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Digging Deeper – September 2022

Microtunneling Market Strong In North America Below is an excerpt from Tunnel Business Magazine. Additionally, expanded knowledge in general are helping to improve the market, says Jason Holden, vice president and chief revenue officer for Akkerman Inc. “A solid understanding of when, where, and how to apply the microtunneling method is a key to a […]

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Microtunneling Market Strong in North America

The following excerpt features an interview with Jason Holden recently featured in an article from Tunnel Business Magazine. Continued Advancement Drives Growth in New Installation Projects The microtunneling market is steady and healthy in North America, according to experts in the field. As larger and more complex projects have been completed, project owners are becoming […]

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Modern Guidance for Auger Boring Matches Growth of Technology

The following excerpt features an interview with Jason Holden recently featured in an article from Underground Construction. Akkerman Guided auger boring is probably the most popular trenchless method of construction, said Jason Holden, vice president and chief revenue officer for Akkerman. Technology for exact line and grade trenchless installations is gaining more acceptance in the […]

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Digging Deeper – August 2022

Tunnel Boring Machine Cutter Head Selection – A Manufacturer’s Perspective A tunneling project consists of numerous intertwined puzzle pieces. Often, the cutter head on the tunnel boring machine is the most critical. It is the front line to progress. Without a properly designed cutter head, production can be slow or nonexistent. The cutter head design […]

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Digging Deeper – July 2022

Trenchless Tackles Twin Casing Pipe Rams in Beautiful Banff Published by Jim Schill In North America there are few areas as beautiful and well-regarded as Banff National Park and Lake Louise in Canada. This majestic area of the Rocky Mountains is known for its amazing scenery, breath taking views, glacier-fed streams and lakes, as well […]

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The Future is Now – How Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Trenchless Technology

Akkerman vice president and chief revenue officer Jason Holden was recently quoted in an article from Trenchless Technology. While AI may be more visible on the pipe inspection side, the technology is being used in new installation applications, primarily in areas of data logging, crew safety and guidance. In smaller ways, AI technology has been […]

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Case Study: Pipe Jacking & Utility Tunneling

The following article was recently published in the 2022 annual Texas & Oklahoma Trenchless Report. Project Overview The project involved the construction of a 36-inch diameter HDPE water line inside of a 48-inch diameter casing, that ran under highway I-20 and a Union Pacific Railroad near Stanton, TX. While using their 48SCII TBM with standard […]

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City of Phoenix Supports $12B Microchip Facility With Fast-Tracked Water Infrastructure Enhancements

An image of a TBM system being used by SSC Underground was featured in a recent article from Engineering News-Record. The city of Phoenix is constructing new water and wastewater infrastructure to support a microchip facility being built on the north side of the valley for the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). This facility will […]

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Sydney’s forgotten ghost tunnels all powered up with guided boring breakthrough

Akkerman was recently featured in a Trenchless Australasia article. Directhitt Trenchless has completed a project for Laing O’Rourke at Sydney’s Central Station by installing critical electrical infrastructure for the new Sydney Metro. As part of the biggest upgrade to Sydney’s busiest railway station in decades, Directhitt Trenchless were contracted to supply and install four DN […]

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Digging Deeper – May 2022

Providing the Building Blocks for Children After traveling back to the Austin area, Justin Akkerman saw first-hand how tough it was to find quality childcare. Once given the opportunity to support the newest childcare center in the area, Akkerman didn’t think twice about it. See how Leo Augusta Children’s Academy is providing the under served […]

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Digging Deeper – April 2022

A Deep Lake Tap Supplies Water To Enid, OK With continued urban expansion and recent droughts, the City of Enid, OK embarked on a major infrastructure project to ensure clean, safe water to their nearly 50,000 residents.  To reduce the demand on the region’s aquifers by 35%, as well as removing the lead-sealed joints from […]

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Digger Deeper – March 2022

Guided Auger Boring Set-up Guided Auger Boring is rapidly becoming one of the most popular and cost-effective trenchless methods to accurately install steel casing for underground utilities.  Contractors around the world have utilized industry advancements in both guided boring as well as auger boring technology to successfully complete projects that were not possible just a […]

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