40 Years of Subsurface Utility Engineering feat. Jim Anspach (Ep. 13)

Jim Anspach at the 4M utility strategy podcast

On this episode, Jim Anspach tells us the amazing history of SUE: where it began, what it changed, and how it developed in relation to private and public services, and professional and governmental institutions, over the past few decades.

Jim Anspach is a principal developer of the field of subsurface utility engineering (SUE), multi-ticket contract locating, consultant utility coordination services (UC) for DOTs, and the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. He has performed many research projects of the National Academies, NSF, and EPSRC (UK). He developed and chaired ASCE’s Standard on Utility Investigation and Documentation, and served on many other international and national committees. Jim is currently an A.A. Professor at Iowa State University, developing educational and research capabilities in Utility Engineering. Somewhere along the way, the SUE profession began calling Jim “the Godfather of SUE,” with horse heads replaced by severed utility systems (we assume).

Co-hosts: David Horesh (Director of Marketing) and Ophir Wainer (Director of North American Business Development)

Just in case you missed it, in our previous podcast we had a fantastic talk with Jason Martschuk about how data & SaaS are changing the construction industry.

And stay tuned! On our next utility strategy podcast, we're hosting Prof. Nicole Metje!

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