Construction safety is a crucial aspect of the industry. If safety isn’t continually practiced, there can be severe consequences. GPRS is dedicated to promoting safe construction practices, and we want to inform and educate others on how to complete a safe site excavation.
SIM or Subsurface Investigation Methodology aims to raise the quality of private subsurface investigation results by creating industry specifications. These specifications combine the requirements of experienced-based training, tested technologies, and proven application methods. The combination results in an industry standard for non-destructive investigation of underground utilities, scanning concrete, and now VPI. SIM as a standard will ensure safety, limit damage to underground and structural assets, and increase locator contractor accountability on site.
Subsurface Investigation Methodology is the most comprehensive specification in the subsurface damage prevention industry.
According to the Common Ground Alliance (CGA), over the last 20 years, improperly located or unlocated subsurface utilities have caused $1.7 billion in damages and resulted in thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities.
It’s common for companies to purchase buildings and facilities for future business endeavors, but these buildings’ utilities are often not adequately marked. Poorly marked utilities can pose a severe hazard for facility managers, builders, and safety directors. Knowing where utilities and pipes are with certainty is an essential part of maintaining a safe facility and job site.
GPRS identifies and maps utilities and pipes through our state-of-the-art video pipe inspection equipment and our highly skilled Project Managers.
It’s common for technical industries to develop their own jargon over time. Jargon is complex industry-specific language used in a particular trade, profession, group, or field of study. Sometimes jargon can be seen as convoluted or excluding, but it’s often necessary to communicate specific technical information.
Here are some common and uncommon words and phrases that you may come across when researching or communicating about utility locating, concrete imaging, leak detection, CCTV video pipe inspection, and more. Note that these are broad definitions meant to clarify the essential meaning for an average reader.
GPRS Leak Detection Specialists utilize various technologies and decades of experience to pinpoint even the quietest, most remote leaks on even the most extensive systems.
Learn The Differences Between Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) & Private Utility Locating.
The Differences Between the Levels of Service: 811, Private Locate, and SUE When embarking on an excavation is calling 811
Existing and Potential New Laws Surrounding Private Locates for New Utilities In 2019, a state of emergency was declared in