Charleston Water System (CWS) is no stranger to using trenchless technology to address its underground infrastructure needs. Recently, CWS employed it once again to structurally rehabilitate 15,600 lf of reinforced concrete and ductile iron sewer and more than 20 manholes.
Author Sharon Bueno
Sharon Bueno is the Managing Editor of Trenchless Technology magazine.
New Castle County, Del., has taken a proactive approach to its sewer maintenance needs over the last 30 years in order to provide better service to its 400,000 population and reduce the frequency and severity of its sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs).
Parents can attest to the fact that when a child hands them a problem, it’s instinctual to try and figure out a way to make things right in the world, even if it means coming out of semi-retirement to do so. Such was the case in 1984 when Tom Sutliff, a salesman for a video inspection equipment company, went to his electrical engineer father with a problem.
Culverts and storm sewers have been a part of our infrastructure even before the advent of the federal highway system in the 1940s and 1950s, when the demand and the necessity for drainage pipes sprang from the growth in the number of automobiles traveling the roadways.
Since the announcement came at the end of January, the trenchless community has been buzzing about the deal that put two key lateral players under the same parent company. Once rivals, now they are colleagues: LMK Technologies and Perma-Liner Industries.
Larry Kiest Jr. has attained a great level of success through hard work, perseverance and a passion for the trenchless industry. He started his business — LMK Enterprises, now known as LMK Technologies – from the ground up and is now a leading authority on the rehabilitation of laterals.
For more than 20 years, the Laney name has been synonymous with the horizontal directional drilling industry, particularly in the oil and gas pipeline market. But change has been under way the last few years at Laney Directional Drilling, bringing with it a renewed swagger and pride among its leaders and employees.
2012 marks a significant anniversary for the Earth Boring company — 65 years in business. Though Tom Yarley is not here to mark the anniversary, his passion for the trenchless industry lives on through his wife, Carmen, and son, Gene Woodbridge, owners of Earth Boring Co. Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
There are more than 1 million miles of water mains in North America today, providing residential and commercial users with the water they need each day.
Trenchless Technology magazine’s first issue was published in July 1992.
John Milligan sets goals and challenges that push him to be a stronger person and to live life without regret — a credo he encourages others to follow as they navigate through their lives.
2012 is barely six months old and yet the news coming out of Orleans, Ind., would reflect a year’s worth for most companies.
When it comes to a directional drilling project, no part of the job gets more down and dirty and outright abused than the drill pipe. This pipe is made to take a beating day in and day out and it is critical to any project’s success or failure.
Forty years ago, the rehabilitation of an egg-shaped sewer was successfully completed in the London Borough of Hackney.
Drill pipe can be described as the unsung hero of a directional drilling job — not the part of the project that gets the flashy headlines or even a mention of its contribution to the project’s completion. But make no mistake that it is critical to the success, and yes sometimes failure of a project.
Figuring out what a project costs is more than just slapping down a number that represents your best guess. It is a much more intricate and precise processthat is critical to keeping a business running and, yes, even making a small profit.
When asking manufacturers and contractors how things are progressing in the HDD market over the past several years, it hasn’t been a fun topic. Sales were slow, work was scarce and spirits were low.