ASE performs Utility Engineering that includes Utility Corridor Planning, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), Contract Locates, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and other professional services incidental to the construction, maintenance, and protection of new and existing utilities.
UTILITY CORRIDOR PLANNING
Utility Corridor Planning involves mapping the new or existing corridor, establishing new or existing parcels or easements, preparing parcel plats and descriptions, performing appraisals and negotiations, locating existing utilities that might conflict with new utilities and coordinating construction activities with contractors and land owners.
Contract Locates are performed prior to construction to physically mark, flag, or paint utility locations in the field to avoid damage.
GROUND PENETRATING RADAR
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a geophysical method that uses radar pulses to image the subsurface. This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from the subsurface structures.