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PICA in the News… and the e-News!

March 4, 2013 Leave a comment

12-in SeeSnakeBe sure to catch the latest issue of Trenchless Technology Magazine. The magazine prominently features a 12-in PICA SeeSnake job from November in the Midwest. A three-person PICA team mobilized to inspect 3,000 ft of ductile iron force main using a free-swimming tool. Thanks to wonderful pre-engineering and project management from Donahoe and Associates, the field work was seamless and the data quality excellent.

To read the article, please visit Trenchless Online or contact your PICA representative.

PICA is also pleased to announce the launch of our new e-newsletter. We expect this to be a great Condition Assessment resource for industry leaders, discussing recent projects, proper use of existing technologies and many more relevant topics. If you would like to receive a copy of the monthly and aren’t already on our list, please email us.


PICA receives “Project of the Year” recognition from Trenchless Technology

November 23, 2012 Leave a comment

PICA is honored to receive the Runner Up Rehabilitation Project of the Year in the October 2012 issue of Trenchless Technology. The award celebrates the successful inspection of a 24″ force main in Raymore, Missouri. With a total circulation of 36,000 readers, the award signals a growing awareness of the benefits of Direct Condition Assessment.

You can read more about this project and the award by grabbing the October issue (they’re free!) or by reading the article online.

Successful assessment of 24-in ductile iron force main

March 1, 2012 3 comments

Recently, PICA was contracted by the City of Raymore to inspect a portion of their 24-in DI force main. The line had been installed in the early 1990’s but had experienced three leaks. Subsequent soil analysis determined the soil was “hot” and potentially damaging for their unwrapped pipe.

In order to make good decisions regarding the rehabilitation of their 17,500 ft force main, they called in PICA to give them a report chronicling the exact condition of their line. The full story is described by Phil Becker (Engineering Technician with the City of Raymore) and Chris Garrett (General Manager of PICA USA) in February’s Trenchless Technology publication.

This force main project is one of many that PICA has accomplished in the last couple of years, proving that “Good Decisions start with Good Information”.