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“It takes leadership to improve safety” The power of seeing underground and the advantages for the AEC sector πŸ”— “Call Before You Dig”: Using AI and Data Science to Protect Buried Cables and Keep Construction Projects on Track πŸ”— GIS and Drones Find Common Ground in Construction πŸ”— Engaging the Public πŸ”— Story of the Utility Locator πŸ“Ί The rise …

VHS | STORY OF THE UTILITY LOCATOR

What does a Utility Locator do? How do they protect our underground utilities? Heavy Metal Learning and Planet Underground collaborated on this video to help answer those questions.In their own words; “Heavy Metal Learning is excited to partner with Planet Underground TV to share the underground construction stories of the utility locator. This episode features three veteran utility locators working …

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“An incident is just the tip of the iceberg, a sign of a much larger problem below the surface.” – Don Brown Live Demo at The 2023 Utility Expo Jobsite area πŸ“Ί New Digital UK Map of Underground Cables Looks to Expand πŸ”— ‘It was risky’, says mechanic who spent 3 hours in a pipe to cut metal girder πŸ”— …

VHS | BEFOREUDIG LOCATOR PERSPECTIVE

beforeUdig is the New Zealand equivalent of our 811 centers and they’ve produced this video with a locator’s perspective. It’s beneficial to learn from other places what works and what doesn’t. In their own words; “Our latest Front Runners episode is here, featuring the Locator’s Perspective while using beforeUdig services. Join the Locate Services team, as they guide us, through …

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Another week, another conference – catch us at the Canadian Common Ground Alliance Conference this week in Quebec City! Another rubber stamp by Public Utilities Commission πŸ”— Safe Digging Month Raises Awareness Of The Dangers Of Striking Underground Pipes And Cables πŸ”— Verifying the Precise Depth of Exposed Underground Utilities πŸ“Ί The Dangers of Ghost Utilities πŸ”— Let’s talk about …

VHS | HYDROVACING HOLES

Watch as Double H Construction use their hydrovac trailer to safely dig holes for light poles. In their own words, “Follow along as we dig holes for light poles using a hydro excavation trailer.”RECENT POSTSDec. 07, 2023REBRANDING DAMAGE PREVENTIONDec. 04, 2023UA / ISSUE 74Dec. 01, 2023VHS | STORY OF THE UTILITY LOCATORNov. 30, 2023ENGAGING THE PUBLICNov. 27, 2023UA / ISSUE …

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Another week, another conference – this week we’re heading to the Mid West Damage Prevention Training Cnference in French Lick, IN. Will we see you there?   USIC Launches Redesigned Website, Introduces New Content and Enhanced Digital Experience πŸ”— Myrtle Beach is starting a new underground project: πŸ”— Springs Utilities gas line project turns into ‘nightmare’ for customer πŸ”— The …

THE BENEFITS OF A RIGOROUS UTILITY INVESTIGATION FOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

This article was first published in ASCE Illinois Section News, Vol. 63, No.4 Winter 2022  There are several risks that might prevent a project from being completed in a safe manner, on time and within the construction budget. These risks typically include permits, rightofway acquisitions, unsecured construction easements, unexpected or changing site conditions, and utility conflicts and protection. This article will emphasize …

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We’re on our way to the Common Ground Alliance Fall Committee Summit in Indianapolis today! Looking forward to a great event. Here’s the top 10 stories from the last 7 days: The problem with Drone GPR: πŸ”— FPL still investigating Idalia outages with Longboat underground utilities: πŸ”— Skeptical State Regulators Delay Vote on PG&E’s $6 Billion Plan to Bury Power …

VHS | UTILITY SURVEY BATS

“You never know what you’re going to find underground” – well you definitely wouldn’t expect to find bats during an underground utility survey. This weeks VHS isn’t very educational but it’s worth a watch.RECENT POSTSDec. 07, 2023REBRANDING DAMAGE PREVENTIONDec. 04, 2023UA / ISSUE 74Dec. 01, 2023VHS | STORY OF THE UTILITY LOCATORNov. 30, 2023ENGAGING THE PUBLICNov. 27, 2023UA / ISSUE …