About the Publishers


Founded in 2003 on the core values of innovation, integrity, customer focus and giving back, Infrastructure Resources, LLC  was created to fill a real need in the underground utility industry – a trusted source for damage prevention and public awareness expertise and solutions for the utility and excavation industry. IR continues to expand its robust catalog of products and services including live events, industry programs, publications and multimedia training tools that provide innovative solutions for its clients.

IR's commitment to transforming the damage prevention industry through knowledge and educational tools, assists all stakeholders in understanding and staying mindful about procedures and best practices that significantly reduce the risk of damages while protecting our workplaces, communities, environment and lives.




The CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo is the premiere international event dedicated to providing educational content and resources to help protect buried assets. The Conference, owned and produced by Infrastructure Resources, LLC, is the largest safety event in the industry, drawing almost 2,000 participants and offering over 60 educational sessions, in-depth workshops, numerous networking events, and over 100 exhibitors. The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) holds their annual meeting at this event.







Our nationally recognized Excavation Safety Guide & Resource Directory is an unparalleled publication designed to help excavators navigate safely through the excavation process from pre-planning to job completion.

Drawing on the success of this Guide, Infrastructure Resources, LLC has added a selection of targeting industry guides to address issues and concerns facing facility owners and other affected stakeholders.

With a directory of state One Call Centers, state law links and industry best practices, the Guide can be easily customized to promote your company’s message which makes it a perfect handout for safety, damage prevention and public awareness meetings. Delivered annually to over 500,000 readers, these Resource Guides are the source for information on changing industry laws, regulations and tips to aid in asset protection and digging safely.






In 2010, Infrastructure Resources, LLC launched the industry publication Damage Prevention Professional, which is published four times a year and reaches 30,000 decision-makers each quarter in print and 40,000+ digitally. Dedicated to expanding the industry’s knowledge on damage prevention and public awareness to protect the buried infrastructure, Damage Prevention Professional offers relevant and thought-provoking articles and features written by industry professionals.




Introduced in 2014 by Infrastructure Resources, LLC, in cooperation with Nulca, Locator Safety Awareness Week is an annual celebration that provides an opportunity for the industry to thank our boots-on-the-ground locate heroes and let them know how important their contributions are to safe worksites and communities and how their efforts are appreciated and valued. Through the dp-pro.com website, free downloads are available of our LSAW posters as well as thank you cards, web buttons, social media messaging and LSAW logos to help you prepare and plan your outreach. These promotional materials are available year-round at LocatorSafety.com.






Infrastructure Resources, LLC believes everyone learns in different ways and the most successful companies provide the right training tools for each person. With this in mind, we offer a wide range of options to optimize your training program. Useful for individual or group training, our training DVDs and live webinars cover everything from basic locating theory and skills to successful damage investigation. The interactive nature of our webinars allows participants the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in real time. Field Guides, produced in tandem with training DVDs, are a great addition to a field worker’s toolbox. Offering the user opportunities for hands-on experimentation and onsite access to covered topics, field guides are small enough to be portable and big enough to cover each topic in depth.

With additional tools available, like our one-of-a-kind full-length Locating Buried Utilities textbook, DVDs  by respected industry resources like AWWA, AGC, Staking University, Digging Dangers, onsite workshops and more, Excavation Safety University is your one-stop-shop for educational resources.





The Pipeline Ag Safety Alliance, a coalition of pipeline companies committed to effectively communicating safety measures to farmers and ranchers, works in tandem with the National Association of County Agricultural Agents to help educate and inform the agricultural community on safe digging practices.