Utility mapping and locating

Utility mapping and locating

Using the latest in underground pipe location and cable detection devices combined with (non-destructive) hydro vacuum excavation techniques, the VAC Group offers a complete underground utility location and mapping service.

Our highly experienced, competent and accredited locating staff use a robust methodology for utility mapping and safe exposure of all types of underground utilities.

We have invested in the very latest ground penetrating radar (GPR), GPS, Survey and Electro-Magnetic Induction (EMI) technology.

Earth Spy currently provides survey solutions and technical assistance to customers across many industry sectors, including;

  • Civil infrastructure design, planning and construction
  • Port and Airport Authorities;
  • Local and Government Authorities;
  • School Redevelopment Schemes (BSF)
  • Hospital and health authorities; Industrial, manufacturing and retail;
  • Refineries, services stations and forecourt developments
  • Rail and road networks developments
  • Town and city Redevelopment
  • Network maintenance and development by utility providers
  • Brownfield site developments

Service Locating

Knowing the location, depths and routes of existing pipes, cables and other buried infrastructure is a principal requirement for those engaged in feasibility studies, design, construction and asset maintenance.

As experienced utility detection and mapping specialists we reduce the uncertainty associated with the reliance on old, incomplete, missing, ambiguous or unavailable utility data , by locating underground services to a high degree of accuracy through the use of electromagnetic locating techniques, 2-D ground penetrating radar and vacuum excavation.

We undertake projects ranging from locating single utilities for connection or maintenance purposes, to comprehensive borehole clearance surveys and utility asset mapping for industry and construction.

The benefits include:

  • Identification of routes, types and depths of buried services,

  • Allows for the identification of potential conflicts enabling effective planning & design,

  • Reduces the costs associated with the digging of speculative trial holes, and

  • Mitigates the potential for cable strikes and damage to third party services.

Topographical Surveys

Topographical Surveys are used to map the shape, form, level and geographical position of the earth, both natural and unnatural. The term ‘earth’, can mean anything from a small garden to a national park, farm track to a motorway or from a small building plot to multi hectare development.

The Vac Group understands that each site presents specific risks and challenges however our highly skilled survey team can tailor survey requirements to meet each site’s specific survey needs.  Our survey standards meet Australian Survey Standards SP1 and local Government Standards G71 (Control Surveys) and G73 (Detail or Topographical Surveys). These surveys can be coordinated locally or can be linked to MGA and AHD survey networks throughout Australia. Using the latest technology and equipment, our surveyors can produce high quality survey models/drawings and services which include:

  • Small to large scale land surveys;
  • GPS surveys;
  • Triangulation and contour modelling;
  • Boundary Overlays (CAD);
  • Civil Works (Setting Out) construction site works;
  • Trig levelling to 5mm accuracy;
  • Surveying of Underground Assets to the relevant Australian Standard including Class Accuracy.

  • Establishing or working within Control Survey Networks; and
  • Survey for future design needs.

All our drawings and detailed information are digitally mapped using Autocad, Microstation or Bentley MX all dependant on your required final digital format. We create Digital Terrain models with Meta Data files including relevant Model Validation in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9001 quality management.

At The Vac Group we aim to meet all your specific survey requirements - no project is too small or too big.

For further information on our services please don’t hesitate to contact us.