Advancing Damage Prevention
When CGA started in 2001, the majority of locate requests were communicated to one call centers by phone. Today, many states process the majority of these requests via Internet request platforms, expediting the process for excavators and the locate technicians who mark the approximate location of buried facilities.
Technological breakthroughs haven’t stopped there. Whether it’s ticket management systems, locating equipment, excavating equipment or subsurface utility engineering, technology is at the forefront of all stakeholders’ desire to reduce utility damages and near misses.
The Technology Committee is charged with keeping a pulse on technology that affects the damage prevention industry and driving the industry to develop and utilize innovative technology that will decrease excavation damage. The committee also oversees the development of the annual report, “Technology Advancements and Gaps in Underground Safety.”