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The San Elijo Joint Powers Authority (SEJPA), in partnership with the city of Solana Beach, CA, announced the completion of its Storm Water Diversion Structure at Seascape Sur in Solana Beach.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The disposal of drilling fluid residue has been a concern since horizontal directional drilling (HDD) was first used for underground utility construction.

Norman “Ed” Kampbell

The discussion around the proper design methodology of coatings and liners installed in sanitary sewer manhole structures is creating quite a roar in some circles these days.

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed the approval of Congress, after the Senate voted against the project on Nov. 18, 2014 by a vote of 59-41. The House passed its version of the bill on Nov. 21, 2014.

CH2M HILL has been awarded a program management contract for the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department’s $3.3 billion Ocean Outfall Legislation (OOL) Program.

Members of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) will gather in New Orleans from Feb. 7-12, for the association’s 54th Annual Convention.

In November 2014, Dr. Tom Iseley, founder of Buried Asset Management Institute- International (BAMI-I) and Director of Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University, traveled to the Far East and Southeast Asia to conduct a 12-day program to promote the importance of innovation, validation and education to meet the expanding global challenges of the world’s rapidly deteriorating underground infrastructure.

The Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) has formed a new chapter covering the region from Austin through San Antonio and down to Laredo, TX.

Gas producers and pipelines seem to be in general agreement about a FERC proposal to improve coordination between gas suppliers and electric transmission providers.

A group of Clemson University civil engineering students stepped outside the classroom recently for some hands-on learning in underground construction thanks to a neighbor who happens to be an expert in the field.

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