Technology

Making Difficult HDD Intersect Bores Practical

The North Houston Machine developed an HDD locking swivel that makes the process simpler and lasts longer.

An Indiana City Announces Use of New Smart Sewer Technology

The City of South Bend, Indiana, will be using a new smart sewer system designed by Xylem.

Sewage Plants Hit by Ransomware Attacks in Maine

Two sewage plants in rural Maine were hit with ransomware attacks.

Pittsburgh International Airport Launches a First-of-Its-Kind Microgrid Powering with Natural Gas and Solar Energy

The Pittsburgh International Airport became the first to power its facility through the use of a natural gas and solar microgrid.

George Kurz Honored as MVP at UCT Conference

George Kurz was honored at a MVP luncheon on July 13, the first day of Underground Construction Technology conference, in Nashville, Tenn.

Midco Will Invest $500 Million to Expand Fiber Network

A Midwestern network and technology services provider says it plans to invest $200 million to upgrade and expand its fiber network in North Dakota.

GSSI Releases PaveScan RDM 2.0 Asphalt Density Assessment Tool

PaveScan RDM 2.0 is a new innovative asphalt density assessment tool to ensure pavement life and quality.

Corning Introduces Fiber Designed to Accelerate Network Transformation to 5G

Corning introduces its latest optical fiber technology designed to build out 5G networks and advances cloud computing.

Hitachi Rolls Out Grade Control Technology Options for Select Excavators

Hitachi announces new technology in select excavators.

Doosan Introduces Next-Generation Wheel Loaders

Doosan introduces a new line of wheel loaders with several high tech features.

Subsite Introduces Powerful, Diverse HDD Guidance System

Subsite Electronics designed The Marksman, a new horizontal directional drilling (HDD) guidance device specialized for high electrical frequency areas.

John Deere Launches SmartGrade Technology for Excavators

John Deere introduces a new line of SmartGrade technology excavators.

ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure and Neenah Foundry Partner to Secure Underground Infrastructure

A new partnership between ABLOY USA Critical Infrastructure and Neenah Foundry led to a new high security locking system called InfraLOCK.

Trenchless Technology Center to Host a Virtual Municipal Forum

The Trenchless Technology Center is hosting a virtual forum to cover topics relating to trenchless technology.

Gulf Energy Information Launches H2Tech Journal for the Hydrogen Community

Gulf Energy Information launches H2Tech, a quarterly hydrogen technology journal for the hydrogen community.

John Deere and National Grid Joint Test the Partnership’s First Electric-Powered Backhoe

John Deere has announced an electric backhoe concept.

Port of San Diego Approves Pilot to Develop Rapid Stormwater Monitoring Device

A pilot project to develop a portable real-time stormwater monitoring device has been approved by the Port of San Diego.

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.

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.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced over $30 million in funding to develop technology to rehabilitate aging natural gas pipelines.

Eliminating the Need for Pulling Augers

S.J. Louis Companies recently deployed an auger-boring steerable rock system to complete an on-grade sewer install in record time.

Enbridge Finds Gaps in Protective Coating on Michigan Pipeline

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge reported it has discovered four spots on its subsea oil pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac where the protective coating has eroded away exposing the bare metal of the pipe.

TTC Publishes Environmental Impact Study of Steam-Cured CIPP

In response to recent questions about the environmental impact of emissions from steam cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) projects, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has published results from its extensive study related to the issue.

Barbco Adds Another Patent to Growing List

Barbco, Inc. Co-Owner and CEO, Anthony R. Barbera was granted a U.S. Patent for the “Material Exhaust Connection For Horizontal Bore” on Jan. 7.

TTC to Release CIPP Emissions Safety Findings on Dec. 17

The Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University said it has completed NAASCO-commissioned research into the safety of styrene emissions from cured-in-place pipe and will present its findings and recommendations in a webcast on Dec. 17.

Survey Recognizes Company Leaders for Underground Infrastructure

A recent in-depth survey by Underground Construction magazine revealed the most recognizable companies among personnel within the underground utility and pipeline infrastructure market place.

Cranbrook, B.C. Completes Sewer Relining Project

The City of Cranbrook’s 2019 Capital Works Program is wrapping up with the recent completion of the sewer relining project in the downtown area.

Avanti Adds Epoxy Product Line to its Injection Solutions

Avanti International introduced the AV-500 epoxy line to its portfolio of injection solutions used to stabilize soils and rock, restore structural integrity, stop leaks and control groundwater. The product offering consists of..

Making the Grade: Tracking On-Grade Bores

Two 300-foot bores, 17 feet deep, through 44,000 psi of basalt – all at a 0.75 percent grade. It’s just another day’s work for Logan Kallwick and his crews.

CIPP Under a Golf Course

Plano, Texas, embarked on a mission in 2015 to rehabilitate more than three miles of reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) after a condition assessment had shown deterioration due to corrosion from H2S (hydrogen sulfide) sewer gas.