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Sewer Jetter Winterization Sewer Jetter Winterization
Dec 18, 2014
While the wintertime provides a variety of challenges to plumbers and drain cleaning technicians (frozen pipes, frozen ground, bad road conditions), a particular issue worth highlighting is the threat cold weather can pose to your sewer/hydro jetter. more >>

 

2014 Top 10 Trenchless Design Firms 2014 Top 10 Trenchless Design Firms
Dec 16, 2014
The Top 10 Trenchless Design Firms have done some incredible work. Here, each has highlighted one trenchless project. more >>

 

Pipe Cleaning System Removes Tuberculation, Corrosion, Biofilms and Tar-based Liners Pipe Cleaning System Removes Tuberculation, Corrosion, Biofilms and Tar-based Liners
Dec 15, 2014
Imagine a dry, cost-effective, pipe cleaning solution that removes tuberculation, corrosion, biofilms and old tar-based liners, then dries and inspects the pipe in same-day return-to-service conditions. Many would consider an all-in-one cleaning process difficult to deliver, yet Envirologics Engineering Inc. has created a technology that can do just that without the need for service bypass. more >>

 

New 700-megawatt Power Generating Station in New Jersey Relied on HDD to Get the Conduit Installed New 700-megawatt Power Generating Station in New Jersey Relied on HDD to Get the Conduit Installed
Dec 15, 2014
A new, 700-megawatt, gas-fired power generating station is under construction in Woodbridge, N.J., that, when completed, will transmit power generated by this new facility to an existing substation three miles away. Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) was successfully used to install more than 11,000 ft of high-voltage transmission lines across two wetland areas and the Raritan River. more >>

 

Traditional Walkover Systems Could Not Be Used for an Idaho Project Traditional Walkover Systems Could Not Be Used for an Idaho Project
Dec 15, 2014
Prime Horizontal recently completed a job in which traditional walkover systems could not be used due to the depth of the bore being drilled. The project took place at the Cabinet Gorge Dam, a concrete gravity-arch hydroelectric dam on the Clark Fork River in Idaho. more >>

 

Using CIPP for Water Mains Using CIPP for Water Mains
Dec 15, 2014
As infrastructure ages, water utility owners are tasked with the replacement of water mains that are reaching the end of their useful life. While certain sections of water main can be replaced with a common open cut-and-replace-method, others run under highways, down busy streets and under rivers. more >>

 

Trenchless Contractor’s Pipe Ramming Solution Spares City Months of Delay Trenchless Contractor’s Pipe Ramming Solution Spares City Months of Delay
Dec 15, 2014
The five-person crew from Iowa Trenchless LC of Panora, Iowa, had anticipated a routine casing installation with a guided-auger boring technique. They were to install 300 ft of 16-in. diameter steel casing pipe for a new sanitary sewer main under Interstate 280 for the City of Moline, Ill. more >>

 

Stantec Finds Key Niche in Trenchless Market Stantec Finds Key Niche in Trenchless Market
Dec 15, 2014
Stantec doesn’t try to hide its assertive business style, and its employees and principals will tell you they take pride in the firm’s ultimate goal — becoming a Top 10 global design firm. It’s a goal set 15 years ago by former CEO Tony Franceschini and one that may soon be realized. more >>