Today on Underground Utilities


ADS opens distribution center in Florida
07 March, 2016 USA--Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) announced March 2 it has opened a new distribution center in Panama City Beach, Florida. The Panama City Beach location is the company’s fourth in the state and will increase the local supply of the company’s products and improve customer service.
  • Work starts for Encina sewer improvement project
    USA – The cities of Carlsbad and Vista, California, are replacing a segment of critical infrastructure along Carlsbad’s coastline that conveys up to 33 million gallons a day of wastewater to the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility, Carlsbad City announced.
  • New leader for Vermeer
    USA – Jason Andringa has become Vermeer’s president and CEO. The announcement was first made in August 2014, as part of the company’s family succession planning process.
  • Risky auger bore project delivered
    UK trenchless specialist Perco has installed a 225mm sewer pipe underneath the Fairfield Golf Course off King's Road in Audenshaw to which is 5m deep a new housing development and 9m deep at the outfall located within the golf course. Perco were able to offer 2 techniques in which to install the new 225mm pipe using trenchless techniques. One option was to install the pipe using a 1200mm Pipe jack. This was the more expensive option, but posed little potential risk due the potential obstructions within the ground from the old refuge site.
  • New US certifications for HammerHead
    HammerHead Trenchless Equipment's HydraLiner cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining system has received two of the industry's most highly respected certifications. Independent testing by NSF International and the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) determined that HammerHead HydraLiner meets or surpasses high-level plumbing and ventilation standards. Both organizations certified HydraLiner consumables in early January. The endorsements will now help CIPP rehabilitation contractors access projects in some of the country's most restrictive markets.


27 September, 2016 Trenchers large and small still have a place in utility installation and for some specialpurposes like seabed cabling and pipes
  • Utility Detectors
    Software development, cloud computing and mobile phone technology is adding to thecapabilities of utility detection reports Adrian Greeman
  • Suction Excavation
    Use of vacuum or suction excavation has been growing apace as its safety and securityhas been increasingly appreciated reports Adrian Greeman