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underground utility infrastructure data
used in the design, development, and
construction of a project. Many countries have followed the United States'
lead by creating similar standards,
including Malaysia, Canada, Australia,
and most recently, Great Britain.
Developed and refined over the past
20 years, SUE is a branch of engineering practice that classifies information according to quality levels with an
objective to vastly improve data reliability. This provides project owners and
engineers with a benchmark to determine the integrity of utility data at the
outset of an infrastructure project. Once
collected, data is typically presented
in CAD format or a GIS-compatible
map. A conflict matrix is also created
to evaluate and compare collected utility
information with project plans, identify
conflicts, and propose solutions.

THE CANADIAN
REGULATORY
FRAMEWORK
Though SUE is not officially legislated in Canada, in 2011, the Canadian
Standards Association (CSA) released
S250, Mapping of Underground Utility
Infrastructure, which builds upon
ASCE 38-02 and outlines best practice
for mapping and managing records for
underground infrastructure. The standard developed out of a recognized
need by utility owners, the Federation
of Canadian Municipalities, contractors,
and locators to improve data collection
processes and clean up existing records.
CSA S250 complements and extends
ASCE 38-02 by setting out requirements
for generating, storing, distributing, and
using mapping records to ensure underground utilities are readily identifiable
and locatable. Accuracy levels expand
upon SUE Quality Level A, prescribing
a finer level of detail to define the positional location of the infrastructure. The
standard also defines accuracy parameters for as-built records and specifies the
utility attributes to be used for describing
and depicting newly built underground
utility infrastructure. This promotes a
consistent, effective approach to data
collection that ensures the quality of
utility records well into the future.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016

President’s Message
Membership in the ORCGA: Uncovering Value
Dig Safe, Dig Smart
DIRT Report
Ontario One Call
Our Hidden Infrastructure
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Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - President’s Message
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