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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

April 30, 2013 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Contractor

A good pipeline contractor is hard to come by especially because there is no trade school to become a pipeline project manager or superintendent. The only way to really learn pipeline construction is to work directly for pipeline construction companies. In some cases, there is no formal in-house training offered and new employees simply go out in the field and learn hands-on from their associates. Pipeline contractors may have had decades of field experience, learning the company's culture along the way, to get the basics. However, some things just tend to get missed when lacking formal training.

To solve this problem, Kana Pipeline developed its own in-house pipeline contractor training program for its future Superintendents and Project Managers - those who are directly involved with contract work.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

June 21, 2012 | Comments: 0

S.U.E.

Subsurface Utility Engineering (S.U.E.) is in a nutshell, vacuum utility potholing and private utility locating. S.U.E. tasks essentially involve pre-design investigative processes of vertical and horizontal locations under the ground. These processes allow topside investigation of existing utilities in order to verify whether a proposed new utility or utility pipeline installation in that area would be feasible.

Many consider S.U.E. to be the damage prevention solution to consulting engineers. S.U.E. helps ensure that there are no underground utility conflicts once plans are approved and underground pipeline construction has begun. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So goes S.U.E., in preventing underground utility conflicts in the design and preconstruction phase of any new construction project.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

February 28, 2012

Storm Drain Contractors

Storm drain contractors are involved with the installation process of subsurface pipes. These systems are necessary for redirecting water flow to reduce the risk of flooding in residential communities, along interstate systems, and surface areas such as parking lots and sidewalks.

Using the services of storm drain contractors is required with all types of pipeline construction jobs including municipal, institutional, industrial, commercial, and residential. Storm drainage systems are crucial for getting rid of storm water runoff that collects on ground surfaces and could result in flooding.

Storm drainage systems are comprised of catch basins and inlets that are strategically placed along curbs, roads, and sidewalks to redirect storm water runoff to subsurface pipes. These pipes transport excess water to an outfall opening so that water can be discharged into open bodies of water like rivers and oceans.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

October 04, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Construction Contractors

Pipeline construction contractors are responsible for installing, repairing, and replacing pipelines used to convey water, fuel, and petroleum-based products. Contractors are also charged with maintaining utility pipelines used to protect fiber optic cables and phone lines, along with sewer pipes and storm water drainage systems.

Pipeline construction contractors
handle most facets of the construction process including trenching, pipe installation, backfilling, paving, and land restoration. Contractors are also in charge of managing the process of applying protective coatings to pipes in order to prevent corrosion.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

September 30, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Construction

Pipeline construction is an integral process that involves pre-construction planning, the actual construction phase, and post-construction. Each phase requires a dedicated team of highly trained employees including engineers, construction workers, general contractors, and project managers.

The planning phase of pipeline construction involves working with engineers to design the system. Multiple decisions must be made to ensure the project will not have negative impacts on the environment or community. The pipeline project planning team will need to acquire permits, secure easement rights, meet local, state, and federal requirements, and obtain project proposals from various pipeline construction companies.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

August 29, 2011 | Comments: 0

Construction Safety

Construction safety is a hot topic for the construction industry literally now that summer is officially here and the weather is warming up to three digit temperatures in some parts of California. Construction companies carry large responsibilities as employers to provide adequate training in preventing workplace illness and injury - specifically heat illness. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) set initiatives to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in heat and how to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Heat illness is a common hazard for construction workers who typically work outdoors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, 230 heat-related deaths have occurred from 2003 - 2009 with 81 (40%) of these fatalities in the construction industry. Over that same time period, 15,370 heat-related injuries/illnesses requiring days away from work have occurred with 4,110 (27%) of these injuries/illnesses in the construction industry.

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Kana Pipeline, Inc.

July 29, 2011 | Comments: 0

Pipeline Construction Companies

We are often asked, what is the difference between wet and dry pipeline construction companies? Pipeline construction companies can basically be separated into two (2) categories: dry and wet utility pipeline construction. Some pipeline companies do one or specific combinations of wet / dry pipeline construction. Dry utility pipeline construction companies install pipelines that are typically non-petroleum based, that do not hold liquid volumes inside the pipes.

In contrast, there are wet utility pipeline construction companies such as those that install sewer, water pipeline and storm drainage systems. These types of utilities carry liquid volume in the pipe, and are therefore called, "wet" utility pipelines for this reason. Next time you are looking for "pipeline construction companies," consider whether you need dry or wet utility pipeline contractors. Note, too, that oftentimes, they may be referred to as "underground" pipeline construction companies.

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