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.
  • IBAK increases CNC capacity
    German CCTV specialist IBAK has added 6 new CNC machines to its Kiel factory it announced in February. The Kiel factory is equipped with a total of 23 CNC machines for reliable and dependable processing of components for the production of high quality camera systems and repair robots. In order to cope even better with the increasing demand, two state-of-the-art CNC processing centres and a CNC lathe were already integrated onto the production floor in the first six months of the year. In addition, another three fully automatic CNC centres for modern CNC machining were put into service in the course of the second half of the year.


Utility Detectors
27 September, 2016 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
  • Trenchers
    Trenchers large and small still have a place in utility installation and for some specialpurposes like seabed cabling and pipes