The Roundtable: Why Make Culture Change?

Watch this short video “The Roundtable: Why Make Culture Change?” During The Roundtable, and in other conversations, we’ve heard people talk about changing the culture within the utility industry for years now, but it has to start within every single company, no matter how big or small. Because if the people in charge don’t show …

The Roundtable: The Technology is Already Here

In this short video “The Roundtable: The Technology is Already Here,” with the use of new technologies for locators and 3-D mapping, the ability to record data at the push of a button is something that’s never been available to the industry in the past. Does it mean that if your locator or excavator has …

The Roundtable: The Real Loser

In this short video “The Roundtable: The Real Loser,” other regions in the world have a different damage prevention system than in the United States. For example, in many other countries, excavators take responsibility for locating all utilities that they are going to be excavating around. These same excavators are also given maps by their …

The Roundtable Short: Stop Pointing Fingers

In this short video “The Roundtable: Stop Pointing Fingers,” something we hear at The Roundtable event every year is “We’ve got to stop pointing fingers at each other and work together to prevent damages.” Well if everyone actually cared, maybe they would provide more information to the contractor before the job even starts. Utilities are …

The Roundtable: Learn From Me

In this short video “The Roundtable: Learn From Me” utilities, as well as the cities and municipalities that hire contractors to dig in their area, must be more educated about the type of work they are requesting from contractors. If the contractor tells them that it is absolutely necessary to dig up the street, to …

The Roundtable: More Traction Than Regulation

In this short video, “The Roundtable: More Traction Than Regulation:” the technology now available can make the construction of underground utilities easier than it’s ever been before. We can now literally locate utilities’ X,Y, Z coordinates with pinpoint accuracy, display them on a three dimensional map, and share them in real time. How much time, …

The Roundtable: Crossing Every Single Service

In this short video, “The Roundtable: Crossing Every Single Service,” we have an industry analyst with no excavation experience talking with a group of contractors about some real world challenges and questions on ROI that come up frequently during utility installation projects. Excavators can provide all utilities a golden opportunity to locate and map their …

The Roundtable: What Would You Change?

In our video short, “The Roundtable: What Would You Change?” one of The Roundtable 2018 panels was asked, “If you could change a law or create a regulation in the underground utility industry, what would it be?” Everyone on this panel has a different role in the underground utility industry, so it was interesting to …

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