17 October 2013 | By NCE Editorial
Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology was recently used by land surveyor Loy Surveys to undertake a complex utility mapping survey at one of the UK’s high security Ministry of Defence bases
Loy has recently invested in an IDS Detector Duo GPR device from Drilline Products. It uses radar technology to locate buried utilities and can identify power and fibre optic cables, as well as drainage and sewer pipes, irrespective of whether they are metallic or not. It is unique in that it uses two separate antennae for higher resolution and deeper investigation.
Operating within the confines of the strictest of safety zones, the team undertook a full underground service location survey to help the design team working on a project to repair and extend accommodation buildings.
Using an integrated approach, the surveyors conducted operations over an eight week period and were able to provide detailed information on service routes that would have on the proposed development.
“We have seen a significant uptake in demand for utility mapping surveys, as customers recognise the value in terms of safety and cost saving,” says Loy Surveys managing director Mark McGarragh.
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