Trenchless Technology

DEC 2018

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W W W.T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY.C O M 25 Consultants at No. 47 and J.D. Hair & Associates at No. 50). In addition to taking the "top 100 percent trenchless" honors, Laney Engineering Group also experiences the biggest jump on the list , moving up from No. 50 in 2017 to No. 29 in 2018. Overall , the 2018 figures – which, again, refer to revenue in 2017 or the previous fiscal year – continue to show the slight upward trend of recent years. Looking specifically at trenchless revenue, this year 's Top 50 trenchless firms did more than $1.4 billion in trenchless work, up from about $1.3 billion a year ago. Of the Top 50 firms' collective revenue of $41.6 billion, 3.4 percent was in trenchless engineering . There's also some optimism on the workforce front as this year 's survey revealed more than 5,200 engineers specializing in trenchless design amongst the Top 50 firms – a notable increase from 4,350 in 2017. Project Breakdown Also of note is the number of projects completed in the past five years. Among the Top 50, more than 31,200 trenchless projects were reported to have been completed from 2012 to 2017. Looking at just the past year, the Top 50 reported 17,065 total trenchless projects – a notable 46 percent increase from the 11,672 total projects reported in 2017. According to the survey, of the reported 17,065 projects this year, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is again the top market discipline with 5,074 completed projects. Next is subsurface utility engineering with 4,236 projects, followed by pipe rehabilitation (1,715), sanitary sewer evaluation studies (1,693), pipe jacking (624), microtunneling (572), auger boring (503) and pipe bursting (259), with 2,389 projects reported in the "other " category. Participating in the Top 50 Survey Submittals from engineering com- panies are imperative to making Trenchless Technology 's annual Top 50 ranking as comprehensive as pos- sible. If you are a trenchless engineer- ing company and would like to learn more about how to participate, please contact Sharon Bueno, managing edi- tor, at sbueno@benjaminmedia.com . — Trenchless Technology staff Pipe Rehab Sanitary Sewer EvaluaƟon Studies Subsurface UƟlity Engineering Other Total 1,715 1,693 4,236 2,389 17,065 10-YEAR INCREASE AT THE TOP Jacobs Engineering Group ranked No. 1 in 2008. Jacobs was also ranked No. 1 in 2008, repor ting just over $40 million in trenchless revenue. Compare that to $250 million- plus in 2018 – a 531 percent increase for the top spot! LANEY ENGINEERING GROUP Top-ranked 100% trenchless firm in North America. At No. 29 with a repor ted $7.6 million in trenchless revenue, Laney also experiences the biggest leap in the ranking, moving up from No. 50 in 2017. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 566.69 601.11 686.46 784.16 947.55 1141.68 1199.46 1282.68 1338.94 1421.23 10-Year Increase: Total Trenchless Revenue for Top 50 (All figures in millions)

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