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Dig Without Danger

Dig Without Danger

In the latest issue of Utility Contractor Magazine, Kevin Vine, President of multiVIEW describes a step-by-step process for safe excavation that includes planning ahead, marking your site, respecting the marks and communicating effectively.

Real-Time Subsurface Data Empowers Safe Excavation

Real-Time Subsurface Data Empowers Safe Excavation

Harrington & Associates, a construction management company based out of Richmond Hill, was carrying out renovations at an industrial warehouse and needed to ensure that no buried utility services existed where excavation and was planned. In response, the contractor retained multiVIEW to carry out concrete scanning using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and accurately map the location and depth of existing drain lines in the project area.

Safe Excavation Starts With Awareness

Safe Excavation Starts With Awareness

Although instances of utility damages across the province have decreased over the past decade, the latest DIRT Report found that 39% of damages that did occur were the result of insufficient excavating practices. This article offers a few key steps to keep in mind to ensure safe excavation.

2016 DIRT Report - Respect the Marks

2016 DIRT Report - Respect the Marks

In the latest DIRT Report, produced annually by the ORCGA, multiVIEW discusses the Dig Safe principle "Respect the Marks" and provides an example of what can go wrong when Dig Safe principles are not followed.

Safe and Smart Concrete Scanning

Safe and Smart Concrete Scanning

In the latest issue of Heavy Equipment User Guide, Kevin Vine, President of multiVIEW discusses how Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is being applied for everything from imaging bridge decks to safely scanning concrete in public spaces.

The Dangers Hidden Below

The Dangers Hidden Below

Cross bores can remain harmless and undetected for years, causing little to no disruption. However, potential dangers arise when a sewer backs up and needs to be unblocked. On rare occasions, a natural gas line has been punctured, causing gas to leak through sewer laterals. Some cases have resulted in millions of dollars in property damage, serious injury, and even death. In response, the TSSA mandated that all natural gas distributors incorporate an action plan to address cross bore risk.

Safe Construction Starts with the Right Technology

Safe Construction Starts with the Right Technology

Today it is common knowledge that the key to ensuring safe cutting, coring or excavation is to start with a scan or locate to map out buried objects and identify potential hazards. Traditional X-Ray technology is largely being replaced by Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) which has become the go to method for knowing where to cut and drill.

Our hidden infrastructure

Our hidden infrastructure

In the latest issue of Ear to the Ground Magazine, Kevin Vine, President of multiVIEW discusses the growing role of Subsurface Utility Engineering in reducing risk and informing the design of large construction projects, including the Union Station Revitalization.