Join us for the 2021 CCGA International Damage Prevention Symposium held virtually from November 16 - 18, 2021
This event is a signature event for the CCGA attracting over 265+ damage prevention management professionals and decision makers from across Canada including stakeholder groups such as oil and gas, municipalities, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission/distribution, surveyors and provincial regulators.
Free For Municipalities to Attend!
Exhibitor Virtual Booth
All event information can be found here
List of Municipalities Attending to Date as of October 20:
Source: Jeff Morris - EasyLocates
We all know that locating utilities is a vital exercise for the convenience and safety of communities and operators. That’s why many companies have a strategy when it comes to obtaining locates.
Some companies dedicate one person to the task of submitting locates, while others share the responsibility across their project managers or estimators. In general, the goal for every new locate is the same. Acquire and organize all the locates for each jobsite as quickly and efficiently as possible, so these can be printed for the crew and the work can begin.
Source: Excavation Safety Guide
What is it? Why do we need it? What do I need to be careful of?
Source: Trenchless Pedia
Three viewpoints tell at least part of the tale on when trenchless technology may or may not be the right choice.
Source: Water Finance and Management
How do we collect, store and retrieve valuable subsurface utility information for generations to come?
We believe the answer to that question isn’t below our feet, but in the cloud. Cloud-based data collection, storage, and dissemination systems that are transforming the subsurface utility mapping industry.
Source: Utility Week
The use of artificial intelligence to proactively monitor and maintain its 78,000km wastewater network.
Managing a wastewater network of equivalent length to four flights from Manchester to Sydney while coping with the impacts of a growing population and climate change has heralded something of a watershed for United Utilities.
Source: Utility Products
Major ice storms have the potential to cause more damage and more challenging working conditions than a hurricane.
Source: Dig Different
Machine control doesn’t come cheap, but even small contractors can find enough productivity benefits that make the investment worth it
Source: Mobile Syrup
Carriers that are, unsurprisingly, upset about the restrictions. Telus was among the most vocal and claimed the restrictions reduced the $2 billion value of 3,500MHz spectrum it acquired at the recent auction by about $100 million. Telus also claims the government’s restrictions are more drastic than precautions taken in other countries.
Megaprojects and the ‘Need for Speed’: How Political Indecision Affects the Timelines of Large Infrastructure Investments
Source: University of Toronto Engineering News
There is a sense of urgency and a need to move fast. On the other hand, large infrastructure is expensive, permanent and causes a lot of disruption. You don’t want to end up building the wrong infrastructure by not taking the time to listen to the people who will be affected by it.”
Source: Link2Build Ontario
Mired in political promises and lack of citizen engagement, Canada’s approach has focused largely on fast cash infusions to stimulate an underproductive economy. Stimulus infusions focus on spending money quickly on projects that have little value long-term.
Canada’s election season highlights this disjointed approach. Look at election platforms over the past two decades, and you won’t find much in the way of change in terms of our approach to infrastructure investments.
“We are sick of the traffic and constant construction and water main breaks,” said Ms. McCauley, a 42-year-old mother of three. “Everything is just behind.”