QWEST Fiber Optics Installation

Dates: January 10, 2008 to March 14, 2008.

Location: I17 & Dixiletta, Phoenix, AZ
Owner: QWEST Communications
Contractor: Pauley Construction

Description: Installed over 200′ of 24″ casing for fiber optics.
Challenges: Cemented cobbles and hard caliche soil conditions.
Method: Small Boring Unit (SBU)
Results: Using the SBU, SSC was able to extend the capabilities of the auger bore machine and cut through hard rock, which otherwise would have required a hand-dig. The SBU increased production ten-fold.