Burgess & Niple - Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

May 31 - Jun 2, 2020

UESI Surveying & Geomatics Conference

Doubletree Hilton Hotel & The Lawrenceburg Event Center Lawrenceburg, Indiana Visit Event Website

Tuesday, June 2

Case Study Engineering Subsurface Utilities - Design, Survey Sub Consultant & Scoping

When design engineers begin project scoping for survey consultant partners, providing the proper scoping language to achieve an accurate understanding and representation of subsurface utility facilities is crucial to the successful completion of the plans. Far too long have clients, design engineers and surveyors relied on outdated and unreliable sources, such as atlas mapping, One Call markings, GIS mapping and construction plans to obtain information on subsurface utilities. Understanding the nuances of subsurface utility locating and the impact the location accuracies bring to the proposed design is critical for positive design results. 

This session will explore scoping language that results in management of locating risks and potential liabilities, provides reliable utility basemapping that can create opportunities for engineers to adjust the design to avoid unnecessary utility relocations, reduces change orders during the construction phase of the project, and focuses on creating a positive result for all stakeholders.

B&N Presenter:

Jessica Burlett

Tuesday, June 2

Subsurface Utility Locating 101: Equipment, Purposes, Theory, Limitations & Risk Management

We all know the slogan “Call Before You Dig” will only get you so far. The steps now required to provide accurate subsurface mapping have changed. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has found that utility conflicts during highway construction projects have been one of the top causes of cost increases and delay of schedules. Technology has given way for more advanced equipment like ground-penetrating radars (GPR). Ohio utility owners are legally required to provide records of their facility locations. As communities continue to grow, so does the amount of installed lines, creating a spiderweb of information utility locators must sift through to gain that clear image for any designer.

B&N Presenter:

Jessica Burlett

Jessica Burlett, CADD Technician

JESSICA BURLETT
CADD Technician

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