Subsurface Utility Engineering Companies

Subsurface utility engineering (SUE) companies are in charge of duties associated with utility design and potholing, mapping, locating, coordination, and condition assessment. SUE allows contractors to locate existing subsurface utilities and avoid pipeline utility conflicts.

Working with subsurface utility engineering companies, such as Kana Pipeline, can reduce project costs and minimize delays. Companies that utilize SUE technology have access to a variety of detection tools to provide accurate underground information.

SUE is a process that allows the SUE companies to utilize multiple tools and technologies throughout the designating and locating portion of a project. At Kana, we utilize ground-penetrating radar, vacuum excavation, and multiple frequency pipe and cable locate systems.


Subsurface utility engineering offers invaluable techniques for construction projects that require installation or maintenance of storm drainage system, sewer pipeline, or water pipeline. The technology offers risk management solutions including lower project costs and a safer work environment. Locating existing utilities ahead of time eliminates the risk of cutting or damaging pipelines that often result in workplace injuries. Located lines also minimize risk of environmental impacts caused by accidental release of toxins.

SUE technology provides benefits to project managers regardless of the type of construction job. The tools provide valuable information to designers developing new pipeline systems and contractors who are installing new systems or repairing existing systems.

Subsurface utility engineering companies have come to rely on SUE technology. Project owners have saved thousands of dollars in construction costs by being able to locate the position of underground utilities.

Subsurface utility engineering is a multi-faceted task that requires utility engineering contractors to coordinate work efforts with engineers, contractors, utility operators, and local and state agencies. At Kana Pipeline, we permit our activities to save our clients time and money.

It's important to select subsurface utility engineering companies that are experienced in the scope of work required and that has access to specialized equipment such as: geophysical designating equipment, surveying equipment, electromagnetics, resonant sonics, data recording equipment, terrain conductivity meters, and vacuum excavation locating equipment.

Spend time researching SUE companies to determine if they are the best candidate for the job. In addition to having adequate experience, licenses, insurance, and access to appropriate SUE detection tools, it's vital to work with companies that excel in construction safety.

Contractors that perform subsurface utility engineering must be in compliance with guidelines set forth by the Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE requires SUE companies to have sufficient insurance coverage, along with funds necessary to complete the job.

Kana Pipeline is a subsurface engineering company that specializes in wet utility contracting. We understand the value of acquiring accurate underground utility data prior to breaking ground. Our goal is to improve construction safety while reducing costs and eliminating delays.

Our teams of SUE specialists have access to advanced technology and detection tools to assure acquisition of accurate data. We make every effort to preserve our reputation as a subsurface utility engineering contractor that completes jobs on time, within budget, and in a safe manner for workers and the environment.

Kana is experienced in all realms of subsurface utility engineering including: commercial, industrial, institutional, municipal, and residential. We've worked with both private and public clients and look forward to working with you.

We invite you to review the subsurface utility locating and pipeline projects we are currently working on, as well as our website which offers information about our company and the type of work we perform.

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Published on September 20, 2011 | Comments: 0

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