Underground Utility Contractors Needed: Baltimore County, Md., is in the midst of a significant program to upgrade and rehabilitate its aging sewer system. Baltimore County expects to award more than 400 miles of sewer system rehabilitation work in the next five years. Work will require CIPP, open point repairs, manhole rehabilitation and pump station upgrades along with inspection and cleaning tasks. There is a need for contractors and subcontractors with a wide range of expertise for this effort, including all aspects of engineering, construction and field services related to capital improvements, maintenance and inspection. In addition, other large municipalities in the region, including Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, DC Water and the City of Baltimore are embarking on similar programs. Please contact Steve Walsh at email@example.com or visit the Baltimore County website at www.baltimorecountymd.gov for further information.
In the October 2015 Issue
Allegheny Contracting Finds Its Niche with the Right Equipment
When Allegheny Contracting entered the public works construction field in 2001, the Ridgway, Pa.-based company took the wide angle approach of many upstarts — tackling the unique and the unusual. Read more
Worth the Risk?
A utility contractor faces potentially significant hazards when it accepts the contractual obligation to indemnify a party. It is not uncommon for a utility contractor to fail to properly understand either the complete scope of an indemnification provision or the extent of the financial risk it is allocating to itself via an indemnity provision. Read more
Five Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Wheel Loader
Wheel loaders are designed to efficiently scoop, lift, carry and load material in a variety of applications. Before utility contractors select a wheel loader, they should match the performance features to the type of work they will be completing. Read more
Wheel Loader Showcase
In the market for a wheel loader? Check out machines from nine manufacturers. Read more
Welder/Generator/Air Compressor Combo Units Are Evolving
Years ago, it was big news when a manufacturer added an air compressor to a welder/generator. Today, OEMs are engaged in an arms race to outfit their equipment with as much functionality as possible. Stakes have been raised with battery chargers, jump starters and hydraulics. Read more
How to Ensure Productivity and Safety when Handling Pipe
Today’s most advanced fusion machines are purposely designed with features to make them easy and efficient for operators to use. When paired with pipe-handling equipment designed specifically to complement these machines, jobsites become even more productive — saving time and money. Read more
SUCA Celebrates 40 Years and an Active Membership
A successful organization is only as good as the members who support it, and the Suncoast Utility Contractors Association (SUCA) is definite proof of that. Incorporated in May 1975 and located in Tampa, Fla., the association focuses on legislative issues and ordinances locally — and nationally through NUCA — to protect contractors and promote the industry. Read more
The Election Is Coming!
The first Presidential primaries for the 2016 election happen the first week of February 2016. As has been the case, the Iowa Caucus is the first and will take place Feb. 1, 2016, followed by New Hampshire on Feb. 9, 2016. South Carolina and Nevada will also hold their primaries in February. Read more
Protecting the Rights of Non-English Speaking Workers
The construction workforce is and has always been made up of people from all walks of life and nationalities. In many ways, the workforce has not really changed; non-English speaking workers have always been part of the U.S. workforce since the country began. Read more