November 2022 Vol. 77 No. 11


UCA Finalists Announced

(UC) — Underground Construction magazine is proud to present the inaugural Underground Construction Awards (UCAs). Taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, the UCAs mark the next big event for underground industry awards. The program will reward accomplishments, people, projects and technology advances that have made a significant impact on the market. Stay tuned for more information on the UCAs or visit 

This program isn’t just about pomp and circumstance. It’s about creating a respectful and appropriate setting to honor outstanding deeds and performances for all underground markets. The inaugural UCAs has been created to achieve all that and more. 

The UCAs will be the best opportunity of 2023 to truly recognize and honor the preeminent projects and people of the underground infrastructure industry. Plan on attending this unique event and celebration. 

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Award finalists include: 

Community Impact Award 

  • Ditch Witch - Ditch Witch
  • Precision Pipeline, LLC - Precision Pipeline LLC

Electric Transmission Project of the Year 

  • PAC WAVE/OSU - Holly Pipe Corp.
  • The San Diego Gas & Electric San Ysidro Gateways 12KV - Teichert Construction

Emerging Rehabilitation Technology of the Year 

  • 360Ringtech® Robotics - Nukote Coating Systems
  • AccuPower™ High-Pressure Water Blaster - Vortex Companies 
  • CureView Cloud-based Cure Monitoring System - Erik Morris
  • Monoform Lift - HK Solutions Group

Emerging Software/Mapping Technology of the Year 

  • Acquarius by Acquaint- Construction Product Marketing
  • Flexspection for ROVVER X - Envirosight
  • Gyroscopic 3D Mapping Solutions - Prisum Technologies

Emerging Technology of the Year - General, All Markets 

  • B-Tech Connections - Boyd Tech Inc.
  • PLUTO Trenchless Gas Pipeline Rehabilitation System - GE Research, Warren Environmental, Garver
  • Vac-a-Tee® Trenchless Cleanout - LMK Pipe Renewal LLC

Energy Pipeline Project of the Year 

  • 16” Hydrogen Pipeline Using 11 Barge-to-Barge Crossings - HardRock Directional Drilling
  • Pipeline Layout System: Bend Master/Pipe Wizard - Alex E. Paris Contracting Co. Inc.
  • World Record 24” Offshore Horizontal Directional Drill Crossing - IS Machines HDD

Environmental Awareness Award 

  • Insituform – Insituform Technologies Inc.
  • Performance Pipeline Technology - IMPREG

Rehabilitation Project of the Year 

  • Emergency Lock Rehabilitation - Turn-Key Tunneling Inc.
  • Major Project Aims to Dramatically Reduce I&I, SSOs - Dallas Area Municipal Authority
  • Massive Asbestos Lining, Grouting Sewer Project in California - Performance Pipeline Technologies, IMPREG
  • Sinkhole Rehab Solution Under Cloverleaf Expressway in Evansville, IN - Culy Contracting

Rising Star of the Year 

  • Andrew Gonnella - Vortex Companies
  • Claudia Law - Progressive Pipeline Management
  • John Kraft IV - Trenchless Technology Center (TTC)
  • Quin Breland - Vortex Companies

Sewer & Water Project of the Year 

  • Greg Eyerly - City of Houston
  • Interceptor Phase 2 Project for New Braunfels, TX Utilities - Pesado Construction Company
  • Lake Lure, NC, Manhole Rehabilitation Project - OBIC Products, CTR Coatings
  • Stone Hill Parallel Potable Water Transmission Pipeline - Plummer
  • W-6 Upper Segment Sewer Tunnel - TBM Tunnel

Telecom/Fiber Project of the Year 

  • Complicated, Multi-Carrier, Miami-to-Orlando Fiber Installation - Hypower
  • Partnership Provides Fiber to Rural Communities - Ditch Witch, Mears, Bluepeak
  • Toronto Revitalization Includes Bringing Fiber Upgrades Via Electric Equipment - Aecon, Volvo

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