UA / ISSUE 90

This week it’s the eclipse, next week it’s the CGA Conference in Colorado Springs… maybe we’ll see you there? Anyways. here’s the top 10 stories from the last week: Survey reveals 56 percent of homeowners plan to dig without contacting 811 first READ Insurance & Risk Scoring in Damage Prevention READ Shining a light into AI’s blackboxes for utility protection …

UA / ISSUE 89

Happy National Dig Safety Month! Here’s the top 10 stories from the utility and damage prevention industries: National Safe Digging Month Urges Contacting 811 Before Digging READ πŸ”— WSB Announces Partnership With 4M Analytics READ πŸ”— Core & Main Signs Agreement to Acquire EGW Utilities Inc. READ πŸ”— Ineffable Cryptography & Damage Prevention READ πŸ”— Building a Business from the …

UA / ISSUE 88

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 …

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”— …

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 …

UA / ISSUE 84

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 …

UA / ISSUE 83

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 …

UA / ISSUE 81

Lots of exciting stories this week – Exodigo’s adoption by the DOE might be the biggest one in terms of impact though! Exiciting to see mapping and AI get a push at the federal level.   Here’s why undergrounding all utilities in San Francisco is nearly impossible READ πŸ”— DOE’s Grid Overhaul Prioritizes Safety Using AI Maps of Underground Power …