Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data

by James H. Anspach,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipelines 2002: Beneath Our Feet: Challenges and Solutions


Development of the referenced Standard began in 1996. It is slated for publication in summer of 2002. The intent of this standard guideline is to present a system of classifying the quality of data associated with existing subsurface utilities. Such a classification will allow the project owner, engineer, constructor, and utility owner to develop strategies to reduce risk by improving the reliability of information on existing subsurface utilities in a defined manner. This document, as a reference or as part of a specification, will assist engineers, project and utility owners, and constructors in understanding utility data quality level classifications.

Subject Headings: Subsurface environment | Subsurface utilities | Data collection | Owners | Utilities | Project management | Publications | Data analysis

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