[heading animation_iteration="1" align="alignleft"]How many times have you had a construction project hit an unknown conflict causing cost escalation, delays, and aggravation?[/heading]
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GHA Manhole/Structure Scanning Provides Cost-Effective Identification of Potential Underground Conflicts:

Historically, surveying of manhole and structure conditions, depth and size of pipes has been limited by the issues associated with confined space entry. It has not been possible to collect all necessary data prior to designing roadway rehabilitation and other types of improvements.

Unanticipated underground utility conflicts commonly bring projects to a halt, with delays that drive up cost and stakeholder dissatisfaction. With no alternative that could provide cost-effective collection of the needed data, unknown utility conflicts are addressed during the construction phase.

At this point, it is too late - delays compound, costs escalate and project redesign have a decided impact on meeting schedules and budget.


[blockquote animation_iteration="1"]"Engineers can’t design around utility conflicts if they don’t know they're there or where they are."[/blockquote][text animation_iteration="1"]

GHA has been working directly with Cues, Inc., and their visionary “SPiDER” prototype structure scanner since early 2018, refining its efficacy as a tool that can solve this problem. There are only a few SPiDER scanners operating in the US and GHA has now scanned over 4,000 manholes and structures, providing detail and accuracy never before realized.


GHA scanning services using the SPiDER provides information in a simple format bridging the data gap that until now left roadway corridor and utilities designers lacking. New data identifying potential underground utility conflicts can now be put to valuable use in the design phase, where it belongs.”

[text animation_iteration="1"]The complications caused by unknown underground potential conflicts (insufficient data), previously considered “part of the game,” are now solvable at a cost that agency risk managers will embrace. The benefit of possessing more complete and accurate data in the pre-design phase can be seen throughout the project with fewer, if any, delays and cost escalations caused by unanticipated underground conflicts.

For complete information about how GHA's pre-design scanning services can be integrated into your existing conditions data collection and to review as Case Study describing how GHA can supplement your existing approach to identifying potential conflicts:[/text]

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Contact: MIKE GRINNELL - GHA Senior Engineering Tech

Direct: 847-821-6282



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