Christopher Koch

Christopher Koch is the owner and President of ZoneOne Locating. With over 20 years’ experience in damage prevention, he is frequently called to provide expert testimony in legal cases. As a member of Nulca’s executive board including terms as Secretary, Vice-President, and President, he helped shape the professional competency standard for locators. He is a regular contributor to Damage Prevention Professional and co-author of the book, Locating Buried Utilities – A Professional Approach. Koch holds a BES from St. Cloud State University and a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management.
Phone: (763) 682-0206
christopherkoch@live.com
www.zoneonelocating.com
www.zoneoneconsulting.com

Christopher has articles in the following magazines:
2010 Q2 Issue
2010 Q3 Issue
2010 Q4 Issue
2011 Q1 Issue
2011 Q2 Issue
2011 Q3 Issue
2011 Q4 Issue
2012 Q1 Issue
2012 Q2 Issue
2012 Q3 Issue
2012 Q4 Issue
2013 Q1 Issue
2013 Q2 Issue
2013 Q3 Issue
2013 Q4 Issue
2014 Q1 Issue
2014 Q2 Issue
2014 Q3 Issue
2014 Q4 Issue
2015 Q1 Issue
2015 Q2 Issue
2015 Q3 Issue
2015 Q4 Issue
2016 Q1 Issue
2016 Q2 Issue
2016 Q3 Issue
2016 Q4 Issue
2017 Q1 Issue
2017 Q2 Issue
2017 Special Locate Issue
2017 Q3 Issue
2017 Q4 Issue
2017 Q5 Issue
2018 Q1 Issue
2018 Special Locate Issue
2018 Q2 Issue
2018 Q3 Issue
2019 Q1 Issue
2019 Special Locate Issue
2019 Q2 Issue
2019 Q3 Issue
2019 Q4 Issue

Locating – Buckle Up

The CGA Best Practices includes an unusual item within Chapter Four, the section dealing with Locating and Marking. Number 17 among the Best Practices is “Forecasting/Planning for Predictable Workload Fluctuations.” The Practice Statement immediately following that heading reads, “A plan is developed for managing unpredictable fluctuations.” Notice the juxtaposition of the words “predictable” and “unpredictable”. …

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No UPSIDE

A line locator is a fairly simple tool – a coil (or coils) in the receiver produces an electric charge when exposed to a moving magnetic field. That charge is communicated to the user via an audible tone and/or a visible display. The source of that moving magnetic field, known as signal, is usually a …

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