Underground Utility Tracing
Working closely with the Topographic department, our Underground Utility Tracing department uses CAT and GENNY and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to trace underground utilities.
Drainage surveys are included within this department, as are desktop studies, where we will compile a pack of statutory undertakers records.
A lot of underground utilities and drainage networks are underneath busy footpaths and roads. Working in highways is therefore necessary. We can provide our own traffic management including liaison with the local Streetworks supervisor.
Our staff are Confined Spaces trained so that they are able to safely enter manholes and culverts.
Once the data has been collected it can be drawn up onto the topographic survey or presented in 3D as part of a BIM project.
The recent addition of a Stream C GPR has significantly enhanced our ability to trace underground utilities and structures. Its huge antenna array enables us to position cables and ducts in 3D in real time and also to integrate the data directly into Civil 3D drawings.