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Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), the design-build contractor for the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel in Seattle, announced on April 21 it will replace the bearing on the State Route 99 tunneling boring machine (TBM) and expects the machine to start tunneling again in March 2015.

For the latest trends, use and research in plastic pipe networks, attend the Plastic Pipes XVII (PPXVII) event at Chicago’s Swissôtel, Sept. 22-24.

According to Carmine Rositano, GlobalData’s managing analyst covering downstream oil and gas, Canada is developing infrastructure projects, including the proposed East Energy Access Pipeline Projects, on both of its west and east coasts.

KEMTRON Technologies founder Hemu Mehta, 65, passed away on May 12. Mehta was born on Sept. 1, 1948 in Ahemadabad, India.

The U.S. Senate voted on May 22 91-7 to approve a water resources legislation containing the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) that AWWA and others have sought.

Steve Maliszewski, employee at construction software firm HCSS (www.hcss.com), will take on one of the toughest foot races on the planet: the Badwater Ultramarathon in California July 21-23, 2014.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Bit Brokers International has introduced a new PDC (polycrystalline diamond compact) hole opener/reamer for horizontal directional drilling that the company says has features that set it apart from other products in the industry.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners announced it will invest approximately $671 million to grow its carbon dioxide (CO2) infrastructure in southwestern Colorado and New Mexico.

Now partway through a 10-year, $4-billion capital program, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) is experiencing the largest expansion in its history.

Water and wastewater pipe demand in the U.S. will grow 7.7 percent per year to $18.1 billion in 2018.

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