American Locator Magazine


American Locator magazine gets to the heart of news, debate, technology and processes focusing on damage prevention in the underground utility industry. With each issue, we focus on relevant topics within key areas of the industry and strive to bring tips, breaking news and information to our readers from people working daily in the field. See highlights from our most recent issue or read through past issues for valuable ideas to implement on your own projects.

Volume 31-Issue 6, December 2017:
Accident Review

In Volume 31-6, we highlight utility excavation accidents of note in 2017. Utilities mis-marked, calls to 811 not made, maps not getting updated, laws unchanged, and underground lines struck at record levels – what is the solution? We also look into the public face of utility damages and discuss contractors as leaders for change in our industry. Read eye-opening interview with Stephanie Menning of MUCA, filming with Q3 Contracting in MN, GPR and more!


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The American Locator

Planet Underground TV’s Episode 7 features three veteran locators working in St. Paul, MN. Xcel Energy’s Frank Mariano is one of only several hundred utility-employed locators in the U.S. that are assigned to protect buried infrastructure in urban cores. Jon Moulton and Joshua Richard of Q3 Contracting team up to demonstrate the return on investment that professional locators give utility contractors as they work in older, crowded and challenging below ground environments. Find out more in Vol.31 Issue 6 of American Locator. Subscribe today!

Designing Zero Damages

Damage prevention begins at the design phase. In Vol.31 Issue 5 of American Locator, in our article “Conducting the Orchestra,” we take a look at what goes into the design and safe completion of a vital infrastructure construction project with HBK Engineering in downtown Chicago. Locate, design, verify, build. All this and more goes into the ultimate goal of making of a consolidated base map of all utilities. Subscribe today!

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