UA / ISSUE 98

“Our goal should be to enhance the reliability and accuracy of mapping records and supporting data for underground utility infrastructure. By focusing on these improvements, we can ensure more precise and dependable documentation of underground utilities.” Around the AEC Industry: Underground Utilities, Layouts, Artificial Intelligence: READ The Interconnectedness of utility locating: READ Protecting Coloradans from damage to buried infrastructure: READ …

VHS | DEMYSTIFYING 811

Demystifying the 811 Utility Location System: Insights from Equipment World’s The Dirt Calling and waiting on 811 for underground utility locates can often be frustrating, especially when there are delays or missed lines. In a recent episode of Equipment World’s The Dirt series, viewers are given an in-depth look behind the scenes of the 811 system to better understand its …

UA / ISSUE 97

“Safety is not just a slogan, it’s a way of life.” Utilities workers at significant risk from pipeline danger says Linewatch: READ Environmental Due Diligence: READ Unified utility models helping engineers to trust underground data: READ Predicting a damage: READ How the Call 811 utility locator service really works: READ 6 Lessons for the Damage Prevention Industry: READ Proposed council …

VHS | UTILITY TOOLBOX SAFETY TALK

Utility Safety: A Video Breakdown This video on Utility Safety provides essential guidance on safe excavation practices to prevent accidents and ensure utility safety. Here’s a detailed summary of the video to help you understand and apply its key messages.   Introduction The video begins with a warm welcome and an introduction to the day’s topic: utility safety. The host …

ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE

Addressing complex environmental issues like PFAS contamination, LUST sites, and soil pollution near Laundromats requires a thorough approach. Central to this approach is the necessity for accurate utility maps, which play a crucial role in addressing contamination across diverse sites. Whether tackling PFAS contamination at airports, remediating leaking underground storage tanks at gas stations, or mitigating soil pollution around Laundromats …

UA / ISSUE 96

Welcome to the June 3rd edition of Utility Alert! We’re cruising through dig season, bringing you the latest in damage prevention and utility news. Every Monday, we deliver the top stories, crucial updates, and expert insights to keep you informed and safe. Stay connected, stay vigilant—welcome to your weekly Utility Alert! Five fiber cuts near Florida’s Lion Country Safari resulted …

VHS | HOW TO HAVE ZERO UTILITY STRIKES

How to Have Zero Utility Strikes: Key Insights from an Essential Video Utility strikes are not only dangerous but also costly and disruptive. Preventing them should be a top priority for anyone involved in excavation or digging activities. Recently, I came across an informative video that outlines crucial steps to ensure safety and proper protocol in the event of a …

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 …