Trenchless Methods

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.

Michels Canada Completes Canada’s Longest HDD Installation

Michels Canada completed its longest HDD project that extended 3,540 meters in Ontario.

Trenchless Technology Center to Host a Virtual Municipal Forum

The Trenchless Technology Center is hosting a virtual forum to cover topics relating to trenchless technology.

Vortex Companies Partners with BKP Berolina to Include UV Cured-In-Place Liner

Vortex Companies expands its offerings to include the Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) liner.

Vortex Companies Acquires North American Pipeline And Expands Trenchless Services

New Jersey based trenchless services contractor will expand Vortex geographical and service footprint to include Mid-Atlantic region.

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

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

Barbco Adds Another Patent to Growing List

Barbco, Inc. Co-Owner and CEO, Anthony R. Barbera was granted a U.S. Patent for the “Material Exhaust Connection For Horizontal Bore” on Jan. 7.

TTC Wraps Up Another Active Year of Growth

The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has once again had a very active year, continuing to meet its mission to advance trenchless technology by serving as an independent source of knowledge, research and education in the field.

Ellingson Acquires Directed Technologies Drilling

Ellingson, a nationwide specialty trenchless construction contractor focused on providing end-to-end solutions in water and underground infrastructure management, announces the acquisition of Directed Technologies Drilling (DTD), a pioneer in the use of HDD methods to mitigate soil and groundwater contamination and develop clean water supplies.

Vortex Companies

The Vortex Companies, a leading trenchless rehabilitation industry solutions provider, has acquired VacVision Environmental, a trenchless infrastructure and service contractor. Located in South Carolina and Florida, VacVision will significantly bolster Vortex’s  brand and strength in the Southeast. ..

Matthews Assumes Trenchless Technology Center Leadership Role

In March, Dr. John Matthews assumed the position of director of the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University. TTC is a leading research facility for the development of technologies influencing the various trenchless construction and rehabilitation methods. It is recognized as..

CUIRE 15th Annual Engineering & Inspector Schools

The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education (CUIRE) at the University of Texas-Arlington held its 15th annual trenchless technology inspector training and certification schools Jan. 29-30, in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exh..

TTC Celebrates 10-Year Partnership With China For Trenchless R&D

For 27 years, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), an industry/university/government research center at Louisiana Tech University, has served as a global leader for the development of technologies influencing almost every aspect of trenchless construction methods.  In April, the TTC’s Dr. Thomas ..

Fibrwrap Construction

Fibrwrap Construction specializes in trenchless structural strengthening of underground pipelines over 30-inches utilizing the advanced Tyfo Fibrwrap carbon fiber system. With more than 20 years of experience, Fibrwrap has the knowledge and expertise to meet pipeline strengthening needs, and has per..

Infrastructure Repair Systems Patented Trenchless Point Repair Systems

Infrastructure Repair Systems Inc.’s patented trenchless Point Repair Systems come with liners of different weights and customized lengths. Four liner weight options exceed ASTM 1216 standards and have pre-measured epoxy formulated for summer or winter environments: Super Liner has multiple layers ..

South Carolina Utility to Begin Water Main Rehab Next Week

Charleston Water System will begin the second phase of waterline rehabilitation projects in Downtown Charleston next week. The $2.4 million project involves using trenchless technology to rehabilitate approximately 2.5 miles of water mains.  While the mains are still structurally sound, mineral acc..

MaxLiner Trenchless CIPP Solutions

The MaxLiner System is small enough to fit into your existing service vehicles and needs just two or three workers to get the job done. The highly portable system allows you to install more than one job per day, and its lightweight design allows you to quickly and easily use it for not only traditio..

Iran Trenchless Technology Conference Coming in December

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Hudco Pneumatic Piercing Tools

Hudco Pneumatic Piercing Tools have been providing horizontal bores under driveways, streets and landscaping for all of that time. They have exceptional power to penetrate tough soils and move quickly. Contractors who install cable, pipe, and wire underground use Hudco piercing tools because of thei..

Trenchless Technology Center to Present Mini-Seminars

The Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University has launched a series of special educational programs aimed at providing detailed information about modern trenchless construction, rehabilitation and asset management. The TTC Min-Seminars are offered each fall quarter at the university..

2015 Large HDD Rig Census

When horizontal directional drilling (HDD) professionals discuss the size of an HDD rig, they typically refer to the maximum pullback force the unit can develop. The most common industry standard for a large directional drilling unit is defined as having a minimum of 100,000 pounds of pullback force..

Geotechnics For Trenchless Short Course

Planning is being finalized on a Geotechnics for Trenchless Construction short course co-sponsored by the Colorado School of Mines Center for Underground Construction and Louisiana Tech’s Trenchless Technology Center. The three-day session will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)..

Trenchless Point Repair Fixes Sewer Pipe With Structural Defects

Infrastructure Repair Systems Inc. provides a wide variety of trenchless point repair products to fix sewer pipes that have structural defects. At the top of the line is the Super HD Liner. Designed and engineered to stop I & I, this liner has a thickness that is required for extreme depths and exc..

LMK Technologies Executive Named To MSTT Board of Directors

Rick Gage, vice president of sales at LMK Technologies, has been named to the board of directors for the Midwest Society for Trenchless Technology (MSTT). The non-profit organization was established in 1998, as a regional chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, to promote tr..

Innovative Design Leads To Trenchless Solutions

An “Impossible” Project Completed On-Budget, Ahead Of Schedule Many sewer line replacement and rehabilitation projects could be classified “routine” because they are relatively straightforward with few complications. Even so, no two projects are exactly alike, and most have challenges and issues t..

Trenchless Technology Center Director, Dr. Tom Iseley, Center Named Industry 2016 MVP

At the recent Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition held in Atlanta, Trenchless Technology Center director, Tom Iseley, Ph.D, P.E., was honored by the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine as the industry’s Mo..

Insituform CIPP process is suited for wastewater pipeline repair

The Insituform CIPP process is suited for wastewater pipeline repair and can be used to rehabilitate sanitary sewers, storm sewers and force mains. Insituform CIPP is a jointless pipe-within-a-pipe with the capability to rehabilitate pipelines ranging in diameter from 6 to 96 inches and to negotiate..

Houston Firm to Complete Complex, 54-inch Gravity Sewer Line Project One Year Early

This year, BRH-Garver Construction of Houston, a firm with heavy focus in complex civil construction, will complete the 54-inch Gravity Sewer Line Project for the city of Houston Department of Public Works, entailing the installation of 54-inch jacking pipe, manufactured by Hobas Pipe USA, for the L..

Snap-Tite Culvert Lining System from ISCO Industries

Trenchless Technology Rehabilitation at its best. The Snap-Tite Culvert Lining System is unmatched in ease of installation. Its no-dig approach to rehabilitate a failing culvert by using the trenchless technology approach results in minimal training and no specialized equipment to complete the proj..

NASSCO: 40 Years Of Trenchless Rehab Leadership

by Robert Carpenter, Editor-In-Chief In 1976, a fledgling association was born to serve the rehabilitation sewer market. From those humble days, through many ups and downs, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has grown into the leading trenchless rehabilitation organization..

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