Tag: Subsurface Utility Engineering

Painting the Town Red: What Colors Tell Us About Underground Utilities

With spring setting in and the construction season beginning in earnest, you may notice some “graffiti” marking up a sidewalk, intersection, or lawn in your neighborhood. The varied paint colors (often accompanied by bouquets of small flags) may just seem like clutter as you move past. But for those who will be digging there soon,… Read More »

Better SUE Than Sorry: Locating Utilities Safely

“JEA (Jacksonville Electric Authority) crews hit water main, gas line in same day.” – April 2016 “30-inch water main ruptures in Orlando.” – April 2016 “Natural gas leak closes SR 54 in Pasco County.” – June 2016 These recent news stories in Florida have one thing in common: construction crews accidentally striking utilities while excavating… Read More »

Acquisition of The Ash Group Adds SUE, Expands Engineering Depth and Diversification in Florida

Ayres Associates today announced the acquisition of The Ash Group, adding depth to Ayres’ Tampa-based staff. The Ash Group’s Tampa office becomes Ayres’ 13th office nationwide and its fourth in Florida. Ayres is headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Through this acquisition, Ayres adds new services and strengthens others the firm has been providing in Florida… Read More »