October 2020 Vol. 75 No. 10


Editor's Log

Bright Spots and the MVP is …

These are treacherous times indeed for the underground infrastructure markets.


Utility and Communications Construction Update

Despite the global pandemic forcing most people to stay indoors, utility infrastructure construction and repair work continues to chug along around the county.

Vacuum Excavator Market Surges with Enhanced Capabilities

A in-depth look at some of the newest technology for vacuum excavators.

Rehab Technology

Rehab News

Rick Gage Joins Aegion’s Manufactured Technologies Corp Rick Gage joined Manufactured Technologies Corporation (MTC) as senior business development manager, responsible for various accounts in the U.S. and Canada. A 15-year veteran of the trenchless technology industry, he has held various, senior..

Washington Watch

Army Corps Proposes New Pipeline Permit

The Army Corps of Engineers is moving to make changes in its Nationwide Permit 12, which allows pipelines whose construction poses minimal impact on wetlands to enter a simple, quick regulatory permit approval process.

EPA Eliminates Methane Emission Restrictions for Pipelines

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule, freeing interstate pipelines from Obama-era rules that set volatile organic chemical (VOC) and methane emission restrictions, is headed for a federal court date.



Investigation into Baltimore Explosion Finds Gas Equipment Not to Blame Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) said its investigation into a recent gas explosion that killed two people and injured seven others found that the company’s pipes and equipment were not responsible for the blast. “BGE has foun..

New Products

Caterpillar D9 Dozer Lowers Owning, Operating Costs

Available in the fourth quarter of this year, the Cat D9 dozer replaces the D9T model and offers customizable configurations to meet application needs around the world.

People in the News

Companies in the News

Companies in the News

PPI plasticpipe.org The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) released a new, free, software tool that aids in determining the most appropriate wall thickness of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit to be installed using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) techniques. Published on PPI’s websit..