Day: November 25, 2019

DIRT 2018

CANADIAN DIRT 2018 In 2018, seven Canadian regions reported damages via DIRT (Damage Information Reporting Tool). On average, 47 damages occurred per workday (assuming 254 workdays per year), 2.6% more than in 2017. Vast networks of conduits and cables lay underground, delivering products and services to today’s society: telecommunication and electrical cables, gas conduits, sewer …

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Port of South Louisiana

As the largest tonnage port in the western hemisphere, encompassing 54 miles of the Mississippi River, spanning three Louisiana parishes, and receiving 4,000 deep-draft vessels and 55,000 barges on average annually, the Port of South Louisiana is well-positioned to respond to river emergencies. Pipeline strikes are an all too frequent occurrence causing loss of life, …

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2019 CCGA Symposium Recap

CCGA’s 7th Annual Damage Prevention Symposium **Members of the CCGA Board of Directors posed for a photo. L-R, Front Row: Stephanie More (Enbridge/Atlantic CGA), Travis Ferguson (Encana), Doug Lapp (Ontario Regional CGA), Todd Scott (Liberty Utilities/ Atlantic CGA), Nathalie Moreau (Info-Excavation), Michelle Tetreault (Alberta CGA), Jackie Jones (Manitoba CGA). L-R, Back Row: Brian Ramor (Canadian …

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Engaging in Our Future

IN CONJUNCTION with the DPWG meeting, API organized a damage prevention/public engagement workshop entitled “Engaging in our Future” at Chevron’s offices in Houston, Texas. The workshop, widely attended by damage prevention and public awareness experts, discussed development of innovative solutions to increase enforcement over damage prevention violations and manage “at risk” stakeholders. Presentations focused on …

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Global Spotlight – Utility Information Day

Utility Information Day Preventing Future Damage Strikes IN AUSTRALIA, Utility Information Day was held in the city of Parramatta on March 19, 2019. The day concentrated on giving utilities and underground asset owners the opportunity to gain knowledge on the emerging technologies regarding the protection of our aboveground and underground networks. There were more than …

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