Who is best put in charge of GIS information when it comes to underground infrastructure? Are municipalities the answer? Thomas Tym of Berntsen International, Thano Tziforos of American Survey & Engineering and Thomas Young of SeeScan touch on these often debated topics when it comes to mapping the location of underground utilities.
Could technology be the answer to attracting new talent into the Industry? Cody Mecham of McLaughlin, Mark Whelan of SeeScan and Ron LaBarca of US Radar discuss the potential effects of new technology on working conditions for those in the field.
Neil Costello of VacGroup Australia, Steve Rienks of American Survey & Engineering, and Mark Olsson of SeeScan, discuss collecting and sharing survey and SUE information in the best possible way so that utilities are not repeatedly remarked. Is it a more political or more a technical issue?
Frank Sintich of Benchmark Construction, Dave Van Wy of JULIE Illinois, and Frank Bedtke of HBK Engineering discuss some core issues surrounding excavation safety: communication breakdowns, who takes the responsibility for effective damage prevention? Events like The Roundtable are a step in the right direction.