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No-Dig Florence releases preliminary program

Taking place in Florence, Italy from 30 September to 2 October 2019 the ISTT’s 37thAnnual International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, hosted by the Italian Association of Trenchless Technology, will focus on trenchless technologies in Italy and the rest of the world. The four-stream program comprises technical sessions, short courses and industry sessions…read more.

Fatal gas line explosion in Murrieta a warning for home contractors

Southern California Gas Co. said a huge explosion Monday at a house in Murrieta, Calif., that left a utility worker dead and 15 others injured underscores the dangers of home improvements and construction without following gas safety rules. Cedric Williams, the company’s vice president of construction, said a preliminary investigation shows that a contractor at …

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Headed down to the farm

Kids’ Fest was held Saturday in Jones Park and there was a multitude of activities for youngsters to participate in including the one set up by Ameren. The power company reminded everyone to call 811 before doing any digging…read more.

No-Dig Down Under extends deadline for scholarship applications

Utility and council representatives yet to apply now have an extra two weeks to complete the process. The scholarships, introduced by ASTT, will allow 10 representatives of Australasian utilities and councils to attend the event with reduced costs, and aims to bring more employees from these organisations to the event, thereby increasing the knowledge of trenchless …

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DBYD introduces new one day rule

Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) has introduced a new rule allowing enquiries to be lodged one business day prior to commencing work. In response to user feedback, from 1 July 2019, enquiries to obtain asset location information from the DBYD referral service can be made one day prior to work commencing…read more.

CGA White Paper Offers Recommendations for Improved Excavator Training, Outreach

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the leading national authority on protecting underground utility infrastructure from excavation-related damages and near-miss events, announced the release of a new white paper that offers a blueprint for all stakeholders to increase the effectiveness of their outreach to professional excavators about preventing damage to underground utilities…read more.