As 2019 comes to a close, we’re recapping the Top 10 Most-Read blog posts from trenchlesstechnology.com. These items were posted on the website in the last year and highlight the breadth of knowledge – about all aspects of the trenchless industry – contained in the pages of Trenchless Technology and on our website.
The Trenchless Technology team hopes you’ll enjoy this look back at our top posts. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
This post announces the results of Trenchless Technology’s Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Firms of 2018. This is the 22nd year Trenchless Technology has ranked top engineering companies in the trenchless market. The rankings are based on reported North American trenchless project revenue (USD) in 2017 or the previous fiscal year.
Trenchless Technology’s Annual Top 50 Ranking shows market consistency in 2018. In ranking the top 50 trenchless firms, Trenchless Technology’s goal each year is to give readers a snapshot of the work completed by top trenchless engineering companies, thereby offering a general impression of annual market performance. This post offers an analysis of the 2018 results, examining firms’ trenchless revenue relative to total company revenue, trenchless design specialists and projects completed in the past five years.
Record numbers of utility and construction professionals converged on Louisville, Kentucky, for ICUEE 2019. ICUEE 2019 exhibitors covered a record 1.34 million square feet or more than 30 acres. Exhibits included the show’s signature hands-on equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations.
While the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) market continues to hum along as the premier rehabilitation method for our deteriorating and aging underground infrastructure, one segment of the CIPP market has yet to attract that same expansive audience in the United States. But its manufacturers and advocates continue to project a bright future for ultraviolet (UV) CIPP, as more and more system owners and engineers understand the curing method’s benefits.
No. 1 – 2019 Project of the Year New Installation Winner: Hard Rock Directional Drilling 8,400-ft Midland, Texas, Bore
Is everything really bigger in Texas? If HDD projects are any indication, the old adage may actually be true. In 2018, San Antonio-based contractor Hard Rock Directional Drilling completed a long-distance, large-diameter pipeline installation through rock in Midland, Texas. The successful project demonstrated how experience, planning and execution can come together to showcase the industry’s capabilities.