Knowing what utilities are beneath the ground can greatly assist a project in its initial design stages and through the construction phase.

Understanding what underground utilities are within and adjoining your site will benefit a project through its lifecycle. Designs incorporating underground utilities often avoid costly redesigns resulting from unlocated services discovered during the construction phase and having this information during construction avoids expensive, dangerous and potentially life-threatening utility strikes. Scopus can undertake a range of utilities surveys in accordance with PAS128 from desktop studies, site mapping and verification as well as utility locating and marking out.

We can complete the appropriate searches with the relevant utility and service providers to obtain the statutory plans and information for your site. This information can be consolidated into a compilation plan as part of a desktop study, verified in the field through site inspection, or form the basis of a sub-surface investigation survey using non-dig technologies such as Electromagnetic Locators (EML) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).

Utilities Survey - EML-GPR-Scopus Engineering

Our team can mark the service locations on the ground using EML and GPR for future reference by ground workers and excavation crews, survey the utility locations as part of a utility mapping survey for documentation purposes or incorporate the information into a full site topographic survey.

The benefits of Utility Surveys provided by Scopus are:

  • Surveys in accordance with PAS 128
  • Range of services including desktop studies, site verification and utility mark-up and mapping.
  • One contractor onsite undertaking topographic, setting out works and utility surveys
  • Sub-surface utilities survey using Electromagnetic Locators and Ground Penetrating Radar.

Thomas Flad,
Survey Manager

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