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 …

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 utility locating, ground penetrating radar, concrete scanning, and vacuum excavation. We solve the mystery of what is happening underground.”RECENT POSTSFeb. 28, 2024ADOPTING THE RIGHT MINDSETFeb. 26, 2024UA / ISSUE 84Feb. …

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 …

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 πŸ”— Equipment Recommendation READ πŸ”— NextGen: Placing a Locate Request – BYDP WATCH πŸ”— An interview with Michael Egan READ πŸ”— Why didn’t 811 mark everything? WATCH πŸ”— Geospatial firm raises £600k to create ‘eye …

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 they don’t mark everything. Craig explains what they mark and what they don’t mark. You have to see him throw the flags! “RECENT POSTSFeb. 28, 2024ADOPTING THE RIGHT MINDSETFeb. 26, …

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 πŸ”— Gentry Council passes ordinance requiring underground utilities READ πŸ”— Why digital twins are the future of damage prevention READ πŸ”— Any Direction Underground Utilities sees success READ πŸ”— Robot worms, lasers, drones …

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 one truck. Now, they have more than 10 employees, six trucks and six machines of their own.”RECENT POSTSFeb. 28, 2024ADOPTING THE RIGHT MINDSETFeb. 26, 2024UA / ISSUE 84Feb. 22, 2024SYNERGIES: …

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 with his loved ones. There’s a GoFundMe fundraiser which you can find here.   National Underground Asset Register could be opened for wider use: READ πŸ”— Bad Weather Isn’t Enough …