From the monthly archives: January 2014

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Making The Case For Magnetic RFID As A Low Impact Marking Solution

RFID Low Impact Marking

When we consider buried asset location in terms of efficiency, financial considerations almost always dominate the discussion. Increasingly however, the issue of over-marking has left communities looking to utility companies and city governments to reduce the visible impact of subsurface utility markings in public areas.

While much of the utility industry has evolved alongside technology over the decades, utility marking techniques in particular have remained largely the same for some time. To the average pedestrian, the sight of hand-sprayed utility markings in in an array of colors on city sidewalks and streets can look no different than graffiti––an unsightly stain on an otherwise clean city block. This is especially true when utility engineers are forced to mark over decorative sections of sidewalk and roadway in order for crews to dig precisely.

In response to growing groups of vocal critics to over-marking, state legislators have begun looking for smarter solutions. As a result, it may be time to consider new techniques for utility marking that not only reduces the visible impact within the community, but also provides a more accurate, and efficient way to do the job.

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RFID Strengthens The Value of SUE When Mapping and Marking Utility Assets

RFID for SUE 

Subsurface utility engineering (SUE) is vital to ensuring construction projects are conducted safely and with minimal harm to buried assets in and around excavation zones.

From the average homeowner to the professional utility company, “knowing what’s below” has always been a top concern during the preliminary planning stages of any construction project, big or small.

Unfortunately for construction teams, it can often be a time consuming and potentially expensive endeavor depending on the quality of existing information available to draw upon and the level of research needed to sufficiently map out the region in question.

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