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the rail corridor. Collected data were referenced against existing maps to reveal
inconsistencies, and information was
then stored in a central database.
Property boundary and topographic
data was also gathered and overlaid on
a map to generate a 3D topographic survey. The study resulted in a documented
understanding of the Union Station Rail
Corridor (USRC) ownership and easements, detailed knowledge of surface
infrastructure, and the inferred spatial
position of all underground utilities targeted by the investigation.

"We used to rely on older records and
would need to resurvey a project area
every time there was a change, which
would drive up costs," Merauta said.
"Surveyors would bring their own tools
and data would be stored disparately
after every survey. We now have a consistent database of accurate information
that conforms to GO Transit standards
and can be leveraged by contractors
for years to come."
SUE was also leveraged to identify
underground utilities during the QEW
Credit River environmental assessment

(EA) study, completed to inform a longterm strategy for addressing the rehabilitation needs of the QEW Credit River
Bridge. During the EA and the preliminary design stage, quality levels A and
B were implemented to identify potential impediments to the design and
construction of underground installations. Using non-destructive inspection
methods, locatable underground utilities were targeted for further investigation. Quality Level A was completed to
establish the precise vertical and horizontal positions of select buried utilities. This allowed for better design and
utility coordination while minimizing the
potential for conflict.
"This type of investigation is typically
not completed during the preliminary
design stages," said Dana Glofcheskie,
project engineer with transportation
planning at MMM Group. "However,
SUE provides a much better level of
accuracy than plans from utility companies coupled with aerial photos,
allowing us to more confidently identify utility conflicts and develop a more
detailed utility relocation plan. This in
turn reduces risk for our client during
future phases of the project."
Kevin Vine is President of multiVIEW
Locates Inc., where he oversees a
team of geoscientists, engineers, and
technical experts.

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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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Ear to the Ground - Fall 2016 - Dig Safe, Dig Smart
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