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Why you need a new TBM vs an old one?

If you are wondering, why do I need a new TBM vs an old one that I already own? One of the key benefits of owning an Akkerman TBM Series 2, is the interchangeable cutter heads feature that can rock up to 15,000 psi and the ability to tackle different ground conditions with the high […]

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Rocking In Phoenix – Drought Pipeline Project

By: Jason Holden As we look ahead into 2023, Akkerman will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of North America’s premier manufacturers of trenchless equipment. The first Akkerman TBM was developed in 1963 by Don (D.H.) Akkerman out of necessity to install road crossings safely and efficiently. For the next decade, D.H. continued to […]

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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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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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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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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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