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.
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.
When performed at its highest level and under extreme conditions, construction management can drive a project to achieve an exceptional level of success. This was the case in Jacksonville, Fla., last summer when a technically challenging high-profile design-build river crossing project was performed.
The 12th annual Water Utility Infrastructure Management (UIM) Conference was held Nov. 28-29 at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va. The event — titled “Trans- forming the Culture of Water Infrastructure Management” — was held in conjunction with Virginia Tech’s WATERiD and Buried Asset Management Institute-International (BAMI-I) annual meetings.
The City of Bowling Green, Ohio, operates a water distribution system that delivers high-quality water. The system operates optimally in a grid system; larger, “trunk water mains,” are installed in a grid pattern on the outer limits of the system with smaller lines branching of the larger lines.
As the need for trenchless construction with less disruption and minimal footprint has grown, so has Meridian, Idaho-based Track Utilities.
A third item was added to the adage about two things in life that are inevitable: water main repairs.
HDD technology, specifically locating equipment, was needed as the construction method for this project due to the number of existing below-ground utilities.
When one of the country’s leading oil companies was having issues with a leaking storm pipe at one of its inactive depots, the use of trenchless technology — specifically cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) — was key to its rehabilitation.
The HDD industry was born in the late 1980s and began to be accepted in the last five years of the century. As the young industry searched for acceptance, it faced multiple roadblocks.
At present, a large horizontal directional drilling and trenching project is taking place that extends…
WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL — the meeting place of water industry experts — is strengthening its image.
The importance of a properly designed and supported mud recycling (separation) plant is now more vital than ever.
A HammerHead HB125 static pipe-bursting system, provided by U Mole (a division of Vp plc within Groundforce) was recently utilized by rail contractor Carillion to undertake an interesting and challenging project to replace a 450 mm i.d. clayware sectional culvert running beneath the main railway line between Crianlarich and Oban.
CA activities were conducted continuously through 1997. In 1998, an air stripper remedial system initiated…
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.
In my travels, one of the most common questions I’m asked by contractors is: “How long should my tool last?”
The 35-year company anniversary and his own milestone birthday gave Herrenknecht AG chairman of the board of management Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht a good reason to celebrate in style.