Professional Experience

Subsurface Utility Experts

Local Knowledge

Mid-West and Western United States


Industry-leading Expertise


Utility Mapping Services (UMS) is a professional engineering firm established to provide subsurface utility engineering (SUE) as a rigorous geophysical and engineering discipline. We resolve persistent utility issues including:

  • Inaccurate records and undefined utilities, inability to reliably perform conflict analyses
  • Lacking communication and coordination with utilities
  • Risk - relocation delays, unforeseen constructability issues, damage potential, health and safety
  • Inability to estimate overall utility costs and resulting bid contingencies
  • Missed opportunities to reap benefits of utility related value engineering

UMS’s Strategic Approach

Relocating utilities is commonly the least imaginative and most cumbersome, costly means for resolving conflicts with proposed civil designs. Creative alternative solutions are often not considered nor attempted. UMS does not treat the utility effort as an administrative relocation exercise, but rather as a sophisticated value engineering effort to optimize project development and delivery, mitigate risk, and reduce costs for all project stakeholders, including private utility owners.

UMS specialized SUE methodologies include: 1) state of the art 2D and 3D geophysical mapping; 2) proprietary data management technologies; 3) progressive conflict analysis, clash detection, and resolution engineering; and 4) advanced coordination and agreement strategies. Our proven methodology optimizes utility coordination and conflict resolution engineering and includes the following activities: utility designating and locating per CI/ASCE 38-02, conflict identification, value engineering, cost estimates, agreements, quality control, scheduling, risk reduction, safety analyses improvements, and project buy-off.

UMS’s growth and success is strictly due to our expertise, experience, and proficiency in SUE, as well as the ability to utilize a wide array of sophisticated technology to best accomplish the task at hand. Established in 2002, UMS has quickly become a leader in the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) industry. It has current contracts providing SUE services for projects involving state transportation departments in the upper mid-west and western United States.

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