“I didn’t know it was there!”

2019-02-13T10:10:13+00:00February 8th, 2019|Photos in the Field, Underground|

A recent news article highlights the problems with vital underground utilities, the lack of knowledge when digging/breaking ground and how this lack of understanding can drastically effect the lives of others and at a substantial financial cost! Here at Malcolm Hughes we use a consultancy and advisory approach to the

Malcolm Hughes welcomes the latest report from the Utility Strike Avoidance Group

2019-01-09T17:03:58+00:00January 9th, 2019|News, Professional, Underground|

Malcolm Hughes (MHLS) welcomes the latest report from the Utility Strike Avoidance Group (USAG) This report mentions many of the issues regarding underground utilities that MHLS Director John Robinson and several industry associations have been highlighting for several years. In particular the report recommends; More accurate plans and more robust

Synopsis; KPMG, Smart Infrastructure: Mapping Underground Utilities by John Robinson

2019-01-08T16:28:12+00:00April 19th, 2018|Underground|

The detection and mapping of underground utilities has been a passion of mine for 35 years. In that time I have seen competencies, both human and technology increase hugely. However our utility infrastructure is creaking under the strains of modern life and many underground assets are operating beyond their predicted

Ground Penetrating Radar used on Inverclyde cemetery

2019-01-08T16:37:44+00:00April 12th, 2018|3D Scanning, Laser Scanning, Topographical, Underground|

Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors have been undertaking works at a cemetery in Inverclyde in an attempt to identify buried grave stones and individual grave plots using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Our surveyors used a dual frequency GPR system to undertake the survey which on its own gives excellent detection capabilities.

Utility Mapping in Glasgow

2019-01-08T16:34:57+00:00March 26th, 2018|Photos in the Field, Underground|

This week Malcolm Hughes have been working in Glasgow undertaking utility mapping surveys in various locations to aid the design of road improvements. Each survey location was surveyed using both Electromagnetic Location (EML) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technologies and the survey methodology was undertaken to our standard specification which

Topographical and Underground Surveys in the Highlands

2019-01-08T16:46:54+00:00February 16th, 2018|Topographical, Underground|

Malcolm Hughes were undertaking topographical and underground utility mapping surveys across a number of small, mostly remote Scottish Water treatment works for the installation of back-up power generators. Both surveys were undertaken to client supplied specifications and also in accordance with our standard survey methodology which follow both RICS Guidance