Subsurface utility engineering is a process and technology for managing certain risks associated with utility mapping at appropriate quality levels, utility coordination, utility relocation design and coordination, utility condition assessment, communication of utility data to concerned parties, utility relocation cost estimates, implementation of utility accommodation policies and utility design.
Members of the Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) community will gather in Washington, DC on July 26 for a day of education, information, and organization of the new association. The one-day conference will include discussions of current SUE issues, as well as approve bylaws and a dues structure, and elect the first board of directors of the association.
Leaders of the SUE profession will facilitate discussions of issues facing SUE practice; such as the market for SUE services and risk management, including education from advisers who will provide a hands-on approach to review the exposures and provide available liability insurance coverage, licensing of SUE practitioners, as well as form the new association. Officials of the Trump Administration and Congress have also been invited to discuss infrastructure initiatives that will provide an increased demand for SUE services.
The organizational conference is designed to attract principals, owners, partners and senior professionals in SUE service firms, as well as equipment and technology manufacturers, leaders of firms providing software to the SUE community, as well as researchers and academicians, and personnel from Federal, state and local government agencies.