It’s unlikely that Jason Miller, a humble, mild-mannered pipeline and utilities installer from Walnut Creek, Ohio, will ever view the Web-published version of this article as it appears on the Internet. That’s because Miller is Amish … and the Amish fellowship views things like electricity, automobiles, television and bright print fabric clothing as distractions that promote pride, envy, vanity, sloth, dishonesty and many other undesirable traits.
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In today’s sewer rehabilitation industry, the term “lateral cutter” describes a sophisticated multi-function robot used in a variety of rehabilitation processes. However, the original lateral cutters were constrained strictly to the lateral reinstatement, a post-lining process whereby a service connection that has been sealed closed by the liner is reopened by cutting away the obstructing portion of the liner.
The practice of shale drilling for natural gas extraction has been increasing steadily in the United States as this cost-effective and abundant alternative fuel source is further developed. Of course, the increased production means that new pipelines need to be constructed to move fuel to market.
Directional Sampling Beneath Landfill Assists Site Characterization – Superfund Site – Eastern Washington
Directional drilling has been widely adopted for installation of remediation wells and as an access technology for the injection of various chemical and biological amendments to clean up contaminated sites. The technology is particularly well suited for areas where surface access is blocked due to infrastructure or other obstructions, ongoing site operations, or sensitive environments.
Evolving from a company formed to bury, install and service cable television network cable and provide installation and technical services for satellite dish customers, today Pinnacle Construction specializes in trenchless construction for electrical distribution systems by horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
Saying that the City of Edmonton is the trenchless technology capital of North America is not that much of a stretch and within some circles it is perhaps a definitive pronouncement.
Managing a successful business requires owners to make hard decisions when it comes to how they spend their dollars, particularly when it comes to the equipment they operate. Aside from their employees, equipment is a business’s most valuable asset and its upkeep — whether proactive or reactive — is critical to that all-important bottom line.
Des Moines, Iowa, is a quiet, prosperous community of 203,000. But Iowa’s largest city has been severely tested by two major flood events in recent decades: The ‘Great Flood of 1993’ was the most devastating flood in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Iowa Flood of 2008 was so devastating that it caused about $64 billion worth of damages and is referred to as, ‘Iowa’s Katrina.’
The International Society for Trenchless Technology’s 2013 Summit/Masterclass program drew to a close after the final two events were held in New Delhi and Colombo July 25-31.
Imagine a beautiful yard, complete with aesthetic plant life and meticulously manicured landscaping. Now, imagine a utility project that has the potential to disrupt the pristine nature of the lush, green yard. Whether it is a gas or water line, cable or fiber service, the installation of these utilities can cause damage to the appearance of the property if used.
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has commonly been used to install telecommunications duct, conduits, water, sewer and gas lines for many years. There are many things to consider when performing an HDD job. Construction site holes or pits, size of equipment, drilling fluid systems, drilling head design, back reamers, pipe type and numerous other basic construction requirements are all important.
TT Technologies has literally grown up with the trenchless technology industry, coming into being before the term “trenchless” became synonymous with the rehabilitation of underground infrastructure that it is today.This Aurora, Ill.-based business is one of a handful of companies that drew its first breaths at the onset of the trenchless technology revolution…
The use of recycled or reclaimed water continues to gain traction as water demand increases while potable water supplies dwindle. Recycling the water we ‘waste’ after domestic use makes good sense in terms of the cost, efficiency, scarcity and local control of our water resources.
Sitting on approximately 125,000 acres of mountainous Southern California terrain, Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton is the largest expeditionary training facility on the West Coast and hosts a daytime population of more than 70,000 military and civilian personnel.
The horizontal directional drilling market got an unexpected player in 2012 when The Toro Co. leaped into the fray after acquiring product assets from Astec Underground, including directional drills, riding trenchers and other utility products.
CH2M Hill has charted an ambitious growth plan for its India unit, and aims to treble revenues in the country to $75 to 80 million by 2015.
Fisher Island residents live on one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world and rely on a pipeline from the mainland through the Port of Miami for their fresh water supply. Age, leaks and the deepening of the Port of Miami’s waterway required this important pipeline to be replaced.
Located in Bourbon County, Ky., at the center of the famed Inner Bluegrass Region is the small community of Paris (population 9,200). The town is named for Paris, France, and the county for the French Bourbon family, both of which provided assistance to the fledgling Americans during the Revolution. This is the heart of thoroughbred country, where narrow, winding country roads bounded by stone and wood plank fences are fixtures, as much as the lush bluegrass pastures that dot the picturesque landscape.
In the summer of 2012, John Struzziery, principal engineer at Kleinfelder/ SEA, was faced with a challenge: a failing 12-in. VCP sanitary sewer located on Terminal Road in Cambridge, Mass. The section had recently been CCTV-inspected using the Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) and numerous condition grade 5 defects were found.
With its ability to safely expose underground utilities and effectively remove environmentally sensitive materials, vacuum excavation is quickly becoming standard practice on horizontal directional drilling projects.