Below, you will find information about key industry groups involved with Utility Infrastructure, that provide standards and other resources critical for the Utility Engineering professional.
- Transportation Association of Canada - Public Utilities Management Subcommittee
- SUE Association
- American Society of Civil Engineers – Utility Engineering and Survey Institute
- Utility Risk Management Division
- UESI Ontario Chapter
- UESI Western Canada Chapter
- Right-of-Way Management Committee
- Canadian Standards Association
- Centre for the Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT)
TAC - Public Utilities Management Subcommittee (PUMS)
The mandate/objective of the Transportation Association of Canada's (TAC) - Public Utilities Management Subcommittee (PUMS) is to:
- To bring together the provinces/territories/municipalities and other
stakeholders involved in the development and advancement of utilities
- To improve and advance the utilities coordination in right-of-way in
light of road-related needs.
- To investigate, over the long-term, other applications to enhance
and develop tools and practices for road maintainers.
4Sight Founder and President, Lawrence Arcand, is the current Chair of the TAC - PUMS committee. The committee has published numerous valuable documents regarding Utilities Management which can be found here. The most recent publications are the Guideline for the Coordination of Utility Relocations, and the new PPP version of the Guideline to be published late 2020.
The Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Association is organized to promote knowledge, best practices, and the exchange of information in the profession; ensure the protection of public health, welfare and safety; and educate clients and other stakeholders of the value and benefits of subsurface utility engineering services.
4Sight Founder and President, Lawrence Arcand, is on the board of directors for the SUE Association.
ASCE – Utility Engineering and Survey Institute
The Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI) offers professionals working within the utility, pipeline engineering, and surveying/geomatics communities the opportunity to network with others and shape the future of the industry by participating in technical activities, conferences, and the development of internationally recognized standards.
4Sight Founder and President, Lawrence Arcand, sits on the Board of governors for UESI, as well as the Utility Risk Management Division (URMD) and was one of the original founders of the Ontario Chapter.
The Right-of-Way Management Committee is a group under OPWA with a mandate to:
- Develop relationships, knowledge and best practices that will educate users and stakeholders on the efficient use and management of the public right-of-way.
4Sight Founder and President, Lawrence Arcand, was one of the original founders of the ROWMC and currently sits on the committee.
Candian Standards Association (CSA)
CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. We are a leader in Standards Development and in Testing, Inspection and Certification around the world including Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our mandate is to hold the future to a higher standard.
CSA published the CSA S250:20 - Mapping of Underground Utility Infrastructure.
4Sight Founder and President, Lawrence Arcand, was part of the group that developed the original standard and was the Vice-Chair of the group that published the 2020 update to the standard.
Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies - CATT
CATT is a grouping of university, municipal, industrial, business and government agencies committed to the advancement of knowledge, materials, methods and equipment used in trenchless technologies to ensure sustainable buried infrastructure for liveable communities.
CATT serves the Canadian municipalities and advances the trenchless industry by offering high quality training and education, fostering the next generation of trenchless experts, organizing trenchless technology conferences, developing industry specifications, carrying out state-of-the-art research and development, and providing expert services to address buried infrastructure challenges, protect environment, and save money.
4Sight Founder and President, Lawrence Arcand, has been a guest speaker / trainer at key CATT sessions for over a decade.