A channel that is used for transporting water or other fluids is called a conduit. Also used as a trough to protect wiring, a conduit is an essential part of the building process in many projects. In fact, with the use of precision directional boring and other kinds of engineering, it is possible to use conduits to make sure that contractors are more easily able to achieve their goals.
Pipe boring contractors and other engineers are involved in a number of projects that help cities as well as private companies achieve their goals. Road boring and electrical contractors, as well as plumbers are just a small example of the number of professionals who rely on the services provided by a directional drilling and boring service. And while there are many many general contractors who use utilities, electrical contractors, plumbing contractors, and other specialists, there are even more who rely on the skills of trench working engineers to help them complete their projects.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the contract industries that rely on boring and drilling engineers to complete buildings, roads, and other projects:
- When compared to traditional methods, directional drilling produces twice the amount of oil or gas being extracted.
- An estimated 2.5 million miles of pipelines transport fuel products from source to market in the U.S.
- High density polyethylene pipe (HDPE) is the most common type utilized in the directional drilling market. In fact, HDPE is used in approximately 49.7% of projects, according to the 2017 Horizontal Directional Drilling Survey.
- Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is currently an efficient, safe, cost effective method for highway bores and is the current industry standard for trenchless technology for bores between two and 48-inch diameters and 600 feet to 1800 feet in length.
- Driven by the fiber-to-the-premises wave, telecommunications installation projects increased its HDD market to 24.4% in the year 2017.
- By the year 2020, the global horizontal directional drilling market is expected to reach $14.95 billion.
Directional boring is used for water lines, gas pipelines, oil lines, product pipelines, and various kinds of telecommunications projects. These services are especially necessary in areas where it is important to avoid civil disturbances.