Underground Construction

Penelec begins replacing underground cable, equipment in Pennsylvania

Penelec has commenced work to replace the underground electric cables, transformers and other equipment in Erie County, Pennsylvania, that have been worn down by water erosion, the company said on Thursday.

Two workers presumed dead after trench collapse in Texas

Two workers were presumed dead after a trench they were digging for a sewer line in Texas on Tuesday collapsed and buried them, officials said.

Conterra to invest $22 million in North Carolina broadband infrastructure

Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings announced its continued investment in fiber network growth across Union County, North Carolina, with its initial investment of $9.6 million and an additional estimated $12.7 million expected over 5 years.

County commissioners approve 34-mile underground tunnel network in Las Vegas

The Clark County Commissioners have approved the Vegas Loop, a 34-mile long transportation system being built by the Boring Company that will run underneath downtown Las Vegas, MSN reported on Thursday.

$5.4 million stormwater mitigation in Pennsylvania should resolve decades of flooding

Authorities hope a $5.4 million stormwater mitigation project in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, will put an end to decades of flooding.

Microtrenching: Faster, Cost-Effective Solution for Fiber Installation

Microtrenching can provide a faster, cost-effective method for installation, particularly in congested urban areas. It offers contractors the best of both worlds: the efficiency of traditional techniques with the simple clean-up of a trenchless application.

Track Trenchers Provide Competitive Advantage for Contractors

Two Texas contractors doing different applications of work have found adding track trenchers to their fleet has kept them ahead of schedule and on budget.

Manufacturing Background Leads Arrow to Contracting Success

With the pandemic and other market factors, Arrow Trenching diversified into wind and solar work, while maintaining relationships with customers in oil and gas.

ARA forecast calls for equipment rental revenue growth in North America to outpace inflation

Even with supply chain issues and labor shortages, U.S. equipment rental revenue, including both construction and general tool, is expected to grow by 11.1% to reach nearly $56 billion in 2022.

Work underway to upgrade West Penn Power's electrical system in Butler County, Pa.

West Penn Power is upgrading its distribution system in Butler County to help prevent lengthy service interruptions during severe weather. The company will replace worn equipment, repair underground electric lines and place hundreds of protective devices on numerous power lines.

$3 million grant funding broadband internet installation in rural Michigan communities

Merit Network was awarded a $2.99 million Economic Development Administration grant under the CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant to support construction of 70 miles of middle-mile fiber optic infrastructure in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan.

Regulatory, construction cost concerns lead ND company to scrub trans-state gas pipeline plans

WBI Energy said the project is not viable due to regulatory uncertainty, limited in-state demand and rising construction, labor and land-acquisition costs. The company said materials and construction costs have risen up to 50% in nine months.

New ASCE Manual of Practice offers guidance for sustainable planning and water pipeline design

The manual can be used to evaluate the potential impacts of a project and promote improvement in sustainable planning, design, construction, and operation.

RehabZone

As always, the 2022 edition of RehabZone was a vital part of 2022 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) held this past January in in Ft. Worth, Texas,

Watchdog has concerns with projects at US nuclear repository

A federal watchdog report of the only U.S. underground nuclear waste repository outlines concerns regarding delays for its new underground ventilation system that is necessary to resume operations.

Judge says permit for coal mine didn't analyze environmental harm

A judge rules that environmental harm was not analyzed by a federal agency before approving an expansion permit for a Montana coal mine.

Associations strongly oppose executive order involving project labor agreements

The APCA and PCCA show strong opposition to President Biden's executive order to mandate project labor agreements for federal construction projects.

Kentucky receives $19M for water, sewer projects

Northern Kentucky receives $19M for water, sewer projects.

New standard will support the use of concrete pipe in trenchless construction

A new standard has been approved by ATSM International that will help in concrete pipe manufacturing in trenchless construction.

Tips to Keep Equipment Running in Cold Weather from United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. shared maintenance best practices to help keep excavators, aerial work platforms, skid steers, loaders and other equipment running smoothly and productively on worksites during the cold season.

Milford Companies has reached an agreement to sell Bull Creek Pipeline Services

Milford Companies has reached an agreement to sell Bull Creek Pipeline Services.

Construction Temporarily Halted on $1B Transmission Line

A $1 billion transmission line is suspending construction at the request of Maine's governor.

EU Chief Says Key to Energy Crisis is Pushing Green Deal

The EU Chief supports reducing natural gas use to speed up the transition to clean energy.

Clear Lake Completes Phase 3A of Exploration Green

Clear Lake City Water Authority completes Phase 3A of Exploration Green in Southeast Houston.

Kinetic Brings Fiber to North Carolina Communities

Kinetic brings fiber internet to 18,000 locations in Matthews, NC.

Liquified Natural Gas Project Misses Permit Deadlines

Questions arise about whether an LNG project in Oregon will continue after missed permit deadlines.

Details of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Affecting the Underground Construction Industry

The numbers are out for the bipartisan infrastructure plan that will allocate money to help improve the country's infrastructure.

Prysmian Group Awarded $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project to Promote Clean Energy Transition

Two companies partner on an underground transmission project that will provide affordable clean energy to customers.

Colorado Orders 87 Oil and Gas Wells Shut Pending Cleanup

Colorado orders cleanups to several oil and gas wells after a series of spills and releases.

Study Predicts $52 Billion in Water Utility Trenchless Investments Through 2030

The U.S. may spur more than $50 billion in trenchless technology investments.