GPRS Provides autoCAD and GoogleEarth Overlay – Iowa
GPRS was called out to scan for private utilities at a wastewater treatment plant near the quad cities in Iowa. The engineers on this project were not only concerned with where each utility was but also interested in mapping the features and including depths of each utilities. GPRS was able to come out with only a day notice and do just that!
Scan before you plan! This ensures worker safety and saves valuable time by targeting specific areas of concern. GPRS was able to provide a GPS report overlaid on Google Earth and an overlay on a pre-existing CAD file for the future building plans at this site.
Our state of the art GSSI GPR equipment sends radio signals into concrete that send the data back instantly for real-time interpretation. The radio waves are safe for workplaces so there is no need for any stop in work for floors below or around the scan areas. GPRS also uses the RD-8100 Locator to locate live power and radio frequency (RF) signals underground. We can also detect utilities in or under concrete using our transmitter box which sends out a frequency via induction or conduction with an exposed or known surface utility line.
“GPRS deploys the best equipment operated by skilled project managers who know how solve your subsurface locating issue. Since our inception, GPRS has completed hundreds of thousands of projects in North America. Our accuracy rate on these projects? Over 99%.” (www.gprsinc.com)
GPRS project managers are commonly called for wide array of locating, such as concrete scanning for rebar, mesh, conduits, radiant tube heating, post tension cables, and any other utility that may be buried. We also scan for private and public utility locates, underground voids or vaults, footings, buried foundations, and Underground Storage Tanks (UST’s). All these tasks are all done in a safe, time efficient, non-destructive manner.
At GPRS, safety is one our #1 priority. When saw cutting, digging, or drilling the last thing you, or our project managers, want is to run into any problems. While you may think that there is nothing buried in the concrete or ground, better think again… There is an unfortunate number of people that call because they were proven wrong. The price of one of our project managers is well worth it compared to the costs of repairing a mishap later on.
“Time is a primary currency traded on any given construction project. At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, our everyday efficiency in operations allows us to respond to the immediate needs of our customers, often within 24 hours or less.”