13 episodes

Subsurface Stories: The Underground Infrastructure podcast presents detailed interviews, discussions, and insights into the construction, rehabilitation, and asset management infrastructure markets. The UI podcast provides essential information for decision-makers in infrastructure management.

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Subsurface Stories: The Underground Infrastructure podcast presents detailed interviews, discussions, and insights into the construction, rehabilitation, and asset management infrastructure markets. The UI podcast provides essential information for decision-makers in infrastructure management.

    Ralph Kokot on Vanair's utility innovations and FailSafe® systems

    Ralph Kokot on Vanair's utility innovations and FailSafe® systems

    Join hosts Robert Carpenter and Josh Allen as they chat with Ralph Kokot, CEO of Vanair Manufacturing. Discover how Vanair's innovative underdeck air compressors and FailSafe® technologies are transforming the underground utilities market. Ralph highlights the benefits of their thermal guard systems and the rise of electrification with the EPEQ® product line. Learn how these advancements are boosting productivity for utility fleets.

    • 18 min
    OBIC's journey from local innovator to global leader

    OBIC's journey from local innovator to global leader

    In this episode, we talk with Mike Hoffmaster, VP of Business Development at OBIC, live from the Underground Infrastructure Conference in Oklahoma City. Mike shares insights from OBIC’s largest OBICcon event yet, emphasizing the power of collaboration and education within their certified installer network. Discover how OBIC’s commitment to quality and extensive warranties sets them apart in the industry, supporting a rapid expansion from North America to emerging markets in Asia and Europe.
     

    • 16 min
    Creative problem solving for a complex drilling project in Waukesha, WI

    Creative problem solving for a complex drilling project in Waukesha, WI

    In this episode of Subsurface Stories, hosts Robert Carpenter and Josh Allen sit down with Rob Hotz, General Manager of ECI Contracting. They review the intricacies of a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Despite challenges like ruptured pipelines, contaminated soil, and stringent environmental regulations, the team triumphed through strategic redesigns, innovative engineering, and strong partnerships. Rob shares how ECI overcame significant obstacles through precision drilling, unique dual-material installation, and seamless collaboration with engineering partners.

    • 22 min
    Innovating HDD: HardRock's Role in a Texas International Pipeline Systems Project

    Innovating HDD: HardRock's Role in a Texas International Pipeline Systems Project

    In this episode of Subsurface Stories, we spotlight HardRock Infrastructure's execution of HDD operations for the Texas International Pipeline Systems (TIPS) project across Galveston Bay. Learn how HardRock's team navigated the complex maritime and geological challenges to lay 44,000 feet of pipeline, connecting crucial energy infrastructure under some of the most testing conditions.

    • 17 min
    Interviews from the Underground Infrastructure Conference 2024 - Part 1

    Interviews from the Underground Infrastructure Conference 2024 - Part 1

    Welcome to Part 1 of our series featuring interviews from the 2024 Underground Infrastructure Conference. In this episode, Josh Allen interviews leading industry experts who share their latest advancements and solutions for managing underground infrastructure challenges. From innovative software solutions that enhance fleet management to strategic partnerships that redefine industry standards, this episode offers a glimpse into the future of infrastructure technology. Stay tuned for more in Part 2!

    • 24 min
    Celebrating a Career of HDD Excellence with Inrock's Jim Agnew

    Celebrating a Career of HDD Excellence with Inrock's Jim Agnew

    Join us for a special episode of Subsurface Stories at UIC, featuring HDD Hall of Fame inductee Jim Agnew. Host Josh Allen delves into Jim's extensive career with Inrock, highlighting his groundbreaking contributions to directional drilling and his role in advancing the HDD industry. Jim shares personal anecdotes and insights on the evolution of drilling technologies, reflecting on his journey from the oil fields to industry legend. Celebrate Jim's achievements and the innovative spirit that continues to drive the HDD industry forward.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

PeterM IFF ,

Informative content for those in underground utility construction

With so much underground infrastructure being in stalled it is great to see a podcast focused on this segment of construction. Very informative whether you’re in the industry or not. The hosts Josh and Robert are good interviewers and pretty entertaining as well. Keep up the great content!

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