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Laser-Guided Boring System Pinpoints Sewer Piping

Publication Date: 2/23/2011
Author: Tim Newcomb
Format: HTML

The Portland, Ore., Bureau of Environmental Services and Salem, Ore.-based contractor Emery & Sons Construction Inc. on a recent project needed precision to bore a new sewer line beneath two trolley tracks near an existing steam vent in downtown Portland. They turned to an up-and-coming technology: laser-guided boring.

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