Reducing Late Locates – multiVIEW Locates Inc. Ear to the Ground Magazine
multiVIEW Locates is a trusted partner in Damage Prevention. Our highly trained pool of Field Managers, Supervisors and Technicians provide a variety of utility locating tools and techniques to accurately identify buried infrastructure in your project area.
Since 2012, it’s been mandatory for excavators to contact Ontario One Call prior to digging, and the stakes are high: individual corporations can be fined up to $500,000 for non-compliance. multiVIEW Locates is your trusted partner in Construction Damage Prevention. Our talented, highly trained pool of Field Managers, Supervisors and Technicians are trained on a variety of utility locating tools and techniques to accurately identify buried infrastructure in your project area.
We’ve used multiVIEW’s utility locating services for various projects and find their staff to be customer oriented and skilled at problem solving. They are always willing to help to ensure that the project is a success. I would highly recommend multiVIEW to any organization requiring utility locates.
multiVIEW Locates is the largest supplier of private locates in Ontario and also carries out multi-year public locate contracts throughout the province. With our advanced techniques, we’re able to locate any type of buried asset including fibre communications, high voltage electricity, high pressure gas mains, water and sewer pipes, switches, pressure plates and other complex infrastructure.
We also offer full ticket clearing services and have years of experience working with Ontario One Call, managing ticket requests, conducting office clears and implementing a 360 degree feedback process. We’re actively involved in the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) and our field staff is dedicated to Dig Safe principles.
Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), we can locate the “un-locatable” such as clay pipes or utilities containing broken tracer wires. High spatial accuracy and reliability are guaranteed at every stage of the project execution. Where depth data is required, multiVIEW Locates offers a suite of vacuum excavation services including test pitting, pot holing and daylighting. We’ll provide full project coordination including traffic and project management, securing permits and locate services. Professional coring systems guarantee clean cutting, and we will fully restore the site based on project requirements.
multiVIEW Locates helped pioneer early applications of concrete scanning in the 1980s, using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Today, our GPR applications are vast and include concrete scanning for bridges, roads, buildings and other structures. We can identify rebar spacing, rebar depth and concrete thickness prior to demolition.
GPR can also be used for void detection, bridge deterioration analysis, post tension cable imaging, concrete and asphalt thickness. Unlike X-Ray, no harmful radiation is emitted and a clearance area is not required. Results are delivered in real-time and can be presented in plan view, profile view and 3D.
Results of a concrete scan using GPR can be provided in plan view, profile view and 3D. In this picture, rebar detected in a concrete slab is overlaid on a blueprint.
Our position in the marketplace allows us to attract and keep talent. Staff members undergo a comprehensive training program coupled with extensive professional development and job shadowing. Certifications include Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) and Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in addition to significant and ongoing Health & Safety Training.
Locating experience and abilities are diverse: technicians are trained on multiple techniques and technologies to carry out the work including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Electromagnetic (EM) Induction, Vacuum Excavation, and CCTV Sewer Inspection. This means that no utility locating challenge is too complex, and we can even find buried assets that are traditionally considered “unlocatable.”
We dispatch from four strategically located offices across Ontario and implement a unique approach to resourcing that enables service coverage 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Our work is safe, accurate and efficient – Technicians are equipped with devices that allow them to process locate data and communicate with our dispatch centre from the road, which speeds up the project cycle.
Our success lies in aligned interests with our customers that include a commitment to Health & Safety, a goal of zero work place injuries, and the systems in place to foster effective and transparent communication. High caliber performance is facilitated by our dedication to our Quality Management System (QMS) which is built on a foundation of striving for 100% customer satisfaction – our customer’s success is our success.
Our Joint Health & Safety (JH&S) committee implements our Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) Manual and Field Staff undergo significant Health & Safety training. We are also ISNetworld certified. Learn more about our commitment to Safety & Training.
Reducing Late Locates – multiVIEW Locates Inc. Ear to the Ground Magazine
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We’ve achieved a unique position in the marketplace based on decades of experience, which allows us to provide added value to our customers.
Our strategic approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility and rapid response times. We’re here to support you 24/7, and no project is too complex.
We foster a culture of continuous improvement through comprehensive internal and external training. Our Health & Safety culture is backed by our HS&E Manual.
We’re guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and our team of experts executes all processes with the highest regard for quality.