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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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Digging Deeper – February 2022

Mainline Segment 9 Project Project Overview The project involved the construction of a 36-in. diameter HDPE water line inside of a 48-in. diameter casing, that ran under highway I-20 and a Union Pacific Railroad near Stanton, TX. While using their 48SCII TBM with standard carbide cutter head, J & J Boring, Inc. encountered rock conditions […]

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Digging Deeper – January 2022

Microtunnel Support in a Digital World As essential infrastructure projects continue, an increased demand for highly skilled field service technicians challenge manufacturers to provide adequate training for new operators.  Installed as a standard option for new Akkerman microtunneling systems, MTBM Cloud Data allows for secure, real-time monitoring and permissioned control.  Akkerman’s MTBM Cloud Data software […]

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Digging Deeper – December 2021

Holiday Season is Here During the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and send best wishes for the holidays and New Year. Please note that Akkerman will be closed December 24th and reopen December 27th. We will […]

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Digging Deeper – November 2021

Guided Auger Boring Forecast Guided Auger Boring has become one of the most popular and cost-effective trenchless methods to accurately install steel casing for underground utilities. In the past five years, the number of projects released for bid specifying a pilot tube guided boring system to ensure line and grade accuracy has increased by approximately 40%. Nearly […]

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