American Society of Civil Engineers

Demanding HDD Installation of Fusible 24-Inch PVC Pipe Sets New Record

by Jerry Shae, (Project engineer, Bartlett and West Inc; 3456 E. Century Avenue, Bismarck, ND. E-mail:, Jeremy King, (President, King Contracting Inc.; 7141 Amanda Rd., Lincoln, NE. E-mail:, and Richard (Bo) Botteicher, P.E., M.ASCE, (Senior Product Engineer, Underground Solutions Inc.; 1869 S Eudora St., Denver, CO 80222. E-mail:
Section: Construction, pp. 31-40, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Pipelines 2010: Climbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability: Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest
Abstract: Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has played a major role in allowing construction of a raw water delivery system project for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in South and North Dakota. A record setting 1,463 m (4,800 LF) bore under a dam-retained section of the Grand River, Oahe Lake, of 600 mm (24-inch) Fusible C- 905® pipe has defined an early success on the 110 million dollar project. King Contracting, Inc. (King) completed the bore which represents the longest bore ever done using 600 mm (24-inch) Fusible PVCTM pipe (FPVCP) to date. This crossing represents a little less than 1.5 km of the ∼100 km (62 miles) raw and treated water transmission pipeline delivery system, which when completed, will provide water to the Standing Rock Reservation.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Pipe materials