Phil Kendon

Phil Kendon has an undergraduate degree in engineering along with a masters in vocational practice. He has ten years of manufacturing experience in the oil and gas sector along with ten years of experience with non profits. Phil lives on the idyllic paradise island of Mauritius with his wife, Leigh, and 3 children, Timothy, Hannah and Luke. Here he pursues his work with non profits as well as his passion for writing.
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Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects Choosing Your Pipe: 8 Pipes to Consider for Your Trenchless Projects


The choice of piping material often comes down to the lowest life cycle costs. But, this can vary depending on the trenchless method, the...

The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know The 7 Types of Tunneling Methods to Know


Trenchless tunneling methods have literally changed the shape of laying and maintaining underground piping and utilities over the last 50...

Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities Using Trenchless Construction for Planned Communities


Using trenchless construction for planned communities allows contractors to plan the infrastructure like sewer, water, gas and telecom...

Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling Balancing Soil Pressure During Microtunneling


Soil pressure is a measure of the tendency of the soil at the face of the excavation to collapse. It differs depending on the type of soil...

The Planning Process: How to Prepare for a Trenchless Project The Planning Process: How to Prepare for a Trenchless Project The Planning Process: How to Prepare for a Trenchless Project The Planning Process: How to Prepare for a Trenchless Project


The planning of a trenchless project is similar to that of conventional projects, taking into account geotechnical investigation, project...

What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling? What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?


Horizontal Directional Drilling or HDD is a process of trenchlessly boring a horizontal hole for the installation of new pipes using drill...

Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects Everything You Need to Know About Grouting in Trenchless Projects


Grouting is one of the original trenchless rehabilitation methods and has been in use for over 50 years. Through this method, sewers are...

The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use? The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use? The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use? The Geotechnical Investigation: Which Method Should We Use?


A geotechnical investigation is mostly done in an effort to identify the soils and ground conditions contractors will be working with. For...

Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring Jet-Grouting for Complex Shoring


We've provided an explanation of the technology of jet-grouting and how it can be applied to complex shoring and define complex shoring...

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The simplest form of jet grouting consists of two nozzles diametrically opposite from each other just above the drilling tool. High...

Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects Types of Temporary Shoring for Trenchless Projects


Different shoring options are available for trenchless construction projects including soldier pile and lagging, anchoring, soil nailing...

Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring? Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring? Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring? Steel or Concrete for Temporary Trenchless Shoring?


Steel temporary trenchless shoring solutions like sheet piling are quick and cheap to install. However, if hard rock is encountered in the...

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The simplest, but least reliable method for locating an underground pipe or cable is called passive location. A receiver is used to search...

The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions The Right Drill Bit for Soft, Medium & Hard Ground Conditions


Depending on the soil structure, a geological investigation provides information on which drill bits should be used for drilling in soft,...

How Horizontal Auger Boring Works How Horizontal Auger Boring Works How Horizontal Auger Boring Works How Horizontal Auger Boring Works


Horizontal auger boring uses a combination of jacking to push pipe casings into the soil and an auger to remove the spoil from the inside...

5 Pipe Ramming Methods Used in HDD 5 Pipe Ramming Methods Used in HDD 5 Pipe Ramming Methods Used in HDD 5 Pipe Ramming Methods Used in HDD


Pipe ramming techniques for use during horizontal directional drilling include pullback assist and bore salvage, ending the need for...

Why the Oil and Gas Pipeline Industries are Eyeing HDD Why the Oil and Gas Pipeline Industries are Eyeing HDD Why the Oil and Gas Pipeline Industries are Eyeing HDD Why the Oil and Gas Pipeline Industries are Eyeing HDD


The oil and gas industry is a significant customer of piping construction and repair contractors, and the availability of HDD trenchless...

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