Category: Utility Engineering

Colored Flags and Underground Utility Markings Keep Everyone Safe

By Nicholas Schramer When people see a crop of colorful flags and paint marks on their property, the reaction usually ranges from annoyance to alarm. What’s going on? Those flags and paint marks are more important than they may first appear. Please resist the temptation to remove them! About the Expert: Nicholas Schramer has more… Read More »

Subsurface Utility Engineering: A Wise Investment

By Thomas Talaczynski In today’s world, building and rebuilding are facts of life – from wider roads to larger housing complexes, bigger buildings, and revitalized downtowns. While these changes to roads and buildings are highly visible, within every project is an often-underemphasized component – the utility infrastructure. Utility infrastructure includes potable water, sanitary sewer, gas,… Read More »

Florida Committee Heads off Construction Conflicts among Utilities, FDOT, Contractors

By Bruce Herrington Sometimes the two greatest tools at an engineer’s disposal are a phone and the right number to call. One day not too long ago, one of our clients, a major telecom firm, found itself facing a potential delay claim due to not having its facilities relocated along a section of a roadway… Read More »