Current Issue: June 2020 Vol. 75 No. 6

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Editor's Log

Changes in a Viral World

Unquestionably, the Covid-19 virus changed our way of life; much of our work practices changed accordingly and dramatically, as well. No doubt, that change applies to various underground infrastructure markets as well.

Features

22nd Annual Directional Drilling Survey

This exclusive Underground Construction industry research was conducted during March and April. It surveyed contractors and utilities that actively own and operate HDD units to enable a statistical portrayal of the market.

Pioneers of HDD Reflect on Hall of Fame Careers
HDD

It would be impossible to describe the advances in horizontal directional drilling during its early development in the 1960s and ’70s without addressing the pioneering work of Richard (Dick) Melsheimer and Martin Cherrington.

Unique Intersect Bore Features Surface Tie-In
HDD

A recent HDD project in Texas installed an intersect connection for an HDD project on the surface of the water in Corpus Christi Bay.

First Look

FIRST LOOK: Atomic Wash Disinfects Construction Equipment

Right Turn Supply has developed a liquid cleaner and disinfectant specifically for construction equipment and tools.

Newsline

Newsline

DC Water’s Tunnel Boring Machine Reaches Key Project Milestone DC Water’s giant tunnel boring machine, named Chris, broke through a wall of concrete to reach the W Street shaft, a key milestone in the mining of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project. Chris will rest for a bit in the shaft an..

Washington Watch

Federal Court Decision Threatens Pipeline Work Around Wetlands

Pipeline construction in and around wetlands faces a major, new legal impediment, given the significant, mid-April decision by a federal district court in Montana.

PHMSA Proposal on Valves Proves Controversial

Flack is hitting the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) from all sides over its proposed rule to require automatic and remote shutoff valves on oil and gas pipelines. The February 2020 proposed rule from PHMSA attempts to implement mandates from both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Congress.

New Products

New Products

LiuGong Dressta Celebrate New, Award-Winning Crawler Dozer LiuGong introduced the all-new Dressta TD-16N, a revolutionary dozer. The TD-16N features a mid-cab design over a mid-mounted automatic, dual path hydrostatic drive train. And it comes digitally ready and with a standard 6-way angle blade...

People

People

Brown and Caldwell Jean Youngerman joined environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell, as a senior principal. She is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of projects while providing employee guidance and mentorship. With a 33-year track record of managing  environment..

Jean Youngerman

Jean Youngerman joined environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell, as a senior principal. She is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of projects while providing employee guidance and mentorship. With a 33-year track record of managing environmental monitoring and regulatory programs for municipalities, private industries, and government agencies, she brings further technical rigor to the firm’s site investigation and remediation, and compliance and permitting service offerings.

Companies

Companies

Ditch Witch Expands Certified Training Modules With the introduction of four new modules, more underground construction and outdoor professionals from around the globe can take advantage of Ditch Witch Certified Training.  T..

Ditch Witch

With the introduction of four new modules, more underground construction and outdoor professionals from around the globe can take advantage of Ditch Witch Certified Training.

Associations

Associations

PPI plasticpipe.org The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) published a new guide for the use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping systems in commercial buildings. Available on PPI’s website, “TN-62: Suitability and Fitness of CPVC Piping Systems for Commercial Building Applications” describe..

Plastics Pipe Institute

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) published a new guide for the use of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping systems in commercial buildings.