Rice Associates can assist with any large or small utility designating and mapping need. The firm has developed a thorough and flexible process that produces quality results and addresses the specific needs of our clients. The intent of this process is to present a system of classifying the quality of existing subsurface utility data.
Such a process allows the project owner, design engineer, constructor, and utility owner to develop strategies to manage risks caused by existing subsurface utilities in a defined manner.
This process doesn’t follow any set pattern and is project-specific in nature. It involves systematically identifying the quality of utility information needed to design a project, and acquiring and managing that level of information.
Rice Associates performs in-depth utility record
research, and utilizes the latest in electromagnetic equipment with multiple frequencies and also Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for non-metallic utilities and septic fields
Our services are provided on public and private sites, and performed in accordance with industry standard ASCE 38-02 guidelines.
Information derived from existing records or oral recollections.
Information obtained by surveying and plotting visible above ground utility features and correlating to quality level D information.
Information obtained through the application of appropriate surface geophysical methods to determine the existence and approximate horizontal position of subsurface utilities.
Precise horizontal and vertical location of utilities obtained by the actual exposure (or verification of previously exposed and surveyed utilities) and subsequent measurement of subsuface utilities, usually at a specific point.