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Digging Deeper – September 2023

Akkerman Celebrates 50 Years We were overwhelmed with gratitude and joy as we looked back on half a century of accomplishments and growth. It was a truly extraordinary few days, marked by a profound sense of achievement, and we owe a significant portion of our success to our exceptional clients. The support, trust, and collaboration […]

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Rock Boring in Remote British Columbia

Remote Ormond Creek runs just north of Fraser Lake in British Columbia. The surrounding region is valued as an ecologically sensitive and premier recreation area connected by Yellowhead Highway 16. Part of a large natural gas pipeline project, a crucial 90 m, 1,200 mm crossing under Ormond Creek was designed for guided pipe ramming as […]

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On Time, On Line and On Budget

The utility infrastructure market is shifting more assets from overhead to underground to better protect the utilities and our environment. In the last year, companies like PG&E announced plans to invest billions of dollars to bury their electric lines. The move underground for utilities is expected to expand exponentially in the coming decade. The boom […]

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Guided Auger Boring Tooling for Hard Ground – Upsize Bearing Pilot Tube Guided Auger Boring (PTGAB) remains one of the most common trenchless applications in North America for the installation of underground utilities requiring exact line and grade tolerances. Manufacturers such as Akkerman continually seek ways to improve performance and efficiency for trenchless contractors. Decades […]

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Digging Deeper – August 2023

Akkerman Guided Rock Boring Units RBU24 to RBU42 Accurately navigating solid rock conditions is possible with this multi-step approach. Staff Highlight Eric Kozak was named the August 2023 Employee of the Month. Eric came to Akkerman on February 6, 2006 as a welder. In 2008, after the facilities expansion, he transitioned to the GBM assembly […]

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Digging Deeper – July 2023

Airport Pipeline Project Design Engineer: Metro Horizontal BoringLocation: Atlanta, GeorgiaGround Conditions: Sandy Clays to Firm ClaysType of Installation: Guided Auger BoringMaterial: 20-in x 0.5-wall x 20-ft Steel CasingFootage Installation: 200-lf, 6-ft ground coverEquipment: Akkerman 240A GBM, P4075D Power Pack, Guidance System, Akkerman lube system, 20-in WORH Adapter Assisted by Akkerman’s Field Service Technician, Lamont Andrews, […]

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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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Digging Deeper – June 2023

Iqudan Q Line South Project Design Engineer: E.R. Itshaky-Microtunneling IsrealLocation: Bat Yam, IsraelGround Conditions: Sliplining an existing and active sewer lineType of Installation: Rehabilitation – Sliplining MethodMaterial: 70 to 78-in GRPFootage Installation: 4,970-lf total (2,510-lf longest)Equipment: Akkerman SLS-100 Sliplining System The Q Line South Project required multiple diameters of GRP pipe ranging from 1,800-2,000-mm (70-78-in). […]

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Digging Deeper – May 2023

Empire State Trail Box Tunnel Design Engineer’s Name & Photo Credit: Brierley AssociatesLocation: Schenectady, NYGround Conditions: Nonconsolidated groundType of Installation: Hybrid PTM – Installed Spiling and tendon ducts with Pilot TubeMaterial: 12-ft x 12-ft box tunnelFootage Installation: 170-lfEquipment: Akkerman 240A GBM System, Guidance System, Akkerman Lube System, Pull-back Adapters Due to the ground conditions, a […]

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Digging Deeper – April 2023

Fort McMurray Project Contractor’s Name: Total Trenchless Ltd.Location: Fort McMurray, ABGround Conditions: Raveling SandType of Installation: Guided Pipe RammingMaterial: 36-in x 0.625-wall x 40-ft long SCFootage Installation: 345-lfEquipment: Akkerman 240A GBM, P100D Power Pack, Guidance System, Akkerman lube system, Weld-On Ramming Head This critical crossing took place under the important and busy HWY 63 near […]

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Digging Deeper – March 2023

Akkerman Sees A Shadow Last month Punxsutawney Phil rose from his burrow and saw his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter for some of us.  Fortunately for most, this ground squirrel is better suited for habitat engineering rather than meteorology, as Punxsutawney Phil has only accurately predicted the onset of construction’s busy season 39% […]

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Digging Deeper – February 2023

Renewal of New Sewer The project required the exact line and grade installation of 1,600-lf of new sewer line with no traffic disruption and no possibility of open-cut construction. Derech Afar Technologies Ltd. chose Akkerman GBM equipment for the performance and versatility it offers to install a variety of product pipe in their ground conditions. […]

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