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The Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) has identified the need for, and has approved the drafting of, guidance documents to improve the efficiency, quality and implementation of activities related to creation avoidance and elimination of cross bores.

On Jan. 29, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its 2015 Broadband Progress Report stating that broadband deployment is failing to keep pace with today’s advanced, high-quality voice, data, graphics and video offerings.

Baroid Industrial Drilling Products senior account representative Thomas A. Tibor, 63, of Guthrie, OK, passed away on Jan. 23.

Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. (Con Edison) is seeking an electric delivery service rate increase to support system reliability, storm hardening, better technology and online service enhancements beginning Jan.1, 2016. It would be the company’s first rate increase since April 1, 2012.

As reported by the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the city of Columbus, OH, is taking a new approach in solving the problem of sanitary sewer overflows, by spending its capital dollars above ground, transforming neighborhoods and creating permanent jobs.

The Virginia Tech Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center will be offering a workshop on Advancing Asset Management in Your Utility Workshop, to be held on March 10-11, 2015 at the Virginia Tech Arlington Research Center in Arlington, Virginia.

RALEIGH, N.C. (February 10, 2015) —Surveying members of the Construction Personnel Executives Group, FMI reports, “24 percent of respondents will be unable to bid more work and 32 percent will experience slow growth if their companies cannot reasonably meet the need for skilled labor and tradespeople.” Top executives at the largest contract firms in the U.S. took part in the survey.

If you are interested in reducing cross bore risk associated with all types of utilities, this is the best opportunity to get involved. Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) is creating a “Best Practice for Cross Bore Safety” document, with involvement from numerous participating organizations and their members to be inclusive of all underground utility stakeholders. Committee formation is now starting. If you are interested in participating, further information can be found at http://crossboresafety.org/Best%20Practices.htm.

Luby Equipment Services, Fenton, MO, has acquired the assets of H Edwards Equipment, which had been the CASE dealer for light equipment in the Caseyville area for many years.

Jacobs Associates and Boise-based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC announce that the two firms have merged, to form McMillen Jacobs Associates Inc.

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