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The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) has added two new online software aids to assist in the design and installation of polyethylene (PE) pipe.

Challenging underground projects attract interest -- contractors who complete difficult jobs like to talk about them and manufacturers of equipment used are quick to tout the capabilities of their products.

Photo caption: Jon Sowl (left), instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, accepts donation of Case engine from Russ Wadzinski, general manager of Case Customer Center.

Doug Chick, a trenchless industry pioneer and a founder of Insituform Technologies passed away at age 87 on May 5.

Hobas Pipe USA is offering a Hydraulic Calculator that compares flows of pipes of two different diameters. It uses the Manning’s coefficient to account for various hydraulic scenarios and works for new construction or rehabilitation. This tool is provided free of charge as a quick reference guide.

The latest information on UCT 2012, including schedule, hotel information, educational program, certification programs, entertainment, golf, sponsorships and more.

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the National Transportation Safety Board issued their final report on the pipeline explosion in San Bruno, CA, that occurred on Sept. 9, 2010. A 30-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) ruptured in this residential area, killing eight people.

Common Ground Alliance (CGA) partnered with 3M and Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, to promote the 811 “Call Before You Dig” phone number at the Aug. 7 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, a race he won in 2010.

Manufacturers of construction equipment today are committed to “good” ergonomics, and they actively promote ergonomic features of their products in sales and advertising efforts.

It’s among the most historic, unspoiled and coveted vacation spots anywhere in North America. Located off the southern tip of Cape Cod, MA, Martha’s Vineyard is the largest true island along the East Coast of the United States.

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