Utility Engineering and Location Services
EST is committed to eliminate utility problems during construction for our clients, for them to feel confident that they will not have any project delays, and to reduce any possible change orders due to utility issues.
Utility coordination requires a careful & accurate survey needed to ensure exact locations and depths of underground utilities. With this being said, we are excited to announce our newest service, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), which utilizes several processes, including surface geophysics and vacuum excavation (also known as hydrovac and/or potholing).
- Provide precise location and depths of utilities
- Unnecessary utility relocations are avoided
- Reduces costly relocations (helps w/estimates)
- Reduces delays to the project
- Initial utility condition assessment
EST’s staff of professionals will facilitate and manage close communication with utility companies and our clients to ensure efficient and accurate design, plan development, and safe utility relocations to keep projects on schedule without delays. In-house licensed surveyors and CADD specialists will also provide support to help expedite construction and minimize costs.
Marking of underground utilities prior to survey
Review survey drawing for utility confirmation
Help set new proposed R/W to ensure utility relocation outside construction
Programming cost estimates
Schedule and conduct utility meetings and conferences
Coordinate relocation of multiple utilities
Review existing permits and maps
Ability to read and prepare proposed utility relocation plans
Issue work orders and assist with bid documents
Inspections to ensure relocations are accurately placed
Coordinate with utility companies and EST’s Utility, Survey, Geotechnical, & Design Divisions