July 2022 Vol. 77 No. 7


Editor's Log

Editor's Log: Another Fine Mess

As I was thinking about composing my July column and reflecting upon the state of the underground infrastructure markets, the first thought springing out of my subconscious was “Well! Here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into Joe, et al.”



Colorado Developer Progressing Plans for $2.3 Billion Water Pipeline, EPA Announces $6.5 Billion in Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects and more.

Washington Watch

Glick Renomination, Policy Statements Generate Controversies

Some key decisions about federal pipeline regulation are coming to a head as the comment period for FERC’s two draft policy statements closed and the Senate decides whether to renew Richard Glick’s chairmanship at FERC.

Environmental Groups Attempt to Slow LNG Exports to Europe

Despite President Biden’s commitment to get more U.S. liquid natural gas to Europe, environmental groups are trying to convince FERC to slow or kill export LNG facilities and pipelines that serve them on mostly environmental grounds.


Utility & Communications Construction Update

“Less for More” remains the theme for 2022, as price increases in labor, materials and fuel plague the underground construction industry.

HDD Hall of Famers Helped Shape Modern Industry

John Hair and Frank Canon might have grown up on different sides of the HDD track, but they both made pioneering contributions to the future of the industry using specialized knowledge as a primary tool.

Inside Infrastructure: Labor Policy Must Recognize Workforce Capacity Challenges

While the $550 billion bill in new federal investment is promising, the construction industry continues to face stubborn challenges related to job capacity.

Rehab Technology

Asset Management: One Street at a Time

Trees have elaborate root systems that invade sanitary sewer pipes and can clog or block sewage flow. Roots are a primary cause of sewer system overflows (SSOs).

Tech Tips: Structural Rehabilitation of Manholes

According to published reports, it is estimated that there are over 20 million manholes in the USA and many of them have reached or exceeded their expected service life.

Convention Review

CIGMAT 2022 Highlights Challenges, Changes Major Cities Face

The University of Houston’s 27th-annual Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Conference and Exhibition was held March 2, at the University.


Business News

John Deere, Wacker Neuson Enter Global Agreement on Select Excavators, Utility Investigation School Offered in September, November and more.


In Memoriam  Timothy Donald Killoren, former Power and Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) chairman and president and long-time board member, died on June 6, in Pickerel, Wisc. He was 69.  After graduating from high school, he went to work for the..

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