Communication and trust between all parties involved in underground utility design, locating, excavation and construction is critical to preventing errors that can lead to costly, and life threatening mistakes. Can technology help eliminate error where communication breaks down?
Locating challenges unique to older and abandoned facilities and infrastructure within the city of Chicago and suburbs are discussed. Accurate mapping data documented in the present will save time and money for future design and excavation work.
Are 811 one-call centers an ideal single solution for centralizing access to underground utility mapping data? What is the best standard for collecting, storing and sharing that data? Will one-call centers still be relevant in the future once a central data repository is developed?