dp-PRO Fall 2020

Reducing Underground Utility Damage during Construction

The $10 trillion global construction industry is facing a crisis. For many of the world’s advanced economies including Japan, Germany, U.S., South Korea, and U.K., construction productivity has been stagnant or even declining. Historically, investment in research and development by the construction industry has been very low compared to other industries. However, 2018 was an …

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Walking in Her Boots – A Day in an Urban Locator’s Boots

THE MORNING SUN MAKES its appearance over the horizon and Paula is already getting herself and her equipment ready for a day of locating. With the morning traffic congestion and the extra time it takes to find parking for the work van, Paula knows the challenges she’ll face today in the big city are much …

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Protecting Workers and Protecting Utilities

EXCAVATION SAFETY: PROTECTING WORKERS. PROTECTING UTILITIES. Construction work can be dangerous, and underground construction work can pose even more risk. Cave-ins can be the most dangerous and, statistically, are more likely to occur than other excavation-related accidents that may result in worker fatalities, causing as many as 90 fatalities in the last two years alone. …

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How Can Field Data Be Used to Drive Actions Throughout the Company?

From the moment we roll out of bed we are surrounded by data and the actions taken because of it. There is the weekly forecast humming on the television, constructed from hundreds of weather station data points. As we scroll through a news feed on our phones as the coffee brews, dozens of ads are …

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