First Look

AGA Chair sees future shaped by education, innovation

(UI) — Sitherwood, who plans to retire from Spire this December, sat down with Underground Infrastructure to discuss her career, her outlook for the natural gas industry and her work as the 2023 chair of the American Gas Association (AGA).

Researchers develop safety monitoring system for construction sites

(UI) — University of Houston computer scientists have developed a new system to keep construction workers safe at job sites. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,764 workers died on the job in 2020. Employees in construction and extraction occupations accounted for 20% of those deaths.

Mastenbroek to unveil first-ever utility trencher the Bulldog

(UI) — Mastenbroek plans to launch its first-ever utility trencher the Bulldog, a small footprint, compact yet incredibly powerful trencher designed to meet the need of utility cable and pipeline layers, in March.

Infinity Reamer Features Field-Replaceable Cutters

Infinity Tool MFG has introduced a PDC (polycrystalline diamond compact) horizontal directional drilling rock reamer with cutters that can be replaced in the field.

Crawler-Mounted Vac Designed for Challenging Ground Conditions

Ring-O-Matic has introduced two crawler-mounted vacuum excavators for use in areas where truck- and trailer-mounted units are unable to travel, said Tony Bokhoven, Ring-O-Matic director of sales and business development.

New Software Simplifies, Facilitates Use of ASCE MOP 145 for Close-Fit Liners

MOP 145 offers valuable guidance to consulting engineers for designing flexible, close-fit liners for rehabilitation of existing gravity pipe, including sanitary sewers, culverts and storm sewers. The design applies to CIPP, both non-reinforced and GRP-reinforced, and fold-and-form liners.

First Look: Heath Offers Advanced Detection Products

Heath Consultants now offers two advanced technology products for detecting and documenting the presence of methane gas: the RMLD-CS™ remote gas leak detector and the Odorator 2™ audit system. Each replaces proven legacy products.

FIRST LOOK: Atomic Wash Disinfects Construction Equipment

Right Turn Supply has developed a liquid cleaner and disinfectant specifically for construction equipment and tools.

HammerHead Unveils Small-Pipe Extractor, Installation Systems

HammerHead Trenchless is introducing a small-pipe extractor for removing old steel gas service lines and installing new plastic pipe in one step.

First Look: QuickConnect Universal Pull Head

What’s the crew doing while pipe is being fused in the hole? That’s exactly the question that was bugging Ellingson Companies Superintendent Clint Baumgartner back in 2012 when he worked on a number of water and wastewater jobs in the Midwest. ..

First Look: Loki Locator Designed For Utility Construction

Jeff Griffin  |  Senior Editor Schonstedt Instrument Co. has introduced a new underground utility pipe and cable locator designed to “sweep” large areas for the presence of buried assets. ..

First Look: Ditch Witch Introduces Unique Track Trencher

Ditch Witch has introduced a new 275-horsepower track trencher named the HT275. With its power and 70,000-plus pounds of mass, the HT275 is significantly smaller than most big track trenchers, can do jobs that smaller trenchers can’t, and is much more versatile than other trenchers of comparable si..

Thunder Products Introduces Large HDD Recycling System

Thunder Products is introducing a new Thunderstorm drilling fluid recycling system at the 2015 ICUEE show in Louisville, KY, in late September. The Thunderstorm III becomes the largest of three fluid recycling system models in the Thunder Products lineup, said company President Dan Sharpe. It is de..

Vermeer Launches Productivity Tools Package

Vermeer productivity tools package InSite Productivity Tools from Vermeer help HDD contractors streamline and simplify the entire job process from planning to invoicing, allowing the contractor to more easily document project work. By combining documentation, bore planning, data collection and rem..