A lack of confidence in locational data and an inability to access underground asset data where and when needed creates risk. Risk to onsite workers, operating efficiency, profitability and brand reputation.
Consolidating all your underground asset data together on one platform – AltoSUE – will reduce risks and costs. Better locational data and accessibility means accurate underground asset data is available in the office and onsite when needed.
By bringing visibility to invisibility, AltoSUE ensures your underground assets are accessible to asset management, site planning and works teams. This reduces risk and improves health and safety, operating efficiencies and delivers a Return on Investment to your organisation.
The absence of precise location information on any given asset can result in higher works costs, an increased likelihood of damage and a greater risk to health and safety.
AltoSUE™ delivers location data where and when you need it. Adopt one or more locational referencing methods as best suits your requirements. Data is stored within the AltoSUE geospatial cloud database utilising maps and/or site survey plans providing enhanced visual control.
Combining one or more location referencing methods enables you to adopt the approach or approaches that best suit your subsurface utility engineering practises, budget and needs. This provides a toolkit of options – e.g. use RFiD markers at critical points (joints and valves) and geo-tagged photographs in other locations.
Service strikes can lead to injury or death as well as service interruption. Underground assets are increasingly difficult to detect using traditional techniques and protecting them becomes challenging. Direct and indirect damage costs can be significant.
Offering a variety of location methods such as GPS, geo-tagged photographs and passive RFiD (Remote Frequency Identification) markers means you can adopt the method best suited to the asset and its risk of damage. Real time updates from the field enable you to track and monitor progress as well as the quality of work being undertaken.
Minimise risk & disruption, Better quality control
With passive RFiD, you have a fast, cost effective and accurate means of locating underground assets to within a spade’s width. This reduces the risk of service strikes and delivers greater control of construction costs; reduces traffic congestion and reputational risk to your brand. Real time updates enable you to see what's happening on sites providing improved quality control by identifying issues much quicker.
Underground asset data needs to be instantly accessible both in the office and onsite with minimal delay between recording that data and making it available to your works teams and third parties.
The solution AltoSUE™ stores your underground asset data in a secure, geospatial cloud environment. Authorised users can access it when and where needed. Contractors can view data before starting excavations – invaluable when it comes to emergency repairs where there’s little opportunity for pre-site planning or utility enquiries.
Increased safety, reduced costs Readily accessible and available data leads to a safer working environment; reduced excavation costs; fewer dry digs and a reduction in the extent of works as well as fewer cost overruns. These benefits also help to extend the life of the road network while reducing maintenance costs.
Underground asset data can often exist in isolation from other business data such as site plans and other asset records.
AltoSUE enables you to record information about an underground asset while onsite. Associate other data such as engineering drawings and records with assets. Assets are overlaid on maps and / or site survey plans. Integrate AltoSUE to corporate GIS and asset management systems.
Integration unlocks greater value
Combining map and site-plan-based views provides better visual context, facilitating greater understanding while improving efficiency. Plus integrating other records with your AltoSUE™ information adds value to your repository of underground asset data. This enables you to ensure that your asset management and financial systems maintain visibility of underground assets.
Onsite contractor staff and field operatives often work in challenging environments. Equipment must be resilient, portable and easy to use. Using unproven hardware can lead to problems relocating assets and increase commercial risk.
AltoSUE™ can use a single type of RFiD marker to tag all buried assets and/or a single type of near surface RFiD marker for survey use. Data is stored in a database – not on the marker. It’s quick and easy to use and doesn’t require special knowledge.
Simplicity in one solution
Using a single type of RFiD marker eliminates the risk of assets being incorrectly tagged. It also simplifies pre-site planning and stock control. There is no need for complicated stock management and makes on site use simple and efficient – simply ‘grab and tag’.
Meeting an increasing array of standards and regulatory requirements is challenging.
AltoSUE supports a range of international regulatory, statutory and quality standards. For example: • UK PAS128, PAS 256 & HSG 47 • US ASCE Standard 38-02 and Common Ground Alliance (CGA) standards. • Australia AS 5488-2013, Classification of Subsurface Utility Information (SUI) • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) - Standard S250 Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure
Compliance with standards results in safer and improved working practises. It also demonstrates a professional and thorough approach to subsurface utility engineering activities.