Developments, feasibility studies and most on site works require some sort of utility survey to establish the location of assets such as pipes and cables. The first step in utility location is to write to the utility affected by your project and request a plan of their apparatus. If your company follows:
- British Standards Institution PAS 128, Specification for underground utility detection, verification and location
- HSG47 Avoiding danger from underground services
- The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
You could spend several weeks writing many individual letters to various utilities chasing up payments to these utilities and waiting on potential missing plans. This can be an inefficient and frustrating use of your professional time. Groundwise offers a Utility Search service where we take over the management of the collation of utility maps and information on the location on utility apparatus, a fundamental part of structural, engineering and feasibility studies. Our client’s time is then free to carry out more cost effective work.
Here at Groundwise we nurture professional relationships with all major utility providers, this enables us to provide our clients with a prompt and efficient Utility Search service.
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