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Information Sources

Numerous associations, research centers and publications offer additional information regarding utility installation, field inspection, locating, practices and regulations that contribute to educating and eliminating those that are concerned about cross bore safety. 

      -  Associations
      -  Research & Education Institutions
      -  Federal Regulatory Agencies

         - Damage Prevention Professional
         - Pumper Magazine
         - Trenchless Technology Magazine
         - UIM
         - Underground Construction Magazine


HDD Installation References:

ASTM F 1962-11, Standard Guide for Use of Maxi-Horizontal Directional Drilling for Placement of Polyethylene Pipe or Conduit Under Obstacles, Including River Crossings

PPI TR46-2009, Guidelines for Use of Mini-Horizontal Directional Drilling for Placement of High Density Polyethylene Pipe

PPI PE Handbook, Chp 12: Horizontal Directional Drilling

NASTT 2008, Horizontal Directional Drilling, Good Practices Guidelines

NASTT Installation of Pipelines Beneath Levees Using Horizontal Directional Drilling

DIPRA003, Horizontal Directional Drilling with Ductile Iron Pipe

US Army Corps of Engineers 2002, Guidelines for Installation of Utilities Beneath Corps of Engineers Levees Using Horizontal Directional Drilling

DCCA 1995, Guidelines For A Successful Directional Crossing Bid Package

AGA 2010 and 2004: 2 papers: Natural Gas Pipelines and Unmarked Sewer Lines –  A Damage Prevention Partnership and Appendix: DIRECTIONAL DRILLING DAMAGE PREVENTION GUIDELINES FOR THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY

BoreAid Software

ASCE 108-2005, Pipeline Design for Installation by Horizontal Directional Drilling


AESP, Association of Eergy Service Professionals
ANGA, Alabama Natural Gas Assoc.
AGA, American Gas Assoc.
AGC, AGC of America
APGA, American Public Gas Assocation
API, American Petroleum Institute
APWA, American Public Waterworks Association
AREMA, American Association of Railway Engineering and Right of Way Association
ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers
AUG, Arizona Utility Group
CGA, Canadian Gas Assocation
CGA, Common Ground Alliance

DCA, Distribution Contractors Association
EAP, Energy Association of Pennsylvania
EEI, Edison Electrical Institute
EUCA, Engineering & Utility Contractors Assoc.
FNGA, Florida Natural Gas Association
GTI, Gas Technology Institute
IEA, Indiana Energy Association
KGA, Kentucky Gas Association
MANG, Missouri Association of Nat. Gas
MEA, Midwest Energy Association
NARUC, National Association Regulatory Utility Commissioners
NGA, Northeast Gas Association
NTA, Northeast Trenchless Association
NWGA, Northwest Gas Associaiton
NWOGA, New Mexico Oil & Gas Association
NUCA, National Utility Contractors Association
NAPSR, National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives
NASTT, North American Society for Trenchless Technology
NASSCO, National Association of Sewer Service Contractors
NLC, National League of Cities
NULCA, National Utility Locating Contractors
NUCA, National Association of Utility Contractors
OGA, Ohio Gas Association
PCCA, Power & Communications Contractors Association
PHMSA, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
SGA, Southern Gas Association
TGA, Texas Gas Association
VURS, Virginia Utility and Railroad Safety
WEF, Water Environment Federation
WEI, Western Energy Institute
WRG, Western Regional Gas Association
WUA, Wisconsin Utility Association

Research / Education:

ASU, Arizona State Univ., Construction
CUIRE, Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education
GTI, Gas Technologies Institute
TTC, Louisiana Tech Trenchless Technology Center
UT, University of Texas, Engineering
WATERLOO, University of Waterloo, Canada

Regulatory, Fed. & State

PHMSA, U.S. D.O.T., Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration