If you are planning or designing any sort of works, construction, excavation or M&E feasibility study then one of your first considerations is likely to be what utilities will be affected. There is now a bewildering amount of Utility Companies with varying amounts of pipes and cables covering the country. In London alone there are over 20 companies with fibreoptic cable installations. There is no central register for the hundreds of Utility Companies and yet it is essential that you know what will affect your project.
Quite often there is a legal requirement by Local Authorities and under NRSWA 91 for example for a utility report to be compiled and be analysed by the contractor. When any sort of pro-active construction begins then contractors are also bound to take the advice of HSG 47, the H&S guide to safe digging around utilities. This advises the Contractor to consult with record drawings.
Understanding which utilities will be affected by your proposals is absolutely vital in order to manage risk, costs and make planning time more effective and safer for your company. So where do you start with applying to the hundreds of different Utility Companies and how much time and money will it cost?
Our Desktop Utility Report service is tailored to your needs. As utility surveyors we have over 20 years experience and have the knowledge and contacts to ensure that you have the data to enable you to calculate your risks. We take the hassle out of acquiring utility plans. With a simple ordering process we will investigate your site and provide intelligence regarding all the key services: Electric, Water, Sewers, Gas, Telecoms, Cable, Fuel & Oil. The end result is a quickly compiled and professionally presented digital report containing all our findings along with contact details of all the suppliers should you need to contact them directly at a later date. We can also digitise the supplied utility drawings and overlay them on one AutoCAD drawing.
Our service doesn’t stop there. As utility mapping surveyors we are perfectly placed to offer advice and consultation on wider utility issues and also provide investigation services to complement your planning or construction phase. We can undertake land surveys of your sites, provide radio-detection and ground penetrating radar intelligence and map all our findings alongside the utility plans into one survey drawing- a complete solution.
For more information see: http://www.technicsgroup.com/land-surveying-services/utility-reports-desktop