New Products

Heath Consultants Introduces Industry-LeadingTechnologies  Heath Consultants Incorporated’s Remote Methane Leak Detector-Complete System (RMLD-CS) successfully completed the certification process to earn the Intrinsic Safety (IS) rating of Class I, Division II, which allows its use indoors and with..


PPI Announces New Chair for Board of Directors  Douglas Keller, technical lead-Americas for Equistar Chemical-Pipe Resins, was named chair of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), board of directors, a two-year appointment. PPI is the major North American trade association representing the plastic pip..


Xylem’s ‘Smart Sewer’ Exceeds Requirements, Saves Money, Improves Resilience  Global water technology company, Xylem, delivered the advanced “smart sewer” system that is enabling the City of South Bend, Ind., to exceed the requirements of a wastewater Consent Decree, reduce capital investment, and ..


New Cherne I-Series Test-Ball Plugs Deliver State-of-the-Art Solutions  The newly redesigned Cherne I-Series Test-Ball Plugs are the most innovative pneumatic plugs available for the underground/waterworks market.  Lightweight, short and flexible, these plugs deliver state-of-the-art solutions for..

REHAB SPOTLIGHT: Laterals Rehab & Cutters

Avanti  (800) 877-2570,  Leaking service laterals and lateral connections are a source of significant groundwater infiltration into collection systems. According to the EPA, as much as 60 percent of overflow comes from leaking service connections. Injection grouts such as AV-100® C..

NA, Global Energy Pipeline Construction Plans

By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor As global markets claw their way back from the 2020 pandemic trough and energy demand continues to rise, oil and gas producers remain largely committed to fiscal restraint, prices have risen to multi-year highs and storage has yet to recover from historic lows.  ..

Gary Oradat to be Named 2022 MVP

The Most Valuable Professional of the underground infrastructure industry will be honored at the annual Underground Construction Technology (UCT) International Conference & Exhibition, in Fort Worth, Texas, at a special luncheon on Jan. 25. The 2022 award, co-sponsored by the Underground Constructio..

HDD Legends Canon, Hair to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Frank Canon  When it came to understanding the impacts of proper drilling fluid use for HDD, Frank Canon’s name instantly springs to mind for thousands of veteran drillers. His homespun teaching style and humor, combined with years of practical experience, made Canon the renowned educator for drill..

HDD Reunion Returns to UCT 2022; Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

In conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology (UCT) International Conference & Exhibition, the second Horizontal Directional Drilling HDD) Reunion and the annual HDD Hall of Fame ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  Honored as the 2022 ind..

Editor's Log: Be Careful What You Ask For

By Robert Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief Whatever happened to common sense? If something is working, why toss it away like two-week-old lasagna?  Natural gas prices have more than tripled in 2021, climbing above $5.10 per BTU at..

Mini-HDD for Placement of HDPE Pipe in Municipal Applications

By Dr. Lawrence M. Slavin A new set of guidelines for the use of mini-horizontal directional drilling (mini-HDD) has been developed by the Municipal Advisory Board (MAB) of the Plastics Pipe Institute (  Previously available as Technical Report TR-46, the new document, MAB ..

Utility Expo Includes New Name, Layout

Billed as the utility industry’s largest trade show for utilities and utility contractors, The Utility Expo (formerly known as ICUEE) will be held Sept. 28–30 in Louisville, Ky. The biennial trade show, known for equipment test drives and interactive product demonstrations, has been reimagined with ..


NTSB: Crew Safety Failure Led to San Francisco Natural Gas Fire  An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that an excavation crew from Kilford Engineering Inc. failed to follow safety procedures which led to a 2019 natural gas release and fire in San Francisco...

Editor's Log: An Investment in Rural America

The pursuit of increased infrastructure spending received new hope recently when the political impasse in the U.S. House of Representatives was temporarily bypassed. A working compromise within the Democratic Party allowed a vote on the divisive and partisan $3.5-billion reconciliation spending bill..

Movie Titles, Politics & Hope

As the year ends, the country is still going through many transitions with politics, journalism approaches and the lingering COVID-19.

Stop Groundwater Infiltration with Prime Resins’ Convenient, New Kit

Prime Resins introduced new technology to stop groundwater infiltration, primarily in manhole, culvert and stormwater structure applications.

John Deere

John Deere introduced the new E-II Articulated Dump Trucks.

Owens Corning

Owens Corning designed two new systems engineered to help mitigate corrosion under insulation.


A new version of Aerial was launched to provide a cloud-based solution for continuous monitoring of infrastructure construction projects, with additional features to make job-site mapping and data visualization easier and more effective.


LiuGong NA introduced a new, 9-ton midi-excavator, the 909ECR designed to compete in the critical 8- to 10-ton size class.

Condux Tesmec

Condux Tesmec introduced a new all-electric puller that delivers maximum pull force of 11,240 foot/pounds and offers advanced user interface and remote control.

Atlas Copco

A newly remodeled oil-injected G90-250 range will complete Altas Copco's lineup of mid-large, oil injected horsepower category.


The new Cat 963 Track Loader combines that versatility with better fuel efficiency, more productivity, and cab and controllability improvements.

CEA Instruments

New gas detectors use the latest sensor technologies for monitoring numerous toxic, combustible and other gases through.

Tsurumi Pump

Tsurumi designed new high-flowing pumps that will save time and money in dewatering applications.


Denso North America Inc. introduced a moldable fibrous mastic to the North American market.

Doosan Infracore

Doosan Infracore expanded its wheel loader lineup with the new DL580-5. Capable of heavy-duty construction tasks, it combines extra-large capacity with efficiency and productivity.


Mecalac introduced an updated MCR Series of mini excavators – 6MCR, 8MCR and 10MCR – with superior speed, productivity and compact operation.


Copperhead’s Complete Utility Locating System makes detecting underground utilities more accurate and efficient.


PLCS offers two tools that make it easier to maintain pipelines, while saving money.