dp-PRO Special Locate 2019

ROCKET MEN

“And all this science I don’t understand – It’s just my job five days a week…” -Elton John, lyrics to Rocket Man, Honky Chateau, 1972 I’ve been teaching the science of locating for about 20 years now and to be honest, I barely had a handle on it when I started teaching it. I’d proven myself …

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An “All-In” Approach For 3D Utility Investigations

IT IS PROVEN that on large infrastructure projects utilities are almost always at or near the top of the list in terms of cost overruns and delays to project schedules. It is well documented that the SUE process conducted in adherence of ASCE 38-02 prevents cost overruns and many articles and reports are available supporting this …

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The Value Of Nulca Membership For Those Working Within The Locating Industry

UNDERGROUND UTILITY LOCATING PROFESSIONALS Membership has its privileges and a Nulca membership should be a given for anyone working within the locating industry. For the past 25 years, Nulca has held steady to their mission – advance locating throughout North America. Nulca’s primary benefits center around education, industry partnerships, strengthening the reputation of locators within …

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Locating And Marking Practices…From The CGA Best Practices 15.0

Understanding the Marks: Locating and Marking Practices Operator markings of facilities include the following: • The appropriate color for their facility type • Their company identifier (name, initials, or abbreviation) when other companies are using the same color • The total number of facilities and the width of each facility • A description of the …

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Nulca Best Practices

Nulca, the organization for utility locating professionals, recognizes the critical role the locating function plays in the underground damage prevention process and that locators are essentially a limited resource. In order for those involved in damage prevention to better assure quality locates and more efficiently utilize the limited available locator resources, Nulca encourages parties to …

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Professional Surveyors And Utility Locations

Ever since adoption of 811 utility locate legislation by the states a number of years ago, professional surveyors have been faced with the ongoing challenge of walking the tight rope of legislative mandates without falling into an abyss of liability, confused and unhappy clients, unsatisfied design engineers, missed deadlines and higher costs, not to mention …

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Members Gather In Tampa For CGA Annual Meeting & Breakfast

Khrysanne Kerr, CGA » ANNOUNCING CGA’S AWARD WINNERS More than 800 conference participants attended CGA’s Annual Meeting and Breakfast in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with the 811 CGA Excavation Safety Conference & Expo! Please join us in congratulating this year’s CGA Award winners: Tom Hoff, One Call Concepts » Hall of Fame Each year, the …

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