Trends Spring 2017 | Page 13

LIGHT POLE (TYP.) (TYP.) Scan the QR code above or enter the URL below to view a video on subsurface utility engineering methods, “If you were to measure what you’re spending up-front on a service like this compared to what you’d be losing on say, a backup of a ruptured utility line or a cut network line or another issue, the expense is well worth it,” he said. WM VALVE BOX WM VALVE BOX VAULT (TYP.) “As-builts are almost never correct. It’s just one of those VAULT (TYP.) things. You just don’t know how many people have come in and done work over the years and it didn’t get properly of Procedure for every project, and we use data from the documented.” SUE investigation to help us formulate that plan,” Mazzei said. “We put this information into our document so our subcontractors are well aware of what’s underground and Mazzei said the strengths he has experienced with the Ayres team’s work include attention to detail, what is going to be potentially in their way. Basically, any excellent project execution from initial research to final time anyone puts a shovel in the ground, they have to get deliverables, and extensive knowledge of the SUE process a permit from us.” for recommending what data levels are most applicable for each project. Acquiring SUE data on projects has proved highly “Ayres is always good with game planning and gathering all beneficial, Mazzei said, explaining that in the overall the information beforehand, and they are comprehensive construction budget it’s a small investment – one that has in their scopes of service,” he said. “I was pleasantly paid dividends on several projects. Even if the SUE data surprised with the amount of information they already doesn’t show any variances, having that assurance that your contractor won’t run into problems is good insurance, had on hand regarding our sites before even beginning work. We’ve had good luck with getting Ayres to react to he said. our schedule needs, especially with field work needed on │13 short notice.” Data provides confidence