PelicanCorp

  • PelicanCorp aims for the pinnacle of spatial industry awards

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    For organisations and individuals working in the surveying and spatial information industries in the Asia-Pacific region, the pinnacle of peer recognition is an Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Award (APSEA). These are the only awards in the region that combine recognition of both individuals and organisations engaged in the surveying and spatial information industry.

  • PelicanCorp backs Australia’s inaugural damage prevention conference

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    PelicanCorp will play a big role in the inaugural Oceania Damage Prevention Conference, to be held in Queensland at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20-23 August 2018.

  • PelicanCorp CEO Duane Rodgers in print

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    American Locator is a magazine dedicated to the protection of underground infrastructure. It “gets to the heart of recent news, updates, technology and processes focusing on damage prevention in the underground utility industry”. Heading up the June 2017 issue was a lengthy interview with PelicanCorp CEO, Duane Rodgers. Here’s a summary of what Duane had to say.

  • PelicanCorp gives Black Hills Energy exec a red letter day

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    March 10 2016 was a red letter day for Black Hills Energy’s Nebraska based State Compliance Specialist, Nathan Stewart: it was the day he won PelicanCorp’s prize draw at the Common Ground Alliance’s annual 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo, held this year in Las Vegas.

  • PelicanCorp participates in Canadian CGA Symposium

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    The Canadian Common Ground Alliance’s annual Damage Prevention Symposium is coming up in October, and PelicanCorp will be well represented: as speaker, exhibitor and sponsor.

  • PelicanCorp streamlines Shoalhaven Water’s DBYD responses

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    Shoalhaven Water -- part of Shoalhaven City Council -- provides water and sewerage services to more than 100,000 customers over an area of 4531 square kilometres on the NSW South Coast. When it joined the Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) service it knew the number of enquiries for the location of its underground infrastructure would rise significantly from the average of 100 per month that it was receiving directly and processing manually.

  • PelicanCorp teams up with Australia’s peak contractor body to help protect vital infrastructure

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    PelicanCorp has formed a strategic alliance with Australia’s Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) under which they will strive jointly to promote best practice in infrastructure construction through communication and by seeking to influence policy and management practices for civil construction.

  • PelicanCorp teams up with Australia’s peak contractor body to help protect vital infrastructure

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    PelicanCorp has formed a strategic alliance with Australia’s Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) under which they will strive jointly to promote best practice in infrastructure construction through communication and by seeking to influence policy and management practices for civil construction.

  • PelicanCorp TicketAccess automates City of Charles Sturt’s DBYD responses

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    The City of Charles Sturt (CCS) in the western suburbs of Adelaide owns around 500kms of underground assets including stormwater and recycled water supply networks. Enquiries relayed by Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) from contractors wanting to dig near those networks were running at around 600 per month, and growing by about 10 percent each month.

  • PelicanCorp’s UK JV, LinesearchbeforeUdig, scores NJUG award

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    PelicanCorp’s UK joint venture,LinesearchbeforeUdig, has won the 2016 National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) award in the ‘Avoid Damage to Underground Assets’ category for increasing the accessibility and visibility of utility assets through a single portal.

  • Pennsylvania rejects stronger One Call law

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    We opened last week’s column by saying: “A rather gloomy statistic is that, on average, every minute of every day somebody, somewhere in the US digging up the ground strikes an underground pipe or cable.”

  • Planet Underground TV debuts

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    A few weeks ago we reported on plans in the US to publish a regular video magazine for all involved in excavation around utility infrastructure: Planet Underground TV, with the strapline “reducing damage one viewer at a time”.  The first edition is now out. How does it look?

  • Planet UndergroundTV: reducing damage one viewer at a time

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    Planet Underground TV is an interesting and worthwhile initiative in the US designed, as its catchline suggests, to use the power of video to reduce damage to underground infrastructure.

  • Queensland Urban Utilities scores a gong for buried infrastructure visualisation

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    In February this year, IT news website iTNews, reported that Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) CIO Nina Du Thaler’s geospatial integration project, Q-Hub, has beaten larger initiatives to the finish line to see her named Utilities/Media CIO of the year in its annual awards.

  • Road cutter ‘collides’ with gas pipe – comes of worst

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    Ruptures of underground gas pipes in Australia are fortunately rare and those with pyrotechnic consequences rarer still.

  • Sydney to host global spatial conference

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    In April, Sydney will host what the organisers claim will be “one of the biggest spatial events in history” when the Locate Conference and the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) Symposium join forces for a joint event being held 3-6 April 2017at the new International Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • The asbestos problem beneath our feet

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    {cslimited}ABC News reported on 27 March{/cslimited} that Australia’s water consumers –just about every one of us – face an $8 billion bill to replace some 40,000kms of water pipes made with asbestos cement that are nearing the end of their useful life.

  • The mystery cause of damage to underground infrastructure

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    It might come as something of a surprise but, in the US at least, the main cause of damage to underground infrastructure is not failure to call the local equivalent of Australia’s Dial Before You Dig service. Nor is it failure to properly locate the underground infrastructure. In fact, half of all incidents of damage occur after both those processes have been followed correctly.

  • The path to Dial Before You Dig legislation

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    In April the US Department of Transportation (DoT) introduced the Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016.

  • The real cost of gas pipeline safety features

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    The US Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in March issued a {cslimited}proposed set of new regulations{/cslimited} or natural gas pipelines. Reporting the move Associated Press described it as “a belated response to numerous fiery accidents, including a 2010 California explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 50.”

  • The underground impacts of hurricane damage

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    The havoc wreaked by hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the islands of the Caribbean and the southern states of the USA created no end of heart-rending new stories and graphic images of devastation.

  • Underground asset location advice from an expert

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    The Institute of Public Works, Engineering Australia, has a really useful article on its website, full of advice from a veteran locator of underground assets. Ben Minutoli, a director of Geelong Cable Locations, has been in the business for almost 20 years and is on the National Utility Locating Contractors Association committee.

  • Unitywater wins annual Dial Before You Dig award

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    Unitywater, the company that provides water supply and sewerage services to residential and business customers on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, has won an award for its performance in responding to Dial Before You Dig enquiries, thanks in no small part to PelicanCorp’s TicketAccess solution for automating responses to DBYD enquiries.

  • US telco banned from cable laying after hitting multiple gas lines

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    Australian Government-owned telco NBN CO is rarely out of the news. It’s been a political football for years as it struggles to meet ambitious government targets to bring high speed broadband to almost ever Australian home.

  • USAG strives to prevent strikes to sub ground infrastructure

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    The UK has a useful player in the ongoing battle to prevent damage to underground infrastructure by the many organisations that dig up its roads and pavements.

  • Why we need National 811 Day

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    It’s an endlessly repeated statistic, but needs to be said and said again until it ceases to be true: Every six minutes in the US an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811.

  • Winners of NZ Spatial Excellence Awards announced

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    Sixty-three hopeful entrants lined up for the announcement of winners in the 12 categories of the third New Zealand Spatial Excellence awards on 16 November, almost twice the number of entries in 2015.