Find utility owners and other stakeholders in need to mitigate their utility risk on your project's site
Predict change orders
Access utility data that might not be in the construction plans or utility records, enabling the ability to predict change orders and mitigate uncertainty
Protect your workers, their equipment and your profit margins by avoiding dangerous utility strikes
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Assess potential utility conflicts in context using multiple data layers
Find alternatives to avoidable relocations, work halts, and delays
Discover undocumented utilities to operate safely and with due diligence
Everything you need to know
Utility coordination is a complex liaising activity that brings various stakeholders together before any construction or infrastructure-related project begins. It minimizes conflict and enhances coordination between utility owners and project developers by ensuring careful planning and implementation of subsurface utility engineering.
A Utility Certification verifies that adequate coordination between utility owners and project developers has taken place before construction begins. Utility Certifications are required for all projects and must be submitted to relevant authorities along with project plans, specifications, and estimates package (PS&E).
Utility coordination ensures all stakeholders are in the loop and that there is adequate planning for minimizing damage to utilities. It saves time and money and ensures successful project completion without any unpleasant surprises within the stipulated time. Most importantly, it keeps workers and communities safe from potential hazards.
Utility coordinators liaise with various utility owners, governmental authorities, and project owners to ensure successful project completion. They help minimize conflicts and mitigate procedural risks that may arise during a project. They are key enablers of successful communication between different stakeholders and ensure conflict resolution during construction projects.
Utility coordination in construction projects is essential to avoid conflicts, ensure safety, optimize project design, comply with regulations, and efficiently manage the project. It helps identify and mitigate potential clashes between project activities and existing utilities, minimizing accidents and disruptions. Coordinating with utility providers provides accurate information about utility locations, enabling better project planning and resource allocation.
Utility coordinators put all the utility data pieces together into one place. Basically, UCs are responsible for contacting the utility owners relevant to the project and ask them for their utility records. Based on the information they collect they are responsible for pointing out the utility risks of a project and recommend ways to mitigate them like hiring a SUE firm to refine the utility data they have.
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