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Bertus Vos

Co-Founder and Principal Engineer, BlueFox Engineering

Bertus Vos is one of the co-founders and principal engineers at BlueFox Engineering. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of…

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Chad Decker

Founding Partner, Devco Development and Engineering

Chad Decker is a founding partner at Devco Development and Engineering, holding both A & B licenses in California. He brings over 15+ years of…

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The construction industry has been in the spotlight forever when it comes to carbon emissions. Construction accounts for almost 1/3rd of global energy consumption, and thus is responsible for the…
Answered by: Bertus Vos
Co-Founder and Principal Engineer, BlueFox Engineering
Cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) has become one of the most important technology trends in the field of trenchless pipe rehabilitation around the world. CIPP allows an in-situ rehabilitation of pipes using…
Answered by: bdbolin
Yes, as per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). On its website, EPA states that: “The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in…
Answered by: bdbolin
Pipelines installed using trenchless crossing methods face many engineering and geological challenges. Trenchless crossings are frequently used to install pipelines under rivers, highways, railway…
Answered by: Bertus Vos
Co-Founder and Principal Engineer, BlueFox Engineering
Microtunneling is a trenchless construction technique used to construct small- to medium-sized tunnels. During the microtunneling process, a remote-controlled, laser-guided cutting head drills…
Answered by: bdbolin
Underground utility networks, such as natural gas pipelines, water lines and electrical lines can consist of millions of miles piping and cable infrastructure. As these networks continue to expand,…
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Tunneling into rock is a relatively complex process, requiring careful project planning and analysis of site conditions. While rock may seem solid, it contains numerous cracks, fissures, faults,…
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While the term "trenchless" suggests the absence of trenches, there are instances where small excavations are needed during trenchless construction. These trenches, known as entry and exit…
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In short, skin friction should always be considered when writing mud specifications for a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project. Skin friction is defined as the amount of resistance developed…
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The first step in setting up a hydraulic fracture job is knowing the expected treatment rates and pressures. One of the most influential factors in determining these parameters is the bottom-hole…
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The gel strength of drilling mud (or drilling fluid) is the shear stress in the fluid at a low shear rate after it has been static for a specific period of time. The parameter gives a measure of the…
Answered by: bdbolin
Aging sewer pipelines is a growing concern in many municipalities. This issue has led to an increase in activity aimed at rebuilding or rehabilitating current sewage infrastructure. However, it is…
Answered by: bdbolin
Many private and public sector organizations are turning to trenchless rehabilitation procedures to repair and maintain underground piping due to their numerous benefits. However, not all trenchless…
Answered by: bdbolin
Wastewater management involves the oversight of the processes and procedures used during the treatment of wastewater. This field ensures that contaminants are removed from the sewage such that it can…
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Pipe ramming is a trenchless construction technique used to install underground utilities, pipes, ducts, conduits, and culverts. It involves using a pneumatic or hydraulically powered ramming tool,…
Answered by: bdbolin
Water and wastewater plumbing are some of the most crucial elements in any residential or commercial building. However, since these components are typically buried and hidden from view, their…
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Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) and microtunnel boring machines (MTBMs) are used to construct underground tunnels and passages with circular cross-sections. They both use a drilling mechanism, known as…
Answered by: bdbolin
Soil subsidence, also known as settlement, is defined as a downward vertical movement of the ground, generally caused by changes in stresses within the soil. Subsidence is often described as a…
Answered by: bdbolin
Yes, very important! The following is a basic explanation based on using what is known as The Bingham Plastic Model. Plastic Viscosity (PV), Yield Point (YP) and Gel Strengths Plastic Viscosity PV is…
Answered by: bdbolin
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive geophysical technique used to determine the cross-sectional profiles of subsurface geological features and objects without digging, drilling or…
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