Utility Service Search Surveys

Utility service search surveys are the key to protecting infrastructure during construction and ensuring worker safety. Explore their methodology, requirements, and how Geoscope Locating can elevate your project’s efficiency.

Do I really need Utility Surveying? Everything You Need to Know

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Utility surveying is a complex process that involves the detection and mapping of underground utilities, including water, gas, electricity, and telecommunications. Without accurate and comprehensive utility surveying, construction and renovation projects can be disrupted by costly delays, accidents, and damages. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of utility surveying in Sydney, Australia, including its benefits, processes, and challenges, as well as tips for selecting a reliable utility surveying provider

True Cost of Damages to Underground Services


The utility locating industry is a crucial part of infrastructure maintenance in Sydney, Australia. But with so many underground services, it can be difficult to avoid damaging them during excavation and construction. The cost of these damages can be astronomical, affecting the environment, safety, and finances of both the companies involved and the community. In this article, we’ll dive deep into the true cost of damages to underground services in the utility locating industry in Sydney, and explore ways to prevent them.

Subsurface Utility Engineering


Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is an essential process that accurately locates and maps underground utilities, preventing costly damages, and potential hazards to workers and the public. In this article, we explore the benefits of SUE, its process, techniques, and applications. By prioritising SUE, construction professionals can create safer and more efficient construction projects that comply with regulations, reduce risks, and save costs.

Australian Locating Services – The Standard AS5488 

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In this article, we will be talking about Australian Locating Services and the Australian Standard (AS5488). It is a guideline that provides best practice recommendations for the location and identification of underground utilities in Australia. It is intended to help ensure the safety of workers and the public, and to minimise the risk of damage to underground utilities during excavation or construction work. AS5488 covers a range of topics, including the use of locating equipment, the marking of utility locations, and the recording and reporting of utility information. It is an important resource for contractors and other professionals who work in the construction and excavation industry in Australia.