Integrity Inspection for a 30-inch Gas Pipeline Secured by a Hydraulic Manhole Brace

November 23, 2021

Recently a well-known energy infrastructure company was required to perform integrity digs to an existing 30-inch gas pipeline. The pipeline technicians would conduct a total of 9 digs and perform integrity inspections to scan for rust and corrosion. The energy company is a continuous advocate for safety and required that ...

Slide Rail Offers Big Benefits for Utility Tunnel Expansion

November 10, 2021

At Utah State University (USU), crews led by general contractor Jacobsen Construction are working to expand a utility tunnel running beneath the main campus in Logan. The cast-in-place concrete structure, currently about 2 miles long and measuring 10 ft tall and 9.5 ft wide, houses USU’s steam distribution system, among ...

National Trench Safety announces Employee Equity Participation Program

September 13, 2021

Houston, Texas: National Trench Safety (NTS), a leader in trench safety solutions and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced September 10th that it is implementing an Employee Equity Participation Program. In an industry first, NTS will award up to $8,000,000 of equity participation units to full-time and permanent employees annually. ...

Slide Rail System Used for Storm Drain Upgrades

September 2, 2021

A Denver contractor installed a new storm drainage system to improve water run-off control in the area. The project required a linear run of 108-ft, a width of 20-ft, and a depth of 24-ft. The Competent Person on-site classified the sandy soil as Type-C. The project site was located 12-ft ...

Site Specific Engineered Trench Shield Application Proves Effective for Contractor

August 17, 2021

Due to increased traffic congestion around a large airport, a Midwestern municipality had initiated a project to create a new toll road into the airport to ease traffic congestion. The project would require the contractor to update and/or relocate surrounding utilities and infrastructure lines. In the beginning phase of the ...

Steel Sheeting Guide Frame Used During Poured in Place Lift Station Project

July 16, 2021

The contractor had been tasked with pouring in place a 17-ft square, 17-ft tall lift station for a Northern Virginia power station. The contractor had classified the soil as Type C-60. To complete the project an excavation of 18-ft deep and 30-ft squared would be required. This allowed the contractor ...

Do It Your Way and Safe at the Same Time

June 8, 2021

I recently received a question regarding sloping at the open end of a trench shield that was being used on a pipeline project.  The manufacturer’s tabulated data was unclear on the issue and an inspector was requiring that the sloping adhere to the OSHA Appendix B for sloping and benching. ...

NUCA Promoting Sixth Annual Stand Down for Trench Safety

May 20, 2021

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is promoting a National Trench and Excavation Stand Down to raise awareness of the dangers in excavation work to prevent injuries and death related to these hazards. As proud partners of the NUCA, NTS is participating in this outreach program to support the industry ...

Composite Mats A Cost-Effective Solution

May 18, 2021

Composite mats are a cost-effective solution used to protect ground structures. LibertyMats® are made from 100% recycled high-density polyethylene and manufactured in the United States. Composite mats are designed with Chevron Traction textured grips making the mats slip-resistant. The design also incorporates handholes allowing two people to safely position the ...

Tailwind Capital Creates Pure-Play Trench Safety Platform

April 29, 2021

Tailwind Capital (“Tailwind”), a growth-oriented private equity firm, today announced that it has created a pure play platform in the trench safety solutions market through a merger of Tailwind portfolio companies National Trench Safety (“NTS”), Trench Plate Rental Company (“TPRC”), and Support of Excavation (“SOE”). The three companies are now ...