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Common Ground Alliance 2019 Technology Report Featuring PCDB

Case Study: Pinnacle Construction & Directional Boring, Inc.’s experience with HDD planning tools Since starting the business in 2001, Erik Carlson, owner of Pinnacle Construction & Directional Boring, Inc., (Pinnacle Construction) believed bore planning was the most vital part of his company’s reputation and long-term success. In Pinnacle Construction’s early years, Carlson used Vermeer Atlas Bore Planner computer software to help plan and design bores. Although he thought it was a useful program, he said today’s productivity tools have…

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Plan for Success, Then Work the Plan

Plan for Success, Then Work the Plan BY KAYLA BREJA ON OCTOBER 3, 2018 DIRECTIONAL DRILLING, HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING Pinnacle Construction & Directional Boring Inc. invests in planning to deliver results Many horizontal directional drilling contractors have that one success story that brings a smile to their face just thinking about it. For Erik Carlson, owner of Pinnacle Construction & Directional Boring, Inc., in Charleston, South Carolina, that story happened on the day his team completed a 285-ft bore under the entrance roadways…

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Software Leveling The Playing Field

Planning, mapping and recording the bore; keeping everyone informed as in-field adjustments are made; providing as-builts and finally invoicing: the paperwork behind horizontal directional drilling can quickly bury you as deeply as the lines you’re installing. “When you go into a contractor’s office, paperwork is everywhere,” says Jon Kuyers with Vermeer. “There’s a lot of waste in the current situation.” Vermeer created its new InSite Productivity Tools suite to attack this challenge. Combining two pieces currently available – InSite…

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South Carolina HDD Contractor Keeps Busy Specializing in Electrical Distribution Systems

Pinnacle Construction & Directional Boring is one of the busiest underground utility construction contractors working in and around the beautiful coastal city of Charleston, S.C. Evolving from a company formed to bury, install and service cable television network cable and provide installation and technical services for satellite dish customers, today Pinnacle Construction specializes in trenchless construction for electrical distribution systems by horizontal directional drilling (HDD). “We got our first exposure to directional drilling in 2001 while still doing CATV…

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