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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a direct final rule that applies the requirements of the August 2010 cranes and derricks in construction standard to demolition work and underground construction, the agency revealed in mid-August.

Aging infrastructure, population growth, legislative and legal developments have all contributed to an ongoing need to consider dynamic water management strategies and solutions while concurrently facing economic challenges.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., has announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of 100 percent of Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) and a 50 percent interest in El Paso Natural Gas (EPNG) pipeline from Kinder Morgan Inc.

Growing Blue announced that IBM, Xylem Inc. and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), represented by its Center for Sustainable Communities, have joined as new members of the Growing Blue network. The organizations will become part of Growing Blue's executive committee and will support its mission of raising awareness about water resource challenges and the need for thoughtful solutions.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies Team LLC

Pipe bursting is a trenchless replacement method in which an existing pipe is broken either by brittle fracture or by splitting, using an internal, mechanically applied force by a bursting tool. At the same time, a new pipe of the same or larger diameter is pulled in, replacing the existing pipe.

Following a lengthy illness, Clovis Hester, 83, passed away on July 27 in Drumright, OK.

Sam A. Arnaout, P.E., senior vice president of engineering with Hanson Engineered Products, was among the four experts selected to lead University of Texas at Arlington’s new course on concrete pipe design.

Jerry Davis, vice president of operations for North American Composites Company, a division of Interplastic Corporation, announced they have achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for their 27 distribution facilities.

Greg Gapinski has joined Snelson Companies Inc. as president. He has over 20 years of experience in the pipeline and energy industry.

Insituform Technologies, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, has been awarded a $5 million contract from the city of Beverly Hills, CA, for the rehabilitation of over 135,000 feet of small-diameter sewer pipelines.

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