dp-PRO 2021 Winter

Association Spotlight – ATSSA Advances Roadway Safety

Collaboration is key to protecting lives on the nation’s roadways The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) began more than a half-century ago with a simple mission – to advance roadway safety. And while the mission is unchanged, the Association’s work is evolving rapidly to keep pace with ongoing advances within the roadway safety infrastructure …

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Virginia 811 Announces Scholarship Winners

THIS YEAR’S RECIPIENTS are Charlotte Rose and Emma Lindley. Each winner receives a $1,500 scholarship towards their freshman year college tuition. If their collective academic performance and passion for learning are any indicator, we’re leaving the future of excavation safety in good hands. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Charlotte Rose Vinton, Virginia Charlotte is a …

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Changing the Way Stakeholders Get Trained Online

MORE AND MORE ASPECTS of daily life are moving to an online space, and the convenience and practicality of that has borne some beneficial fruit. Sometimes it’s hard to remember this shift towards online workplaces, virtual meetings, and the work-anywhere mentality was being put into practice long before a certain virus came to town. In …

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Vocational Training as a Path to Careers in Underground Utility Locating

USIC IS NORTH AMERICA’S largest provider of underground utility locating services with a team of more than 11,000 locate technicians performing over 80 million locates each year to protect infrastructure and communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. This growing company is exploring a new path for recruiting qualified candidates for the utility locating profession by …

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Tom Iseley Receives the Civil Engineering Wall of Fame Award

The Louisiana Section of ASCE hosted a Virtual Awards Ceremony in late September. Dr. Tom Iseley was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Civil Engineering Profession. As a Wall of Fame recipient, Dr. Iseley will be listed on a plaque on the wall at the Louisiana Engineering Foundation Building in Baton Rouge. Iseley began …

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Damage Happens, So What Comes Next? Steps to Claim Resolution

DESPITE BEST EFFORTS, accidents happen. It is inevitable that underground utility assets will sustain damage at some point. An immediate response to these accidents is critical in terms of public safety, as well as protecting assets, and determining who is at fault. As with any investigation, the information gathered on the scene is key to …

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