Underground Utility Surveys
Often the geographic location of utilities such as pipes, cables, ducts, sewers, foul and surface water drainage is recorded on inferior quality maps and in some cases it is not documented at all. Murphy Surveys UK use cutting edge technologies to detect, trace and map all of this information through its Underground Utility Surveys services.
Deliverables include 2D Plan outputs, 3D wireframe and model drawings of underground structures/ chambers and associated cable and pipe networks, GIS outputs, Geo-referenced manhole photography, longitudinal sections & cross sectional views of pipework and other detailed reports.
Underground utility mapping is necessary for the safety of the workforce and public. It minimises project delays and utility damage – saving delay and damage costs.
Constraints are recognised in designing and planning and it saves costs with producing as built records and reducing traffic management costs.
Mapping also reduces the amount of intrusive investigation such as slit trenching. This gives the client an overall view as opposed to slit trenching which usually covers only a small % of a site.
PAS-128 Compliant Underground Utility Surveys
Murphy Surveys carry out all our underground utility surveys to PAS128 specification for underground utility detection, verification and location incorporating the TSA’s Utility Surveys Guidelines.
We ensure clarity in the service we provide and methods we employ, accountability for the work we undertake, consistency in the approach to data capture and classification of the results, and the confidence that can be associated with them.
The benefits of carrying out a professionally executed survey include:
• Minimise utility damage
• Minimise project delays
• Designing and planning knowing the constraints
• Saving costs with producing as built records
• Reduces traffic management costs
• Reduces the amount of intrusive investigation such as slit trenching
• Gives the client an overall view as opposed to slit trenching which usually covers only a small % of a site
• Promoting good relationships between client and surveyor