Civil Underground

With our horizontal directional drilling (HDD) capabilities, we can execute projects in remote areas while drastically reducing the need for construction reclamation – a win for the environment and the client.

HDD has become the preferred method of underground installation, leading the industry in minimizing the impact to already developed areas.

In 2017, Forbes Bros collaborated with another drill contractor to successfully complete a 986m directional bore underneath the Freeman River in Alberta.  The crew pulled back an 8” steel pipeline 60 feet below the river.

Forbes Bros’ comprehensive civil underground services include:

  • Extensive HDD and hydrovac equipment resources serving oil, gas, and utility companies across North America
  • Broad HDD capabilities with drills ranging from 9,000 lbs to 100,000 lbs
  • Boring up to 1000m long and 60cm diameter.
  • Providing qualified and experienced crews with expert project management
  • Planning and coordination with local utility companies
  • Installation of civil infrastructure including conduits, vaults, chambers, duct, and pre-cast materials
  • Civil construction with excavation, trenching, boring, ploughing, concrete work, and landscaping
  • Site improvements and surface restoration
  • Daylighting services

Working Together To Build Things That Matter.

60

cm boring width

Boring up to 1000m long and 60cm diameter.

986

m

Directional bore completed in 2017.

1000

m boring length

Boring up to 1000m long and 60cm diameter.

100000

lb drills

Broad HDD capabilities with drills ranging from 9,000 lbs to 100,000 lbs.

The Forbes Bros. Group of Companies shows up ready to deliver with 40 years of experience behind us.

This path took 40 years. The Forbes Bros. Group of Companies shows up ready to deliver with 40 years of experience behind us. Trusted experts building powerful solutions. We understand the difference between talking the talk and walking the walk. We know that to achieve success we have to live it and live up to it – every single day. With over 2500 pieces of owned construction equipment, our capabilities are limitless. The Forbes Bros. Group of Companies shows up ready to deliver with 40 years of experience behind us.
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“There is always something new on the horizon at Forbes Bros!”

I have worked at Forbes Bros for six years now and have enjoyed watching the company grow and change. Since I started working at Forbes, we have expanded our operations into different lines of business and different geographical locations, including the United States. Every time the company grows, there is an opportunity for me to learn new things and expand my own knowledge base. This learning is supported, encouraged and appreciated by the company. There is always something new on the horizon at Forbes Bros!

Diane Sample - Pension, Benefits, Disability Manager