We provide a range of subsurface mapping services, which help to identify and verify the location and position of buried services, buried features, materials, and voids. Our services provide our clients with the geospatial certainty they require to plan, design and construct with confidence.Contact Us
The cost of accidental strikes on buried pipes services and cables is significant across the UK and Ireland. The UK Geospatial Commission state the economic cost is approximately £1.2 billion annually. Considering that the indirect cost of damaging utilities can be up to 30 times the direct cost, this puts direct cost of utility damage on contractors at £40 million in the UK alone. The lack of accurate location data has been identified as a key issue.
Murphy Geospatial recognise the importance of accurate subsurface mapping to help reduce this risk and cost on a project. Our tailored services provide our clients with the geospatial certainty needed to plan, design, construct and operate with confidence. Accurate and up-to-date utility mapping supports trenchless utility operations thereby reducing the amount of intrusive investigation needed, such as slit trenching, and associated disruption to traffic.
We have invested in industry-leading technology and are pioneering the use of mobile subsurface mapping techniques for the largest infrastructure projects in planning currently. We recognise the potential of intelligent BIM deliverables for subsurface project and will consult with our clients to demonstrate and deliver these benefits on their projects.
The future of the subsurface mapping industry is ripe for innovation and continuous improvement. The nature of buried infrastructure means it is ideally suited to augmented reality applications allowing our survey deliverables to be visualised like never before. Machine learning and artificial intelligence promise efficiency gains in the processing of data.
Understanding what lies beneath the ground is essential for the planning of any construction project and operation of a utility service. Utility strikes caused by excavation activity puts lives at risk and costs our economy millions in direct and indirect costs annually. Accurate subsurface mapping significantly reduces the risk of utility strikes. Murphy Geospatial has delivered thousands of utility mapping projects over the last 37 years. We use our experience to continually develop our workflows to provide a quality service to our clients.