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Date: 05/03/2018 | Category: , , , , , ,

There are several things to consider before undertaking a microtunnelling installation that influence accuracy, downtime and costs. Here, Stuart Harrison, Managing Director at Edge Underground, looks at five critical considerations that need to be taken into account to achieve a successful...

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Date: 20/11/2017 | Category: , , , , , , , , ,

Trenchless technology has been quickly growing in popularity due to its vast environmental, cost and time benefits. When selecting which technique, such as microtunnelling or HDD, to use for a pipe installation there are differences that need to be considered. Here, we look at the types of...

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Date: 10/10/2017 | Category: , , , , , ,

Unlike deep excavation, trenchless techniques such as microtunnelling bypass surface obstructions and have minimal impact on the surrounding environment. In the case of water and sewer pipeline installations, this has multiple benefits for the community and environment, and reduces risks during...

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Date: 05/09/2017 | Category: , , , , , ,

Being able to install pipelines on-grade is a must these days. This is especially the case in urban areas where a deviation from the route can result in damage to existing underground infrastructure. Microtunnelling is a trenchless method designed to achieve a high level of accuracy to prevent...

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Date: 23/08/2017 | Category: , , ,

Knowing the ground conditions at a jobsite is imperative for completing a successful microtunnelling installation, however incorrect geotechnical information is not uncommon and can cost a project time and money. Here, Stuart Harrison, Managing Director at Edge Underground, discusses the benefits...

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Date: 16/08/2017 | Category: , , , , ,

In the past, gravity slope sewer lines were installed via open cut or tunnelling methods. Today there are two main methods of trenchless sewer construction: horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and microtunnelling.The key is selecting the most appropriate and technically feasible method –...

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