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As technology rapidly advances and new regulations emerge, infrastructure building and maintenance projects are becoming more and more complex. Whether you’re in the planning stages of your next project, running into unexpected challenges in the midst of construction or unclear on the technology or technique required to solve a particular problem, we’re here to help.

Our experienced estimators have years’ of experience helping customers solve a wide range of complex challenges. We also have in-house engineering and geophysical resources to tackle your tough technical questions. From analyzing contaminants in salt flats to measuring conductivity in boreholes, we’ll go to great lengths to get you the data and answers you need to carry out your work safely and successfully.
 
We’ll also offer guidance on any grey zones that require clarity. For example, municipalities are increasingly requesting Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services in RFPs but there is often confusion around what this really entails. Our estimators can walk you through the four quality levels of SUE and recommend the best course of action based on the specific requirements of your project. They’ll also coordinate each aspect of the SUE process to make it both a risk and hassle-free experience.
 
Unsure about the difference between scanning and utility locating or what distinguishes a public vs. private locate? We can help. If you have a challenge or requirement that you need to satisfy but are not quite sure how, simply get in touch and we'll recommend the best solution. Whether it’s a scan conducted using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), a basic locate carried out with EM Induction or a pipe inspection using CCTV technology, we have the resources and expertise to guide you in the right direction.

We’ve recently introduced several new features to make it easier than ever to have your questions answered. Our Request an Estimate form allows you to contact our estimating department directly and we now offer a live chat feature on our website. Visit www.multiview.ca and you’ll see a chat box in the bottom right-hand corner, when an operator is available. Feel free to submit any question related to your project and let us help you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Taking a Geophysical Approach to Risk Reduction

In the latest issue of Construction Comment Magazine, Kevin Vine, President of multiVIEW discusses the range of geophysical techniques that are available to identify subsurface features, and when they should be applied.
 
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FAQ: What's the Difference between an X-Ray and GPR Concrete Scan?

Though X-Ray and GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) are used for similar concrete scanning applications, they are very different techniques. X-Ray applies radiation to scan concrete and provides the results on film. GPR, on the other hand, is a geophysical method that sends electromagnetic waves into the structure and analyzes the reflected energy.

GPR offers many distinct advantages over X-Ray and as a result, leveraging X-Ray for concrete scanning is quickly becoming a thing of the past. For example, due to the radiation emitted by X-Ray, an 80 foot clearance is generally required. The procedure can only be carried out by certified Radiographers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn. On the other hand, waves emitted by GPR are harmless and the technique can be carried out during the course of a regular workday, even around other sensitive equipment. As an added bonus, GPR is a much more cost-effective technique than X-Ray.

GPR also offers an advantage in that it only requires one side of a concrete slab, while X-Ray requires both sides of a slab: one for the film and the other for a reflector plate. As such, X-Ray cannot be leveraged for slab-on-grade projects.
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Industry News

Transportation the key to driving business to Toronto
 
Canadian construction boom highlights growing skills gap

Ontario Government & City of Ottawa study a possible tunnel to address heavy truck traffic

Ontario launches greenbond to fund infrastructure projects: Eglinton LRT to receive up to $500 million
 
Report reveals Ontario could free $188-$283 million by changing procurement of public construction

P3s provide innovative solution to Canada's infrastructure crisis
 
Municipalities struggling to maintain water infrastructure look to private solutions

Sneak peek at the Union/Pearson Express Train
 
Public works spending to hit 1 trillion worldwide, innovation a key factor in infrastructure investment
 
Newfoundland invests $3.3M in infrastructure. Plans include road upgrades & new sewer systems
 

From the Field
Collecting subsurface data at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport using Ground Penetrating Radar.



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