Pipe Ramming in Edmonton: Large Diameter Casing Installation Eases Flooding Issues

The city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has expanded it trenchless repertoire to include pneumatic pipe ramming. With numerous infrastructure projects in the works, the city is continually evaluating efficient tools, techniques and methods that can be employed by its sizable in-house construction program. Pipe ramming was an ideal choice for several storm sewer culvert installation […]

Trenchless In North America Marathon Drilling Sets the Pace

Marathon Drilling, Greely, Ontario, CA, is leading the way for trenchless technology in Canada as well as North America. The company was formed in 1981 to serve the needs of the oil and gas pipeline industry, specifically drilling services, in Eastern Canada. The first trenchless service offerings were added a few years later in 1984. […]

By the Numbers: Gila River Crossing Utilizes Two Types of Trenchless One Master HDD Contractor

The Phoenix Expansion project is a 259-mile expansion of a natural gas pipeline, owned by Transwestern Pipeline Company, Houston, Texas. The expansion is designed to help supply the fast growing energy demands of customers in the Phoenix area, specifically Maricopa County. Maricopa County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. According […]

Pipe Ramming in the Thin Air: BTrenchless Goes Large Diameter

Pneumatic pipe ramming continues to prove that it is one of the most versatile and effective trenchless methods. With much of the attention being placed on pipe ramming’s effectiveness for assisting directional drilling operations, it is easy to overlook pipe ramming in its more traditional role of casing installation. BTrenchless (a division of BT Construction), […]

Hammer Time: Claude H. Nix Construction Takes on Large Commuter Rail Pipe Ramming Project

In an ever growing energy conscious America, commuter rail projects are getting serious consideration. Currently, Utah has one of the most aggressive and successful commuter/light rail programs in the country. Studies regarding the viability of light rail began in the early 1990s. With a successful bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Utah Transit Authority’s […]

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With A Little Help From My Friends: Sunland Construction Completes Large Diameter Pullback with HDD Ram Assist

Pipe ramming continues to demonstrate its versatility, especially when it is used in concert with a directional drilling application. James Daigle, Division Manager with Sunland Construction, Inc. Eunice, LA, knows the value that pipe ramming adds when working on difficult, large diameter HDD projects. Recently, Daigle and his crews were able to complete a difficult […]