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The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, hosted a one-day conference and exhibition on at the University of Houston on March 6. More than 350 people comprised of owners, consulting engineers, material supplies, contractors and academia participated in the annual conference.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Last winter, crews of Points Athabasca Contracting LP were laboring in the sub-zero weather to replace old drainage pipe along the highway between Melville and Regina in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation.

The Power & Communication Contractors Association celebrated its 70th Annual Convention, March 6-11, in Palm Beach, Aruba, with more than 300 members and their families in attendance.

Underground construction jobs are sometimes like Christmas: You never know for sure what you’re going to get.

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.

This installment in the series features Marc Anctil. It is the seventh installment in a series of articles exploring the history of NASSCO through the eyes of industry leaders.

Another record registration of 297 attendees marked the American Pipeline Contractors Association’s 44th Annual Convention at Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A newly-developed and comprehensive guideline for replacement of sanitary sewer laterals by pipe bursting is available now from the International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA).

North-central Kentucky is famous for its exceptional horses and bourbon, and fans of each believe the limestone found under the surface in that area of the Bluegrass State plays a role.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

New Zealand polyethylene pipe manufacturer Aquaduct NZ Ltd. recently completed a project to convert an open channel irrigation system to a closed polyethylene pipe system to provide water to farmers on the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand’s South Island.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Plans are under way for a Trenchless Technology Center Auger Boring & Pipe Jacking School to be held in October at the National Trenchless Technology Research Facility at Louisiana Tech University.

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