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Editor’s Note: The following comments are in response to the March Editor’s Watch column written by Underground Construction Editor Robert Carpenter, entitled “Labor: Inhibitor To Growth?”

AT&T announced in April that it wants to bring its ultrafast U-Verse GigaPower Internet service to as many as 25 metropolitan areas in the U.S.

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.

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.

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

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $46 million of heavy equipment and trucks during a two-day unreserved public auction at the company’s permanent auction site in Houston, TX, on April 16-17.

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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