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No matter what part of the country you're in, utility constructionis a vital part of everyday life. As communities develop, so does the need for standard utility construction like water infrastructure, including septic systems and storm water handling, power infrastructure, telecommunications work both above and below ground, power lines and other utility lines.



Condux to Unveil GS500 Fiber Optic Cable Blower at Utility Expo

Condux International will display several pieces of new equipment at the Utility Expo that serve as the foundation of its integrated installation solution. The new GS500 fiber optic cable blower incorporates precision load cells and integrated electronics to make installation fast, safe and efficient....


Condux Tesmec to Display New Stringing Equipment at Utility Expo

Condux Tesmec Inc. will display several pieces of new equipment at the Utility Expo, including a new puller-tensioner, the PD4500. The PD4500 hydraulic puller-tensioner from Condux Tesmec features four drums and has capacity for 22,000 ft....


The most important thing when it comes to energy infrastructureis having a professional who has been working with energy infrastructurefor a period of time. A live wire in underground utility constructioncan cause sudden death, and the same goes with live wire with energy infrastructure with power lines.

Vermeer Corporation Enters Distribution Agreement with BRON for Utility Track Plows and Plow Attachments

Vermeer Corporation has signed a distribution agreement with BRON that gives the manufacturer of utility track plows and plow attachments the rights to sell its products through Vermeer industrial dealers worldwide....


Firm Uses GPR Tech for Underground Utility Locating

Modesto, Calif.-based ExceeD GPR & Locating focuses on safely locating underground utilities. The company has carved out a successful niche by using equipment to help clients save time while reducing the risk of injury and costly damages....


Ditch Witch JT28 Directional Drill Increases Power, Productivity for Maximum Jobsite Uptime

To help HDD contractors improve performance on fiber utility installation projects and other projects within compact job sites, Ditch Witch launched the JT28 directional drill. Designed as an upgraded replacement for the JT25 drill, the JT28 maintains its mid-size footprint while providing more power, improving performance and requiring fewer maintenance checks, according to the manufacturer....


Utility Line Construction also deals with the everyday maintenance that occurs or when a power line goes down in a town. Without the right utility construction training and utility constructionequipment, millions could be without power for hours or even days. Along with this is the need for septic system maintenance. This is critical for towns, cities, and residences. Often times, in the summer, you'll find construction workers waist deep in a pit on the side of the road. This is because they are doing septic system maintenanceor completely replacing the system.

GPR for Utility Locating Offers Safety, Efficiency, Revenue Benefits

Residential and commercial inspectors, plumbing and utility contractors, and electricians are finding the use of ground penetrating radar (GPR) provides a host of safety, efficiency and revenue benefits....


VIDEO: Volvo CE Introduces Rotating Pipelayer Conversion Kits for 14-Ton Excavators

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced a new attachment kit that allows 14-ton excavators to be converted into rotating pipelayers, offering a simple solution for users who don't want to buy a dedicated pipelayer and who have been using conventional excavators for the work, according to the manufacturer....


Electrical Contractor Adds FT-6R's to Fleet, Allows for Optimal Equipment Utilization

Southland Electric Inc. is a San Diego-based commercial and industrial electrical contractor that serves the Southern California region. The woman-owned company does electrical work for entities like Cox Cable, San Diego city schools, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE), and many more....


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Support (And Practice) Safe Digging: Why It's Important for AEM Members to Do Their Part

While many have adapted to working remotely, one thing that may have not crossed our minds is the importance of utility infrastructure. None of the video calls that we've all grown to love so much would be possible without high-speed connectivity to our homes....


SAE Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment Standards Published

SAE has published a second standard for vacuum excavators and sewer cleaning equipment with the publication of J3107 to complement the already published J3106 Standard. The members of AEM's AEM's Underground Equipment Manufacturers Committee (UEMC) understood the need for standards for the growing vacuum excavation equipment industry....







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