Utility coordination is a vital part of the survey and design process. Projects can be delayed for any number of reasons over their life cycle. We’ve found focusing on utility coordination helps manage delays that arise from utility conflicts. Starting early, communicating openly, and determining the true location of utilities are the keys to keeping projects moving.
We start right away in an effort to gather an accurate picture of where they are located. This process can take time, so we work efficiently to obtain accurate information. Our experienced team is skilled at identifying utilities in a project area and determining whether or not they should be moved. Through our work, we have found utility coordination is the cornerstone to a great design and can translate to overall project cost-savings. Using a clear, open communication style, we discuss design issues, ideas, concerns, and potential problems with each stakeholder throughout the design process.
Kirk Culbertson, Engineering Tech II / SAP Business Analyst
Affinis’s coordination makes my job easier as well as saving us time and money. Their attention to detail and coordination early on and throughout the project allowed us to relocate our facilities prior to the construction improvements and avoid significant conflicts during construction.