Features

Guy Dickes, Constellation Group

Competitive Power Ventures is currently building a new dual energy (primary- natural gas; secondary- ultra-low sulfur diesel) high-efficiency generating plant in north central New Jersey.

Enterprise Trenchless Technologies Inc. (ETTI) and sister company Enterprise Electric (EE) worked together to complete a key element of the largest solar power project ever built in the state of Maine. It was ETTI’s first “green energy” project.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

North Carolina-based contracting company S&N Communications has quietly evolved from a respected regional installer of telephone cable to a utility contractor with a national footprint.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Fiber is hot again in the telecommunications market.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Two new products – both directly related to fluids used for horizontal direction drilling (HDD) operations – have been added to the Ditch Witch product line.

Randy Happel, Contributing Editor

Failures to aging water and sewer service lines are on the increase in major cities and small towns alike throughout the United States.

Formerly known as the Tulsa Pipeline Expo, the rebranded and expanded The Pipeline and Energy Expo was held in August at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa.

Rita Tubb, Executive Editor

The United States and Canada will require an annual average midstream natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids midstream infrastructure investment of nearly $30 billion per year, or $641 billion total over the 22-year period from 2014 to 2035, a new study finds.

Irv Gemora

EDITOR’S NOTE: In 2016, NASSCO will celebrate its 40th year of setting standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As we look forward, we also look back to those who have made significant contributions and have impacted the continued acceptance and use of trenchless technologies.

Special to Underground Construction

Jon Haas had been using piercing tools as part of a military experiment, installing pipes under roads and runways. After completing some of the bores, he was puzzled to see water coming from an elevated fill section of the pavement he was working on. The only possible explanation for water at this highpoint was that it must have been trapped under the pavement. The bore from the piercing tool released it.

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