INNOVATIONS

For the last 10 years CCI continues to be at the forefront of new innovations and technologies for the entire industry. CCI’s mandate and dedication to ask “why” has proven to be the catalyst for this continued advancement and development of the trenchless industry. A well known and respected businessman once said “you can either be on the bus or off the bus” CCI strives to drive the bus.

PIPE 360˚

In response to clients’ needs, CCI has developed the pipe-360 pipeline review system to assist with current and future pipeline planning projects – enabling companies to make more informed decisions. Concurrently, a mobile app is being created to enable any pipeline company to export their data into the app and perform
similar analyses.

DIRECT PIPE®

Completion of the design and first DIRECT PIPE® installation in Canada. Used successfully in Europe and other countries, this method combines the advantages of
micro-tunneling and HDD technology and allows speedy, highly economic installation of pipelines
– a design that saves CCI’s clients
time and money.

STRAIN GAUGES

CCI has developed the ability to monitor actual loads that the product pipe encounters during the installation (pull back) of an HDD crossing. This procedure gathers information on the product pipe stresses incurred to ensure that design and construction processes do not compromise the integrity of the product pipe.

ANNULAR PRESSURE MODEL

CCI is the leader in the implementation of this technology that has revolutionized the HDD industry by providing indications of ground integrity and enabling success rates to increase from
50% to 99%.

FRONTIERS OF CONSTRUCTION

Brent Goerz (P.Eng) and Dave Dupuis (C.E.T.) were pleased to participate in a Frontiers of Construction TV episode which documented an HDD project in Surrey, British Columbia for Terasen Gas (currently Kinder Morgan). This project involved the installation of a 24” pipeline under the Frasier River overcoming numerous technical challenges. Brent Goerz (P.Eng) was the Senior Engineer on the project and Dave Dupuis (C.E.T.) was the Lead Drilling Supervisor on the project.

HDD, THE BASIC CONCEPT

This video explains the basic concept of what Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is and how it is done.

HOW THE DRILL BIT WORKS

Every HDD project is unique, but they all start with the basics. Take a look at how the drill bit works.

HOW THE BIT IS STEERED

The impressive accuracy of HDD drilling is achieved through careful planning, well trained navigators, guidance software, proper set up and advanced steering tools. Watch as this process is explained further.

VIPER ROCK REAMER

The Viper Rock Reamer is the result of more than 35 years of experience. See how this innovative tool works and how it has revolutionized the HDD industry.