In the April 2014 Issue
With more than 19 million miles of buried utilities in the United States, there are plenty of obstacles to navigate around when performing an excavation project. While services such as One-Call are a great starting point at identifying a utility’s location, exposing a utility is the only sure way to know where that valuable infrastructure truly lies. Read more
The Gold Standard
For the past 50 years, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has been the leading trade association working solely for the utility construction and excavation industry. Read more
Expert Vacuum Excavation
More and more, contractors are turning to vacuum excavators to clean and remove debris created from boring projects and locating utilities. Read more
Vacuum Excavation Showcase
Vacuum excavation helps contractors safely identify a utility’s location, saving on costly damage or downtime. Here, four manufacturers highlight their vacuum excavation units. Read more
Buried beneath your feet is a complex system of subsurface utilities, silently supplying power and connectivity to your home, neighborhood, office, farm and every city in between. Read more
Building a Better System
Unlike service and warehouse industries, construction has many variables and moving parts. Materials of many kinds. Equipment of every sort. Main and satellite jobsites. Read more
Out of Sight Can No Longer Afford to Be Out of Mind
There is not a business, small or large, in America that can survive, let alone grow, without access to the water, electricity and gas delivered by America’s aging and sometimes failing infrastructure.
What is DIRT?
As utility and excavation contractors, we all know what dirt is because it is the soil we dig in all the time. However, there is another definition of dirt; one that is very important to our industry and every contractor should be familiar with it. DIRT is actually the acronym for Damage Information Reporting Tool. Read more