UA / ISSUE 95

A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure. Abraham Lincoln Happy Memorial Day PSE&G, Harrison First Responders Conduct Gas Emergency Response Exercise:READ “GPR to Enable Autonomous Excavation” – RodRadar Exec’s Construction Tech Forecast: READ Construction of Geo-Exchange System to Begin in June: READ What is Underground Utility Construction: WATCH Here’s why locators are not first responders! …

VHS | WHAT IS UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONSTRUCTION?

Check out this video from Jason Schroeder, in it he provides a comprehensive overview of underground utility construction, detailing the processes, essential tips, and lean methodologies for successful project execution. It begins by defining underground utility construction, which includes installing, repairing, or upgrading essential services like water supply, wastewater collection, stormwater drainage, natural gas distribution, telecommunications, and electricity distribution. The …

UA / ISSUE 94

Welcome to Utility Alert, your weekly news roundup dedicated to the latest in damage prevention and utility industry news. Each week, we bring you essential updates, expert insights, and key developments to keep you informed and ahead in the fields of damage prevention and utilities. Stay tuned to ensure you’re always up-to-date with the trends and innovations shaping our industry. Sinkhole …

VHS | LOCATOR TV W/ JASON VANE

In this episode of Locator TV, they sit down with Jason Vane, the owner and operator of Smart Scan Locators, to discuss the intricacies of the utility locating industry. The conversation begins with a lighthearted exchange about Jason’s background, including his entry into the field in 2017 after returning from overseas travels. Jason shares how he started working with a …

UA / ISSUE 93

Our goal should be to enhance the dependability and precision of underground utility infrastructure mapping records and associated supporting data. Underground utility safety bill advancing in Legislature READ Former Underground Utilities supervisor charged with theft from city of Emporia READ North Texas-Based EGW Utilities Acquired by St. Louis Infrastructure Services Company READ The Forgotten Piece in Damage Prevention READ How slit trenches improve …

VHS | HOW SLIT TRENCHES IMPROVE SUI SURVEYS

“Have you ever arrived at a construction site only to discover underground services that were not accurately marked, resulting in costly damages? Say goodbye to guesswork and expensive mistakes with the revolutionary technique of non-destructive digging and subsurface utility information (SUI) surveys. ” Thanks to Geoscope for sharing this video – make sure you subscribe to their channel here.RECENT POSTSMay. …

UA / ISSUE 92

“Just because you always did it that way, doesn’t make it right.” It’s always the right time to improve how we do things in terms of safety. Here are the top 10 stories from the last week: Decision on formal charges ahead after arrest of Emporia’s former Underground Utilities supervisor READ FPL puts Navarre Beach utilities underground READ Pix4D upgrades …

VHS | HOW TO FIND FIBER OPTIC SPLICE LOCATIONS

Ever wondered how to find fiber optic splice locations using the network design? There’s a few age old tricks in here and some new ones. With the amount of. fiber being installed it’s good to get a refresher on this stuff as we build out our damage prevention knowledge! Have a great weekend everyone!RECENT POSTSMay. 30, 2024GROUND BREAKING MARKETINGMay. 29, …

UA / ISSUE 91

Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.” – F.S. Hughes Here’s the top stories from the last 7 days: What can homeowner do to make location finding easier? READ Proactive Risk Management and the Benefits of Technology in Construction with Matt Aston READ Arizona has one of nation’s most reliable electrical grids READ Few of Entergy’s $1.9 billion in grid-hardening …

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VHS | MICHAEL TWOHIG: SUM OR SUE?

In this interview Mike Twohig from DGT Associates breaks down the history of subsurface utility mapping, talks about bad practice, who should be responsible, and the future of total asset documentation. He reviews 3D deliverables created from many field tools from several ongoing projects.It’s a great listen – make sure to follow LearnGPR for more of these conversationsRECENT POSTSMay. 30, …