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 CGA Technology committee provides a forum for identifying damage prevention technologies, reviews new technologies from all parts of the damage prevention industry and reports on its findings to the full CGA membership.

Committee Co-Chairs:  

Nick Starke, UtiliQuest (email
Thomas Young, PelicanCorp (email

Task Team Chairs:  

Technology / BP Review Team: Alan Goodman (email)
Technology Annual Report Team: Joshua Spurgeon (email)
Technology Webinar Team: Jordan Partlow (email)
Tehcnology Campaign Team: Kari Campbell (email)

Technology Collection Form

Do you know about an existing technology? An idea? A problem that needs to be solved? If it can help prevent excavation damage, tell us about it and we’ll consider including it in the Annual CGA Technology Report.

Technology Events