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On the Road to Rehabilitation

Cold climates, frequent salting, and heavy use threaten the reliability of the transportation infrastructure we rely on every day. And with municipalities responsible for covering 60 per cent of their costs, coming up with the funds necessary each year to replace and expand essential infrastructure is an ongoing challenge. As such, finding cost-effective, efficient methods for monitoring and rehabilitating existing infrastructure has become vitally important.

South of the border, a large amount of resources have been invested into researching non-traditional methods for infrastructure evaluation and preventative maintenance.

The U.S. Transportation Research Board launched a study known as the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) that evaluates the effectiveness of applying various non-destructive techniques, such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), impact echo, ultrasonic surface waves, and electrical resistivity, among others, to capture subsurface data on corrosion, delamination, vertical cracking, and concrete degradation.

The report concluded that rapid, non-destructive condition assessment significantly reduces the overall resources and expenditures required for bridge renewal. Kevin Vine, President of multiVIEW, discusses the topic in the latest issue of ReNew Canada Magazine.

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Requesting an Estimate Just Got Easier
To make it easier than ever to request an estimate for your next project, we’ve created an online form that you can access through our website. Simply click the green button, fill out the information fields and submit the form. Once submitted, a member of our estimating team will get back to you shortly. You can also Book a Locate online.  
New Ottawa Region Contact Information
Several months ago, multiVIEW opened a Kanata-based office and added local resources to better serve the Ottawa Region. With construction on the rise in the City, we’re excited to be more actively participating in the marketplace. Here is our new contact information, be sure to reach out to us if you’re in the area:

8 -175 Terence Matthews Crescent
Kanata, ON K2M 1W8
Phone: 1 (613) 287 7005
Free: 1 (800) 363 3116
Fax: 1 (866) 571 5946
Email: info@multiview.ca
 
Join us at the Upcoming APWA International Congress
multiVIEW will be exhibiting at the upcoming American Public Works Association (APWA) International Congress, August 17-20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Known as the “best show in public works”, the show will be attended by nearly 6,000 professionals and will unveil new equipment, emerging practices and breakthrough technologies that cover the entire gamut of public works.

As an exhibitor, we’re able to offer you a complimentary pass to attend. Simply fill out and submit the form and we’ll look forward to seeing you there! Be sure to stop by booth 1643 to say hello. 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What's the difference between a private and public utility locate?

There's often confusion around the difference between a private and public utility locate as well as when it is required to contact Ontario One Call.

Public utilities are defined as those owned by large utility providers and include the mass distribution network of electricity, water, sewer and natural gas lines (to name a few) which connect our cities, homes and work places.  These utilities are considered publicly managed and owned up to a demarcation point, typically located on the outside of a building or property, or in maintenance and mechanical rooms.  The demarcation point is commonly identified by a metering system, transformer or vault.  
 
Utilities that extend beyond the demarcation point are owned by the property owner and considered private utilities. Private utilities may include:
  • Any utility connecting secondary buildings on private property for businesses or personal dwellings (gas, sanitary and sewer, electricity, communication lines, etc.)
  • Buried storage tanks and lines, including fuel tanks and water discharge tanks
  • Industrial piping connecting processing units, tanks and facilities
  • Sewer and septic tanks, systems and piping
  • BBQ & pool heater fuel lines such as natural gas
  • Parking lot lighting and signal switch cabling
Prior to excavating on any private or public property, the excavator is required to have all utilities identified (Locates or Locate Clearances) by a qualified utility locator.  To obtain utility locates for public utilities, you can contact Ontario One Call. Public locate service providers do not locate private utilities.
 
To obtain utility locates for all private utilities, you must contact a private utility locating company such as multiVIEW.  Additionally, multiVIEW will coordinate all public locate clearances and deliver a clearance package for your worksite at a nominal fee.  
Learn more about Private Utility Locating
Industry News

Bentley Systems announces new Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) information modelling solution that synthesizes data into powerful 3D visuals.

The Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) releases provincial infrastructure report.

Big Data applied to the construction industry could significantly improve project delivery and operations.

Fixing the U.S. infrastructure crisis requires a partnership between government, the private sector and the general public.

Ontario's ambitious budget includes $15 billion for subways & LRTs, $14 billion for roads & bridges.

$606-million project is the first North American P3 to issue a green bond.

Renewed Gas Tax Fund gives towns more options and long-term federal funding for infrastructure.

New website shows location of construction projects across Toronto.

Canada's green building market poised to see strong growth over the next three years.

Water and wastewater infrastructure deficit across Canada pushes past $88 billion.
multiVIEW recently attended the 2014 ORCGA Locate Rodeo in Durham Region. It was a beautiful sunny day and the event attracted a great turnout. Congratulations to all of the winners!


Lunch & Learns
Book a free session to discuss your current challenges and let us tell you more about how our solutions can work for you.
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Upcoming Events


American Public Works Association (APWA) International Congress
August 17-20
Toronto, ON


2014 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference & Exhibition
September 28-31
Montreal, QC


Bridge Expo 2014: Bridge Innovation For Now & The Future
November 4
Mississauga, ON

 


Subsurface Utility Engineering
A recent study found that for every dollar spent on SUE, an average of $4.62 is saved. Apply SUE to your next project to avoid costly delays.
>>Learn more

RoadMap GPR
Get a true picture of subsurface conditions on roads and bridges. Reduce costs, service disruptions and the need for destructive testing. 
>>Learn more

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325 Matheson Blvd. E
Mississauga ON, L4Z 1X8

Ottawa Region
107-175 Terence Matthews Crescent
Kanata ON, K2M 1X5

TF: 1-800-363-3116
www.multiview.ca

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