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Last week we were at the Global Excavation Safety show and had a great time connecting with other stakeholders! This week, we’ll be doing the same at the TN811 Damage Prevention Summit. Here’s the top 10 stories from the last week Radiodetection, Trimble collaborate to improve underground utility mapping accuracy. READ πŸ”— Should locating be regulated? READ πŸ”— Building up …

UA / ISSUE 87

We’re off to the Global ESC tomorrow in New Orleans! Who’s going to be there? Damage to underground electric cables likely caused fire, explosions in downtown Colorado Springs: READ πŸ”— Subsite develops two new tools for utility locates: READ πŸ”— Central Balboa Island buzzes with activity as $33-million utility undergrounding project moves ahead: READ πŸ”— ‘Paint, poles and permitting’: What’s …

VHS | THE FRAGILIZATION OF THE POWER GRID

David March CEO of Exergy/Energy joined the Decouple podcast  to discuss the sharp decline in power quality from increasing penetration of intermittent generation and the impact its having on mission critical industries and manufacturing. When we think of damage prevention we need to consider what we’re protecting and why. It’s good to have some more rounded knowledge of the grid …

UA / ISSUE 86

“There’s a saying “out of sight, out of mind”. But failure to keep underground services in mind when carrying out construction work, particularly when that work involves digging, can be fatal.” – HASpod ‘Pain, poles and permitting’: What’s bugging broadband providers: READ πŸ”— Looq AI Launches AI-Enabled Digital Twin Platform at Distributech 2024; Secures $2.6M from Top VCs: READ πŸ”— …

VHS | HOW DOES GPR FIND UTILITIES?

This video is from Gescope TV from Australia. In it they, “…explain the basic science behind Ground Penetrating Radar and how it works to locate hidden utilities, such as pipes and cables. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to use GPR and discuss the benefits and limitations of this technology. Watch this informative video to learn how GPR …

UA / ISSUE 85

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” — Benjamin Franklin Here’s this weeks top stories: Boosting Trust & Communication in Damage Prevention: READ πŸ”— USIC Announces Appointment of President and CEO: READ πŸ”— AI Startup Exodigo Raises $105 Million to Make Underground Maps: READ πŸ”— Adopting the right mindset for Damage Prevention: READ πŸ”— Seek clearances from …

VHS | iPHONE 15 PRO LiDAR V SURVEY TOTAL STATION ACCURACY

This video is from YouTube creator Rami Tamimi and who is a passionate surveyor and geodetic engineer. With over 10 years of experience in the land development industry, he has a wealth of knowledge to share and this video on the iPhone 15 Pro’s LiDAR abilities is a great starting point for SUE, utility and locate firms seeking to innovate …

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We’ll be at the Utility Safety Partners 40th Anniversary & Safety Conference this week, make sure to say hi if you see us! Here’s the top 10 stories from the last week: Tupelo Embarks on Beautification: Underground Utilities to Enhance East Jackson Street: READ πŸ”— Minnesota contractors seek changes for safer digs: READ πŸ”— Underground Power Lines Work. Why Doesn’t …

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We took a day off, but Utility Alert is here now… better late than never! Austin Energy Fortifies Electrical Infrastructure: A Dual Approach to Enhance Power Delivery: READ πŸ”— A unified approach: technology trials simplified for industry 4.0 success: READ πŸ”— Metronet Expands Public Safety Investment in Michigan: READ πŸ”— Chesapeake Utilities breaks ground on safety training facility: READ πŸ”— …

UA / ISSUE 82

OSHA Standard 1926.651(b)(1) states that the estimated location of utility installations, such as sewer, telephone, fuel, electric, water lines, or any other underground installations that reasonably may be expected to be encountered during excavation work, shall be determined prior to opening an excavation. Here’s the top stories from the week:   GeoCal is helping to map assets under the ground …