Underground utility surveys are vital in ensuring the safety and efficiency of a variety of infrastructure and construction projects. Prior to any excavation works, mapping the sub-surface environment is a critical process that provides our clients with crucial information regarding the geographic location of utilities and other underground features. 

BENEFITS

Aside from significantly reducing the risk of utility strikes, and the potential impact of this on the workforce and general public, underground utility surveys provide a host of additional benefits, including:  

  • Minimising disruption and project delays
  • Reducing project cost and overall risk 
  • Enhancing health and safety – ensuring a safe working environment 
  • Reducing the need for invasive/intrusive underground inspections or investigations 
  • Providing accurate, up to date records 

SURVEY TECHNIQUES

To produce a concise and accurate underground utility survey, we utilise as standard both electromagnetic location (EML) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveying methods. Other geophysical sensors are integrated to the solution design as required. Additionally, all manholes, inspection chambers and other associated infrastructure are lifted and documented using our EUFR platform.

Data can be delivered in a variety of formats including 2D/3D CAD drawings or GIS outputs and can include georeferenced manhole information and photography from our EUFR reporting. 

ELECTRONIC UNDERGROUND FEATURE RECORD (EUFR)

Our teams digitally record inspection chamber and manhole information directly into our innovative EUFR app whilst in the field. In addition to standard photography, the app collects 360º downhole images, reducing the need to re-lift or re-survey manholes in the future.

All data is automatically saved and uploaded directly to the cloud meaning the office team have access to the information as soon as it is captured in the field. Using data from the EUFR, we can produce in-depth reports with a single click or export them into a GIS package such as Orbit 3DM Cloud from Bentley Systems for visualisation of above and below ground survey data in one cloud-based platform. 

IN-HOUSE EXPERTISE

LandScope employs experienced utility surveyors who combine all of our in-house services and cutting edge technology to ensure that we provide our clients with the most accurate and detailed underground utility information. If you would like more information, guidance, or to discuss a specific project, our team are here to help.