Managing Risk with SUE
Nearly every day, an unsuspecting contractor accidentally damages underground utilities during a routine project. Such accidents can be costly, litigious and even deadly.
Subsurface utility engineering, or SUE, can help prevent such accidents.
Subsurface utility engineering manages the risks associated with underground utilities. Using a variety of nondestructive geophysical investigating techniques, engineers and surveyors verify the existence, condition and exact location of underground utilities.
Armed with that information, designers can plan projects that minimally impact utilities. Contractors can improve productivity and create safer job sites. And clients can save an average of $4.62 in construction costs for every dollar spent on subsurface utility engineering.*
*From "Cost Savings On Highway Projects Utilizing Subsurface Utility Engineering," published by Purdue University, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration