VHS | ARE PG&E LYING?

In the rural California community of Cool, residents like Stephanie Bus are frustrated with PG&E due to repeated power shutoffs, intended to prevent wildfires. Despite PG&E’s promise to bury power lines to improve safety, much of the work remains incomplete, with new poles and overhead lines still in place. Stephanie has experienced multiple power outages since May and feels the …

VHS | FUZIONVIEW

Enhancing Underground Utility Mapping: The Journey of FuzionView In 2017, Gopher State One Call (GSOC) reached out to the Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) of the Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council to explore ways to enhance the use of geospatial technology in the underground utility sector. This initiative sparked a series of discussions that led to the formation of the Underground Utilities …

VHS | GAS EXPLOSION

This happened just a few miles from Daryl’s house in Ireland! Pretty scary. The incident occurred during some roadworks when a gas main was struck. Here’s an extra shot for context: RECENT POSTSJul. 19, 2024VHS | ARE PG&E LYING?Jul. 18, 2024$34M FOR ROBOT WORMS, AI & LASERS?Jul. 17, 2024THE ECONOMICS OF SUEJul. 15, 2024UA / ISSUE 102Jul. 12, 2024VHS | …

VHS | PRECISION EXCAVATION

In this detailed video, viewers are guided through the meticulous process of using a vacuum excavation and pressure washing to expose a buried water line and fiber duct. The host starts by introducing the project and explaining the need for this technique due to an upcoming break. Despite the interruptions, the video thoroughly covers the steps taken so far, including …

VHS | LOCATING A LATERAL

The Challenges of Sewer Line Locating with Plumb Express Utility locating is a crucial task that requires precision and expertise, particularly when it comes to connecting homes to county sewer systems. A recent video featuring Plumb Express provides a compelling look into the intricacies involved in locating a sewer lateral line. Here’s a breakdown of the process, the obstacles faced, …

VHS | DEMYSTIFYING 811

Demystifying the 811 Utility Location System: Insights from Equipment World’s The Dirt Calling and waiting on 811 for underground utility locates can often be frustrating, especially when there are delays or missed lines. In a recent episode of Equipment World’s The Dirt series, viewers are given an in-depth look behind the scenes of the 811 system to better understand its …

VHS | UTILITY TOOLBOX SAFETY TALK

Utility Safety: A Video Breakdown This video on Utility Safety provides essential guidance on safe excavation practices to prevent accidents and ensure utility safety. Here’s a detailed summary of the video to help you understand and apply its key messages.   Introduction The video begins with a warm welcome and an introduction to the day’s topic: utility safety. The host …

VHS | HOW TO HAVE ZERO UTILITY STRIKES

How to Have Zero Utility Strikes: Key Insights from an Essential Video Utility strikes are not only dangerous but also costly and disruptive. Preventing them should be a top priority for anyone involved in excavation or digging activities. Recently, I came across an informative video that outlines crucial steps to ensure safety and proper protocol in the event of a …

VHS | WHAT IS UNDERGROUND UTILITY CONSTRUCTION?

Check out this video from Jason Schroeder, in it he provides a comprehensive overview of underground utility construction, detailing the processes, essential tips, and lean methodologies for successful project execution. It begins by defining underground utility construction, which includes installing, repairing, or upgrading essential services like water supply, wastewater collection, stormwater drainage, natural gas distribution, telecommunications, and electricity distribution. The …

VHS | LOCATOR TV W/ JASON VANE

In this episode of Locator TV, they sit down with Jason Vane, the owner and operator of Smart Scan Locators, to discuss the intricacies of the utility locating industry. The conversation begins with a lighthearted exchange about Jason’s background, including his entry into the field in 2017 after returning from overseas travels. Jason shares how he started working with a …