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Suction Excavation
27 September, 2016
Use of vacuum or suction excavation has been growing apace as its safety and securityhas been increasingly appreciated reports Adrian Greeman
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Utility Detectors 27 September, 2016 Software development, cloud computing and mobile phone technology is adding to thecapabilities of utility detection reports Adrian Greeman
Directional drilling 27 September, 2016 Drilling lengths and complexity continues to grow for this useful technique
Pipe repair and renovation 27 September, 2016 As the infrastructure ages pipe repair becomes ever more important reports Adrian Greeman
Trenchers 27 September, 2016 Trenchers large and small still have a place in utility installation and for some specialpurposes like seabed cabling and pipes
Microtunnelling 26 September, 2016 Microtunnelling remains widely used for medium and large gravity lines needing accurate placement. New developments include the direct pipe system using pipe-pulling to replace jacking methods reports Adrian Greeman
Auger boring 26 September, 2016 Technology to tackle hard ground and even rock is expanding the use of the basic auger boring method.
Pipe makers 26 September, 2016 Before you can install pipes you have to have pipes. A brief look at some of the makers
Breaking boundaries 03 November, 2015 Prior to 2012, the integration of designed vertical or horizontal curves into microtunnel alignments was unheard of in Ontario. Following the release of a large number of infrastructure projects in suburban Toronto, clients and consultants encouraged contractors to present value engineered alternatives to pr oposed project alignments and construction methods. Seamus Tynan and John Grennan of Ward and Burke discuss three recent projects successfully constructing long-distance, curved microtunnels
A perfect storm 30 October, 2015 The UK pipe jacking industry is in a sharp, albeit brief slump. Several factors have come together to make what was supposed to be an end to the rollercoaster of water work, into a complete halt in activity. Alex Conacher reports.
Culvert jacking 28 July, 2015 Pipe supplier Hobas gives this brief account of a simple flood relief project near the village of Cikowice in southern Poland. The company argues that a jacked pipe solution requires less maintenance than alternatives.
Digital future for detection 22 April, 2015 Underground detection technology improves incrementally but the main advances are systematic use and data collection says Adrian Greeman
Microtunnelling booms in middle east 15 April, 2015 For placing pipelines and service routes microtunnelling is becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East but as the scale of work increases so does the complexity and the risk

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