Wednesday, Feb. 8


Shifting Focus: Stop Problem-Solving, Start Problem-Preventing
Speaker: Adam Yunker, GPRS

We know how to solve problems quickly and effectively, but is there a better way? Client case studies demonstrate how shifting the focus to preventing subsurface damages allowed projects to come in on time, on budget and, most importantly, safely.


What New Legislation Means to Contractors
Speakers: Patrick Iyonsi & Braxton Smith, Subsite Electronics

To protect the current infrastructure, surrounding communities and utility professionals, new legislative mandates for cross bore mitigation are being implemented. The presentation will outline how these mandates will impact the industry, as a whole, and the procedures and equipment that will help contractors comply with the new legislation.


Next Practices for New Generation of Damage Prevention Solutions
Speaker: Khrysanne Kerr, Common Ground Alliance

With new federal legislation anticipated to increase construction activity across the country, now is a pivotal time to address the persistent challenges that drive costly damages to underground utilities. CGA will share key data and case studies from its Next Practices Initiative to illuminate pathways for improving damage prevention outcomes.


Production, Safety, OSHA Subpart P and Role of the ‘Competent Person’
Speaker: Bruce Britt, Efficiency Production

An overview of OSHA’s Excavation Safety Subsection (Subpart P) and how to maximize the standards to increase productivity will demonstrate how the Competent Person can maximize the flexibility of the OSHA Standard to keep underground construction personnel safe, while also making sure the construction project remains profitable.


Dry Suction Excavation Technology Integration into North America
Speakers: Jeff Kamstra, Bartels Group; Colin Donoahue, Ox Equipment

Learn how and why to use dry-suction (vacuum) excavation equipment and demonstrate value to clients through examples showcasing companies that have successfully integrated new equipment into their fleets, shifting from wet to dry excavation, without sacrificing safety or performance.