American Locator Single Issues

American Locator – Volume 33, Issue 5


In Volume 33 Issue 5, read our editorial on the Common Ground Alliance 2018 DIRT Report. The CGA’s annual DIRT report provides a summary and analysis of the events submitted into CGA’s Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) for the year 2018. Damages are up again?? At Planet Underground, we’ve repeatedly sought to tackle the how’s and why’s of ineffective and effective damage prevention, and instituted action for positive change via our annual Roundtable Events. Read more about The Roundtable in American Locator past issues, or on our website.


  • Case Studies in HDD from Electric Conduit Construction and Miller Pipeline/Vermeer.
  • Verifying locator accuracy when neighboring infrastructure confuses the target
  • PUTV goes on the road with USIC for a first hand look at a day in the life of a locator on the job in rural/suburban areas.
  • 2D multi-frequency GPR systems – another tool in the toolkit for utility locating
  • Increasing pipeline construction tie-in safety
  • Planet Underground joins education efforts at ICUEE


View from the Streets
Another Day, Another DIRT(Y) Report: Damages Up in 2018??

The American Excavator
An HDD Case Study: Electric Conduit Construction Tackles a Challenging Infractructure Relocation Project

Planet Underground TV
A Field Visit with Joink: Verifying Accuracy when Neighboring Infrastructure Confuses the Target

Locating Technology
2D Multi-Frequency GPR Systems: Another Selection in the Multi-Tool Approach for Utility Locating

The American Locator
PUTV On the Road: A Day in the Life of a USIC Locator

The System Operator
Increasing Pipeline Construction Tie-In Safety: The Truth

Excavation Safety
Miller Pipeline Helps Customer Plan for the Future

DP Education Spotlight
Planet Underground Joins the Field Classrooms at ICUEE