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With the advent of new construction technologies comes the need for proven field tests to advance their use. Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) using ductile iron pipe, first introduced in 1994, is a method of installing the pipe underground without digging a trench.

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR), the nation’s largest privately owned trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, recently installed cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) to renew more than 1,600 feet of water lines serving a North Dallas suburb water treatment plant. IPR installed its pressure pipe renewal system provided by RS Technik using Dow custom formulated resins.

Logiball is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since 1983, the company has been providing test and seal packers, reinforced multi-size plugs, carrier packers for sectional liners, lateral cleaning equipment and specialized tools for the rehabilitation and maintenance of collections systems.

MTI Equipment, a global leader in pre-owned underground construction equipment sales, has appointed Kevin Smith as general manager of the company’s Englewood, FL-based facility. MTI joined The Charles Machine Works Inc. family of companies in December 2012.

Construction estimating software developer HCSS has released findings from its 2013 Heavy Civil/Infrastructure Estimating Survey offering insights to issues affecting the heavy/highway industry. HCSS received survey responses from 442 companies across the U.S. and Canada.

Global demand for plastic pipe is projected to rise 8.5 percent annually through 2017 to 11.2 billion meters, improving significantly from growth posted between 2007 and 2012. Advances will come in large part from increased construction spending in all global regions, since plastic pipe is most heavily utilized in construction applications.

William Leslie “Bill” Unsworth, of Ontario, Canada passed away suddenly on May 3 at his residence at the age of 56.

Donald Dean “Dandy Don” French, 85, passed away on April 6. He was born on Feb. 3, 1928 to Cecil and Jeanette French in Drumright, OK.

The following are comments regarding articles from the April edition of Underground Construction:

Mark, Dickey and Steve Laney, well-known for their many years as road boring and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors, are rebranding and expanding their business.

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