The DD2024 directional drill rig is now available with TDOS-1, a pipe-handling system that improves cycle times. The TDOS-1 system’s SmartTouch feature allows a single joystick to select from all the pipe-handling options. The new controls software is available on new models and as an upgrade to existing machines. Toro Co.; www.toro.com
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.