telematics

Telematics Comes To HDD

January 2016 Vol. 71 No. 1

Telematics Technology Aids Crews In Operating More Efficiently, Productively Josh Alkire always understood that, on the typical utility installation, his crew’s horizontal directional drill spent a decent amount of time idling. After all, it’s not…

UCTA training education

New Year, Big Changes For UCTA

January 2016 Vol. 71 No. 1

By Chantel Green, Associate Editor UCTA Training, Education From its inception in May 1992, the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) has been committed to educating and training its members on the use of traditional, trenchless…

Vermeer operator training

Vermeer Operator Training Program

January 2016 Vol. 71 No. 1

In a response to a shortage of drill operators in the horizontal directional drilling industry, Vermeer has introduced HDD Circuit – an intensive horizontal directional drill (HDD) operator training  program. The HDD Circuit training program…

2016 North American Pipeline Outlook

2016 North American Pipeline Outlook

January 2016 Vol. 71 No. 1

Underground Construction’s 2016 survey figures of oil and gas pipelines construction indicates 34,027 miles of pipelines are currently planned and under construction in North America. Of these, 21,412 miles represent projects in the engineering and…