Construction cost overruns associated with difficulties in managing existing utilities on infrastructure projects, is an all-too-common problem in our industry. The best way to limit these cost overruns is to reduce utility risk on a project via collecting and correctly interpreting existing utility data. The ASCE 38-02 standard is an industry recognized standard which outlines a proven system used to classify the quality of existing utility data. Ensuring that the standard is followed during data collection coupled with proper interpretation of that data is the best proven way to reduce overall utility risk on your job. Watch out for further posts in the coming weeks outlining a breakdown of the Quality Levels, details about upcoming updates to the standard and how to apply it on your projects! #infrastructure #SUE #utilities #construction