Episode 3: Mapping the Modern City

Planet Underground TV talks with HBK Engineering’s CEO, Ron Kaminski, and VP, Eric Bergstrom, as they talk about the advantages of mapping a complex underground utility network in a modern city like Chicago.

Episode 2: A 3-D Future

A single comprehensive 3D digital “print” of underground utility infrastructure would greatly benefit all parties involved in design, surveying, mapping and construction activity and make a great damage prevention tool. Capturing and storing accessible underground utility data for present and future use would jump start damage prevention from planning phase through construction. Cost savings through …

The Concept of a Utility Mapping Repository

Cross-verified information equals fewer mistakes on any excavation site. Excavators benefit from a combination of accurate utility design data and accurate locates.

Data Security

HBK Engineering CEO, Ron Kaminski makes a great point that in the act of gathering and storing vast amounts of valuable surveying and mapping data, this is leading to an increased need internally for data security and a larger IT infrastructure to maintain it.

Chicago’s Office of Underground Coordination

Greg Preisch from Electric Conduit Construction makes a great point – having maps provided from the OUC on a dig site helps tremendously in avoiding damages.

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