October 22, 2020

Garver named to Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Firms list

Garver’s ongoing commitment to implementing trenchless pipeline construction and rehabilitation methods across a variety of service lines was recognized recently when it was named to Trenchless Technology magazine’s annual Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Firms list.

Garver came in at No. 32 on the annual list that tracks revenue earned over the previous year from projects using trenchless technologies. Because of the substantial cost savings that are often realized and the reduced disturbance to nearby businesses or residents, trenchless technologies have become popular go-to methods for efficient inspection and delivery of critical infrastructure projects.

“This ranking is a testament to the company’s continued strong growth, depth, and diversity as a firm,” said Jeff Maier, PE, Garver’s Infrastructure Practice Leader and national subject-matter expert on trenchless technology applications and advanced pipeline condition assessment. “I view this as a company-wide win that can be celebrated across multiple service lines. It is only the beginning of the opportunities and successes that lie ahead for us in the trenchless technology sector.”

Although the majority of projects represented in this year’s ranking were from Garver’s Water Team, nearly all of Garver’s other service lines, including Aviation, Survey, Federal, and Transportation have used trenchless capabilities to successfully deliver projects that ranged from pipeline rehabilitation, to storm culvert construction, to sanitary sewer evaluation studies, auger boring, manhole rehabilitation, and pipe bursting applications.

One of Garver’s most noteworthy trenchless contributions this past year helped the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico rehabilitate severely corroded and structurally compromised manholes located throughout its wastewater conveyance system. For the project, Garver provided evaluation, design, and construction administration and inspection to rehabilitate 48- and 96-inch diameter manholes for the ABCWUA’s sewer system.

In another significant example, Garver used no-dig inspection techniques for the San Jacinto River Authority, providing an extensive sanitary sewer evaluation survey and renewal plan for the wastewater system in The Woodlands, Texas.

Garver has also used these techniques for the San Antonio Water System’s sanitary sewer overflow and reduction program. One project involved a condition assessment and design at 33 sewer repair locations, which included cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) for sewers ranging from 8-24 inches in diameter. Another project that includes design at 57 repair locations will use CIPP and pipe bursting. Both projects included manhole condition evaluation and rehabilitation using coatings and inserts.

Garver has also used trenchless techniques for projects delivered to other clients throughout the United States, including the City of Huntsville, Alabama; the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; and the U.S. Army.

To learn more about Garver’s Water Team, visit our Water Services page.

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