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 (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
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
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.
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
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