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Gas Utility Residential Satisfaction at All-Time High Despite Pandemic, J.D. Power Finds

A report released on Wednesday by J.D. Power showed that gas utility customer satisfaction is at an all-time high, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Granite Awarded 5 Sewer Rehab Contracts in Chicago

Construction firm Granite has been awarded five sewer rehabilitation projects with the City of Chicago, part of the "Windy City's" $8 billion plan to upgrade its aging wastewater infrastructure.

National Grid Connects Biomethane to UK Gas Grid

National Grid announced it has connected biomethane to the UK gas transmission system for the first time.

Aegion Corporation Wins $8 Million Texas Wastewater Rehab Contract

Insituform, a subsidiary of Aegion, announced it has been awarded an $8 million large-diameter wastewater pipeline rehabilitation contract in Southwest Texas.

Common Ground Alliance Announces Damage Prevention Conference & Expo

The Common Ground Alliance has announced its 2021 CGA Conference & Expo from March 2-5, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.

WEF Selects San Antonio River Authority, LAN and RESPEC as Recipients of the 2020 Project Excellence Award

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) and integrated solutions partner RESPEC have been selected by the Water Environment Federationsas the recipients of the 2020 Project Excellence Award.

Companies in the News

Volvo Donates to Nonprofits from Gold Rush Excavator Auction With the sale of its Gold Rush excavator, Volvo Construction Equipment contributed $290,000 to two nonprofit organizations: Homes for Heroes and Habitat for Humanity. Volvo introduced the excavator to commemorate the 10th season of “Gold..

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Hyundai Michael J. Ross is the new vice president of Construction Equipment Sales at Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., responsible for managing all aspects of dealer sales with internal and field staff. A West Point graduate, Ross has 23 years of industry experience that spans retail s..

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Luis R. León, P.E., BCEE, ENV SP

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, that has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This series of articles recogn..

Respected HDD Industry Pioneer Dies at 72

Respected HDD industry pioneer with more than 35 years of experience, Ron Halderman has died at 72.

Aegion Corporation Awarded $6 Million Wastewater Rehabilitation Contract

Insituform Technologies, LLC, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, has been awarded a $6 million sewer rehabilitation contract in South Carolina.

PG&E Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The PG&E Corporation has announced that the company has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Operator Qualification Integrity Process Website Now Live

The website of the Operator Qualification Integrity Process or OQIP is now live at www.oqip.org

NUCA of Middle Tennessee Announces Winner of 2020 Trench Safety Stand Down Week Contest

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association of America (NUCA) has announced the winner of it's first every Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) contest last week as part of the association's annual TSSD Week.

New Industry Survey Shows Construction Activity Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

A new survey released by the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of America shows that construction activity across the country is returning to levels from before the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the economy.

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.

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.

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.

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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..

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..

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..

WEFTEC 2020 Moves to Virtual Event

The annual Water Environment Federation conference has been renamed to WEFTEC Connect and moved to a virtual event over concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

UESI Pipelines 2020 Conference Moves to Virtual Event

The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Pipelines 2020 Conference originally scheduled for August 2020 in San Antonio, TX has been moved to a virtual event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

CGA Releases Annual Damage Prevention Technology Report

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), has released its third annual Technology Report, which serves as a record of progress in technology for the damage prevention industry.

DCA Restructures Industry Meetings

DCA has canceled its previously scheduled meetings for this year and reorganized both events into a single event.

NACE International Corrosion 2020 Conference Cancelled Due to Pandemic

NACE International has officially canceled its Corrosion 2020 Conference and Expo.

MPLX Abandons Permian NGL Pipeline Amid Industry Downturn

MPLX LP said it is no longer pursuing a Permian-to-Gulf Coast NGL pipeline after the collapse in oil prices and said it will focus on expanding capacity on existing pipelines instead.

Volvo CE Produces, Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Local Healthcare Workers

Volvo CE employees have contributed their time and talents to building personal protective equipment for healthcare workers in the American North East.

Volvo Awarded Grant to Test Electric Heavy Equipment in California

Volvo CE has been awarded a $2 million grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, funded by the EPA, for a pilot program for two of its electric-powered vehicles.

NACE-SSPC Merger Approved by Members

NACE International announced late Wednesday that its members have voted to approve the association’s proposal to combine with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.