Features

by Traci Read, Managing Editor

Vacmasters, a leader in air-vacuum excavation systems, recently announced the expansion and improvements of the company’s primary manufacturing facility.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

Nicknamed Washington’s “Emerald City”, Seattle is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests and encompasses thousands of acres of parkland. With an estimated population of 662,400, Seattle lies on a narrow strip of land between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Washington.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Manufacturers of cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) liners cured by ultraviolet light are enthusiastic about prospects of growth for this method of pipe rehabilitation.

Eben M. Wyman

More than 140 attendees – including representatives of utility companies, contractors, equipment manufacturers and labor unions – gathered in Chicago on April 28-29 for the second annual gas distribution construction industry workshop sponsored by the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) and the American Gas Association (AGA).

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Earlier this year, Underground Construction magazine’s 18th Annual Municipal Survey documented that cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining is the “most used” trenchless construction method for rehabilitation of failing sewer piping infrastructure.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Utah Pipebursting LLC has built a solid niche market replacing failing sewer laterals in northern Utah by the trenchless method of pipe bursting.

Joe Moser

Submersible dewatering pumps have one clear goal – to move water, whether it’s to another location for reuse or to simply remove water from a low-lying area. For the most part they require minimal maintenance.

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 is the eighth installment in a series of articles exploring the history of NASSCO through the eyes of industry leaders.

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 impacted the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies. This month we have the honor of highlighting Bill Shook, president and founder of APM PERMAFORM, and his contributions to our industry.

Bill served on the NASSCO Board for many years, including serving as NASSCO’s President in 2006. In 2011 Bill was awarded the NASSCO Select Society of Sanitary Sewer Sleuths Award which is a high honor as each member is chosen by peers in the industry. We are grateful for Bill’s generous past and ongoing contributions to help NASSCO set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure and to ensure the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies.

Allen Powell President/CEO, S&N Communications

The employee who points out when safety protocols aren’t being followed; the administrative assistant whose new software implementation program saved his company thousands; the intern who eagerly presents their idea to management on how to do a sacred cow task – better.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

Defining normalcy in the world of horizontal directional drilling has always been virtually impossible.

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