Trenchless Technology

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Crabtree Basin Wastewater System Conveyance Improvements
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Environmentally Sensitive Solutions

McKim & Creed has been named one of the top 50 trenchless design firms in the U.S. by Trenchless Technology magazine.

With trenchless technology, underground utilities can be installed, replaced or renewed with minimal excavation and disruption to residents, businesses and traffic. Trenchless construction techniques are often more environmentally sensitive and cost effective than traditional surface excavation methods, and can be used in fragile environments where open-cut is not an option. Trenchless technologies have proven effective for numerous utility applications, including water, sewer, gas, industrial, electrical and fiber optics.

McKim & Creed has been named one of the top 50 trenchless design firms in the U.S. by Trenchless Technology magazine, and provides award-winning services – including subsurface utility engineering, infrastructure renewal and replacement, and engineering – for hundreds of trenchless projects each year. We have extensive experience with multiple trenchless technologies—including horizontal directional drill (HDD), microtunneling, and bore and jack—and have overseen numerous complex installations, including a 72-inch fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) microtunnel beneath an interstate highway; 1,000 linear feet of 30-inch water main under Catawba River using HDD; and an award-winning project that involved 2,700 linear feet of 10-inch drainage pipe installed by subaqueous HDD to protect environmentally sensitive areas. Our client for this last project said, “You thoroughly understood the complexities of this challenging project and the limitations and risks inherent in directional boring of this type. You brought that knowledge and your experience to bear during design and execution.”

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