Difficult bores becoming routine

Griffin, Jeff
March 1998
Underground Construction;Mar1998, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p53
Trade Publication
Discusses the utility industry's choice of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) as the preferred construction method for large sections of many of their projects. Advances in HDD equipment; Use of HDD equipment in two C&S projects for Denver, Colorado's Qwest Communications.


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