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Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) has emerged since the 1980’s as one of the most innovative tools for civil engineers and construction consultants to protect utilities from damage. Quality Level based mapping in accordance with CI/ASCE 38-02 "Standard Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data" incorporates high-tech electronic designation techniques and non-destructive vacuum excavation services to obtain horizontal and vertical utility alignments thereby making the “best guess” scenario obsolete.
Subsurface Utility Engineering will save you time and money. By implementing a SUE program up front you can avoid project pitfalls. Precise utility information allows design engineers to create feasible and functional designs avoiding costly change orders and construction delays down the road. A study prepared by Purdue University for the Federal Highway Administration provides more specific information on costs verses benefits. A savings was found of $4.62 for every $1.00 spent on SUE was quantified from a total of 71 DOT projects.
Our highly trained and educated staff boasts more than 50 years combined on the job working experience with Subsurface Utility Engineering projects spanning the nation from east to west coast. We strive to maintain a highly motivated and technically proficient staff which translates into project cost savings for our clientele. Our vast array of owned equipment from confined space entry to CCTV inspection and vacuum excavation equipment; BSI is one of the industry’s most well equipped field service capable firms able to mobilize numerous field crews providing a multitude of professional SUE services to our client’s on time and within budget.