashed the full brunt of its fearsome wrath on the New York City area on Oct. 29, 2012.

Drilling fluid additives and the water that contains them are an essential part and expense of successfully completing a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation, and the longer the bore and larger the product being installed, the more drilling fluids cost.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Inrock has introduced a sophisticated new directional drilling guidance tool component that accurately measures bit inclination and notifies guidance engineers of any deviation or deflection in a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) drill path.

Ruth Michels was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison Construction Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award on April 25 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A practical and cost-efficient method to accurately locate buried plastic pipe has been developed by 3M, addressing the inability of conventional locating equipment to detect HDPE, MDPE and PVC pipe and conduit that does not contain tracer wire.

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), a manufacturer of corrugated plastic pipe, has opened a new distribution yard.

EPA recently announced that Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, was awarded first place in the site design category in EPA’s second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge competition.

S&N Communications, a provider of construction and maintenance services to telecomm, cable and utility companies, based in Kernersville, NC, and with corporate offices in Louisa, VA, was recently awarded a major contract for fiber optic work in West Virginia and Pittsburgh, PA.

The Province reports that Enbridge has ensured labor peace for its $6.5 billion (CN) Northern Gateway pipeline project.

Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have been in hot debate over its delayed construction, saying it is a political ploy aimed at putting off the decision on the devisive pipeline project until after midterm elections in November.

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