Louis Panzer

Louis has served as Executive Director at NC 811 since August of 2012. He has been recognized as 2013 CGA Member of the Year and has been an active CGA participant for over 16 years. Louis is active with an alphabet soup of associations and lives sleeps and breathes the concept of shared responsibility.

louis@nc811.org

www.nc811.org

The Causes of Underground Utility Damages in North Carolina in 2020

Third-party damages to the subsurface infrastructure seem to be a persistent issue that negatively influences the integrity of underground utilities and its vital services to citizens of North Carolina. North Carolina 811 (NC 811) has been conducting research studies to identify causes and remedies of third-party damages. The studies solicited stakeholders’ (i.e., excavators, locators, and …

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One Call for the Design & Construction Phases. The Importance of Coordination and Communication.

DESIGNERS AND EXCAVATORS initiate the One Call process by placing a ticket through a One Call center. Most One Call centers include a special ticket to address projects that do not include excavation (i.e., a designer’s ticket). Because the planning and design phase precedes excavation activities, coordination of the utilities in a proposed project area …

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Using Research to Improve Damage Prevention in North Carolina

The damage prevention industry has always understood that data collection is critical. Data measures our progress and our challenges; data paves the way forward and sometimes serves to change the fundamental way the industry operates. North Carolina 811 recognized the importance of data gathering and analysis in 2013 and began in earnest by consolidating data …

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