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WennSoft, a leading provider of operational solutions, has been named to the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club. This status was awarded to WennSoft based on its outstanding commitment to customer satisfaction.

New Jersey American Water typically spends about $150 million every year on capital projects. Approximately $40 million of that is spent updating the pipes, pumps and valves that make up its nearly 9,000 miles of underground infrastructure.

In the latest installment of the Keystone XL pipeline saga, TransCanada received a go-ahead for the Gulf Coast section of its project.

John R. Kosnak, P.E., M. SAME and Harry R. Price, P.E., F. SAME

Following catastrophic failures encountered by the original owner of the Oakland Macomb Interceptor System -- the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) -- the need for condition-based asset management was identified. At DWSD’s request, NTH Consultants, Ltd. (NTH) performed a condition assessment of the entire Oakland Macomb Interceptor System primarily through the use of closed circuit television.

C. Vipulanadan, PhD, P.E., professor and director of Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston

The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) is currently working on projects related to composite coatings to protect reinforced concrete and repair methods for corroded steel piles. Over the years, CIGMAT researchers have developed unique testing facilities and developed test protocols approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to test grouts and coatings for infrastructure rehabilitation. A Life Cycle Cost model (CIGMAT-LCC) for wastewater systems has been developed and may be viewed on the CIGMAT website.

Vincent Rice has considerable experience planning underground installation jobs and is proud of his company’s successful pre-planning project track record. Rice, founder and president of Aaron Enterprises, York, PA, is extremely knowledgeable in the various disciplines of trenchless technology, and has been providing personalized trenchless installation services since 1976. The company focuses on auger boring, tunneling and directional drilling, and is known within their south central Pennsylvania trade territory as “rock specialists.”

Lucid Energy, a provider of renewable energy systems and pioneer in the development of in-pipe hydropower, announced that San Antonio Water System (SAWS) will be the site of the first LucidPipe Power System installation in Texas.

Attaching in seconds to the ROVVER X inspection crawler, the new RedLine laser accessory is all you need to geometrically profile the inside of buried pipelines.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Pipelines Division held its annual conference in Miami Beach, FL, in August with record attendance of more than 650.

ConocoPhillips Alaska, among the most active companies exploring for oil and gas in northern Alaska, found a lot not to like in the Obama administration decision in mid-August with regard to development of the 22.8 million acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

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