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How to Locate Underground Utilities

What benefits, costs and risk implications come with each method of locating underground utilities?
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Case studies

29:1 The cost of striking

There are more than 35 million miles of underground utility lines in the US – gas, water, sewag...

David Horesh
December 18, 2020
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Case study: CPUC vs PG&E

In January 2020 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ordered PG&E to pay $110 millio...

David Horesh
November 15, 2020
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Case study: Comcast project in Gypsum Colorado

On the morning of September 17th, 2020, the quiet town of Gypsum, Colorado woke up to the sound o...

David Horesh
November 15, 2020
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Recent blog posts

Launching the 4M Utility Strategy Podcast! Episode 1: Samuel Ariaratnam

We're proud to debut our new podcast with the go-to guy on trenchless technology, Samuel Ariaratnam!

Team 4M
November 23, 2021
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Securing $11M to map the subsurface

We're very proud to announce a successful Series A, securing $11M in investments.

Team 4M
August 10, 2021
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Let's Talk About Water, and Where it Comes From

How do the people in charge take care of our water systems, and why it matters - survey revealed.

Team 4M
July 16, 2021
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The Future of E&C in America

Forecasting growth in 2022, the E&C market in the U.S. is looking to recuperate fast

Team 4M
July 2, 2021
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4M Spotlight on Renewable Energy

Global renewable energy market is growing faster than ever. We explore why and what it means

Team 4M
June 18, 2021
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The Lasting Marriage of Construction and Tech

Today a ‘tech-savvy’ approach is the only way forward for the construction industry

Team 4M
May 21, 2021
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ASCE report 2021

The American Society of Civil Engineers has recently released its annual report card

Team 4M
April 30, 2021
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Digging up the imperfect system for excavation safety

Living with a private yard or garden has its many advantages and obvious pluses.

Team 4M
April 23, 2021
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Post-COVID global infrastructure investments

One of the many repercussions of the pandemic was a decline in the global infrastructure sector

Team 4M
April 16, 2021
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National Safe Digging Month

Alongside spring and rejuvenation, the month of April also marks the U.S National Safe Digging Month

Team 4M
April 10, 2021
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Global subsurface mapping

Some interesting recent developments around the world are bringing the importance of subsurface mapp

Team 4M
March 25, 2021
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Fiber optics growth & subsurface mapping

The global fiber optics market was valued at US$ 6.81 billion in 2019 - and it hasn't even started

Team 4M
March 19, 2021
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Soil erosion

Subsurface utilities and the challenge of soil erosion. What is it and how can we fix it?

Team 4M
March 10, 2021
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COVID-19 challenges

During the first week of March 2020, Pennsylvania University announced that due to the COVID-19 pand

Team 4M
March 1, 2021
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Climate change & 4M 

The climate is changing, and in the past year we have felt its wrath in the form of natural disaster

Team 4M
February 25, 2021
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Reliability & Work Safe New Zealand

 Towards the end of 2019, a New Zealand excavation crew struck a two-inch natural gas line....

Team 4M
February 19, 2021
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Wildfires & 4M

Above-ground power lines have their benefits. They do. They are simpler and quicker to install...

Team 4M
February 18, 2021
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How 4M creates new markets that don’t exist

Mapping is a tool that has been developing and evolving for thousands of years; from cavemen draw...

David Horesh
January 29, 2021
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Frost & Sullivan award 2020

Frost & Sullivan, the growth partnership company, announced that the winner of the Frost & Sulliv...

Team 4M
January 22, 2021
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Words from our CEO – Itzik Malka

Let me tell you a story. One that is never talked about but touches each and every one of us...

Itzik Malka
January 15, 2021
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CGA’s report on improving the delivery of accurate, on-time locates – Key points

During October 2020, The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) released the new “White Paper,” which featu...

David Horesh
December 31, 2020
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How the Farmington explosion changed Maine state law

On the morning of September 16th, 2019, a big explosion occurred at LEAP Inc. in Farmington, Main...

David Horesh
December 25, 2020
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29:1 The cost of striking

There are more than 35 million miles of underground utility lines in the US – gas, water, sewag...

David Horesh
December 18, 2020
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Satellites & Image recognition

Image recognition is a set of methods used to detect and analyze images with the purpose of proce...

David Horesh
December 11, 2020
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Damage prevention report card 2020

In October 2020, the Aii (Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure), put together a ‘Damage pre...

David Horesh
December 4, 2020
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CGA presents: DIRT Report 2019

In October 2020, Common Ground Alliance (CGA) published its 2019 Damage Information Reporting Too...

David Horesh
November 15, 2020
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Case study: Comcast project in Gypsum Colorado

On the morning of September 17th, 2020, the quiet town of Gypsum, Colorado woke up to the sound o...

David Horesh
November 15, 2020
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Case study: CPUC vs PG&E

In January 2020 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ordered PG&E to pay $110 millio...

David Horesh
November 15, 2020
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