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Feb. 28, 2024

ADOPTING THE RIGHT MINDSET

Utility locating is truly a multifaceted craft, requiring a blend of independence, adaptability, problem-solving, attention to detail, and expertise. Each fresh locate presents its own set of challenges and surprises,
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Feb. 26, 2024

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
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Feb. 22, 2024

SYNERGIES: LET’S COLLABORATE

In the world of excavation safety and infrastructure protection, a multifaceted approach is essential to mitigate risks and ensure the integrity of underground utilities. This article explores the intersection of
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Feb. 20, 2024

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 🔗 A
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Feb. 15, 2024

BUILDING A STRONG LOCATING TEAM

Retaining staff and building your locate division is a tricky endeavor. As utility locating continues to gain prominence in the construction and infrastructure sectors, the importance of assembling a skilled
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Feb. 14, 2024

STANDARDIZING DELIVERABLES

A Critical Imperative for Safety and Efficiency We’ve been onboarding a lot of new clients lately and part of my role is information gathering. During this time I take a
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Feb. 12, 2024

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
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Feb. 09, 2024

VHS | AA DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SUE TECH

“What’s it like to work as a Subsurface Utility Engineering SUE Tech at Control Point Associates, Inc.? A SUE Tech provides a full range of utility engineering services including private
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Feb. 08, 2024

ROBOTS IN DAMAGE PREVENTION

If we’re going to meet the 50-in-5 target we’re going to need to continue to innovate in preventing damage to underground utilities. This week one of our team was at
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Feb. 05, 2024

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
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Feb. 01, 2024

MAKING THE CASE FOR LOCATOR CERTIFICATION

A Vital Step in Damage Prevention Last week I attended Mike Parilac’s impactful presentation at the Louisiana 811 Damage Prevention Summit, the importance of locator certification in the field of
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Jan. 31, 2024

PROACTIVE MEASURES

Safeguarding Utility Infrastructure The old adage “prevention is better than cure” succinctly captures the essence of proactive decision-making especially in damage prevention. Emphasizing the importance of foresight and precautionary measures,
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Jan. 29, 2024

UA / ISSUE 80

“Nothing is of greater importance than the conservation of human life.” – Former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge Peoples Gas pipeline replacement could soon restart READ 🔗 Equipment Recommendation READ 🔗
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Jan. 26, 2024

VHS | WHY DIDN’T 811 MARK EVERYTHING?

“Tractor Time with Tim needed the utilities marks so we could start digging the trenches for the geothermal system. We called 811 – Call Before You Dig. It turns out
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Jan. 25, 2024

AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL EGAN

Bunting Labs, a San Francisco-based startup co-founded by Michael Egan and Brendan Ashworth, is on a mission to accelerate map digitization using AI. The fusion of mapping, digitization, and AI
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Jan. 22, 2024

UA / ISSUE 79

We’re heading to the Louisiana 811 Damage Prevention Summit tomorrow – let us know if you’re going!   County GIS dept. gets new Utility Scan Device READ 🔗 Gentry Council
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Jan. 19, 2024

VHS | ANY DIRECTION UNDERGROUND UTILITIES SEES SUCCESS

“The family-owned business consists of owners Ralph and Sheila Guyton and their sons work in the business with them. They started off working with just the family, rented machines and
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Jan. 18, 2024

DIGITAL TWINS ARE THE FUTURE

Digital Twins are a game-changer for infrastructure management and protection. In this article I’m going to outline what exactly a digital twin is, the motivation for adopting them and the
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Jan. 15, 2024

UA / ISSUE 78

The fourth story in our alert carries the tragic story of a young USIC locator called Joe Zephries who was struck by a car and passed away. Our condolences are
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Jan. 12, 2024

VHS | DIRECTIONAL DRILLING IN FLORIDA

“Aaron visits Earthview in Melbourne, FL to see one of their directional drilling projects where they are installing 40,000 feet of water lines. The purpose of directional drilling is to

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