SUE Services


 


Subsurface Utility Engineering “SUE” as assigned by American Society of Civil Engineers “ASCE” 38-2 Is a Set of Standards / Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing SubSurface Utilities.

Subsurface Utility Engineering “SUE” as assigned by American Society of Civil Engineers “ASCE” 38-2 Is a Set of Standards / Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing SubSurface Utilities.


This set of standards assists Engineers and their Infrastructure owners in assessing the risks associated with buried utitlites. Both as owners and as contractors conducting the work for owners.  There are risks for the company doing construction and there are risks of outages and structure damage to the owners of the underground utility.


How do you manage those risks:

MCS helps its clients bring its infrastructure into the 21 century. We believe that our cleints need to start with the basics. You have to have base maps, what better better way to do that than with 3D LiDAR technology. We will scan your project for you create your base map and then following the SUE process we help our client create accurate records for their infrastructure in GIS.


Costs, timelines and budgets can be maged and done in stages using the SUE process:


Quality Level D: Record Research/Data Collection
At this level, information is derived from records research or oral history. The D level of service can provide a "feel" for the overall congestion of utilities, but is often limited in terms of comprehensiveness and accuracy.

Quality Level C: Visible Surface Feature Utility Survey
At Level C, utility surface feature data is obtained from surveying and plotting aboveground utility features. Level C data supplements Level D data and finds omissions and errors in record information.

Quality Level B: Utility Designation
Designation data is collected by thorough applications of appropriate surface geophysical sensing technology. Located utilities are marked, field-tied to project monumentation, and mapped onto plan documents.

Quality Level A: Underground Utility Locating (Test Hole)
For this highest confidence level, precise horizontal and vertical locations of utilities are obtained using nondestructive vacuum equipment excavation to safely expose, measure and map utilities. Level A includes all other quality level tasks and conflict resolution.

All SUE services are performed in accordance with ASCE CI-38-02