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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

VHS | LOCATOR TV W/ JASON VANE

In this episode of Locator TV, they sit down with Jason Vane, the owner and operator of Smart Scan Locators, to discuss the intricacies of the utility locating industry. The conversation begins with a lighthearted exchange about Jason’s background, including his entry into the field in 2017 after returning from overseas travels. Jason shares how he started working with a …

VHS | HOW SLIT TRENCHES IMPROVE SUI SURVEYS

“Have you ever arrived at a construction site only to discover underground services that were not accurately marked, resulting in costly damages? Say goodbye to guesswork and expensive mistakes with the revolutionary technique of non-destructive digging and subsurface utility information (SUI) surveys. ” Thanks to Geoscope for sharing this video – make sure you subscribe to their channel here.RECENT POSTSJun. …

VHS | HOW TO FIND FIBER OPTIC SPLICE LOCATIONS

Ever wondered how to find fiber optic splice locations using the network design? There’s a few age old tricks in here and some new ones. With the amount of. fiber being installed it’s good to get a refresher on this stuff as we build out our damage prevention knowledge! Have a great weekend everyone!RECENT POSTSJun. 17, 2024UA / ISSUE 98Jun. …

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VHS | MICHAEL TWOHIG: SUM OR SUE?

In this interview Mike Twohig from DGT Associates breaks down the history of subsurface utility mapping, talks about bad practice, who should be responsible, and the future of total asset documentation. He reviews 3D deliverables created from many field tools from several ongoing projects.It’s a great listen – make sure to follow LearnGPR for more of these conversationsRECENT POSTSJun. 17, …

VHS | APRIL IS SAFE DIGGING MONTH

April is safe digging month check out this video from KRTV News to find out what that means for 811 and the damage prevention community as well as other stakeholders.RECENT POSTSJun. 17, 2024UA / ISSUE 98Jun. 14, 2024VHS | DEMYSTIFYING 811Jun. 13, 2024THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF UTILITY LOCATINGJun. 10, 2024UA / ISSUE 97Jun. 07, 2024VHS | UTILITY TOOLBOX SAFETY TALK

VHS | WHAT DO COLLEGE STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE

Aii summer intern Jake embarked on a journey throughout Washington D.C. to learn more about college students’ perspectives on #infrastructure. This isn’t just about underground utility infrastructure but the built environment plays a major role in where utilities are located, needed and how they work – so it’s good to zoom out and consider the bigger picture. It’s interesting to hear …