Current Issue: March 2019 Vol. 74 No. 3

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Features

Hard Work, Vision Bring Success to Great Lakes Fusion

As the owner of Great Lakes Fusion, Marks’ company specializes in all facets of landfill construction: excavation, drilling and HDPE pipe fusion services for pipe up to 65-inches and installation of methane and leachate collection systems. He’s also diversified by starting related companies.

Breaking Records in a Conservation Park

Watercare Services of New Zealand engaged McConnell Dowell and McMillen Jacobs to increase the outfall capacity for its Army Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project involved installing a new wastewater outfall, upgrading the existing pump station and building a new ultraviolet disinfection facility.

UCT 2019: ShowStopper Awards Presented to Stand-Out Exhibits at UCT

UCT 2019: ShowStopper Awards Presented to Stand-Out Exhibits at UCT

First Look: Utilizing Inertial Navigation Technology for 3D Mapping, Locating, Management

Over the last two decades, significant advances have been made in the quality and application of inertial navigation technology targeted at mapping underground pipe and duct assets. This article provides information on pipeline technologies that are available to map a minimum internal diameter (ID) of 1.6-inch to larger sizes. The pipeline mapping system offers a range of solutions that can map any pipe, regardless of its material, depth or type of utility.

Liquid Nitrogen Freezing Solves Pipe-Cutting Problems

A plan to replenish a salmon hatchery in remote Oregon required construction of a new access to the Williamette River and removal of an abandoned pipeline full of contaminated water. Ice helped solve the problem.

Gas Distribution Replacement Work Continues Strong Pace

As recently as 2017, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) estimated 30,000 miles of cast-iron pipe still carried gas in the United States, with the highest percentage of these mains located in older eastern cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Texas Pipeline Contractor Expands with Horizontal Directional Drilling

Scott Andrews of S & J Contractors has seen boom and bust years over three decades in the industry and believes having the right team of people is the best way to survive those peaks and valleys.

Editor's Log

Welcome to Our New Home (Page)

Sometimes updating your home is a good thing. And sometimes completely scrapping the old home for a new one is a great thing. Our completely new website was designed to meet the evolving needs of the underground construction and rehabilitation industries.

Newsline

Plastic Pipes 2020 Conference Goes to the Netherlands

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) announced that Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the location for the next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX, Sept. 21–23, 2020.

AUCSC 2019 Offers Underground Corrosion Training

The 64rd annual Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC 2019) will take place May 7–9, 2019 in Morgantown, W.V. , covering topics that include instrumentation, corrosion surveys, cathodic protection, pipe coatings and miscellaneous methods of corrosion control.

Washington Watch

Washington Watch

By Stephen Barlas | Washington Editor GAO Highlights Potential Cyber Security Threats The Government Accountability Office (GAO) criticized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its oversight of cybersecurity protection at interstate pipelines. The report essentially said the DHS’s Transp..

Business

Latest in the News

Macro alias: ImagePopup Ox Equipment ox-equipment.com Ox Equipment Inc., the exclusive North American distributor for Germany-manufactured MTS dry suction excavation equipment, announced a formal, strategic partnership with Seymour, Wisc.-based I-Quip (Innovator’s Equipment) Inc. MTS GmbH world-..

People in the News

Yancey Bros/Caterpillar yanceybros.com; cat.com Trey Googe assumed majority ownership of Yancey Bros. Co., a Cat- erpillar dealer in Georgia, succeeding Jim Stephenson as CEO. A share- holder since joining the company in 200..

New Products

Latest Industry Developments

  L-Series Utility Wheel Loaders Primed to Take Job Sites by Storm   Three, new powerful and productive John Deere L-Series utility wheel loaders—524L, 544L and 624L— offer an intuitive solution for projects that require ag..

Rehab Technology

Giacomo (Jack) Conte

NASSCO honoree Giacomo (Jack) Conte grew up literally learning the business from the ground up. As his career progressed, Conte quickly reacted to market opportunities and became a respected innovator and leader within the underground infrastructure industry.

NASSCO: Active Year Marks Diverse Efforts For NASSCO

Welcoming a new executive director, continuing programs to establish and improve wastewater infrastructure standards, and educating the industry about maintaining and rehabilitating sewer infrastructure kept members and staff of NASSCO busy throughout 2018.

Technology and News

  OBIC is the newest player in the national marketplace, offering products focused on trenchless approaches to repairing water and wastewater systems. Made of a flexible polymer, these products are spray applied, making “ins..