The Australian Classification for Subsurface Utility Information (AS 5488.2019) has just been released, with some minor updates to the Standard and the addition of the informative Part 2: Subsurface utility engineering. How does the new 2019 edition apply to new technologies entering the market, and how should we treat data that does not fit within the requirements of the Standard?
The recently released AS 5488.2019 is a powerful tool for classifying subsurface utility information for both construction and design purposes, especially where electromagnetic locating is combined with traditional survey techniques for data collection. A gap exists, however, between the Standard and newer technologies; both in development and already released. Advances in 3D Ground Penetrating Radar, acoustic technologies and even traditional electromagnetic locating do not necessarily have a place within the current Standard.
During this session we will explore how we handle subsurface utility data, how this can be handled within the Standard; but also ensuring that the data is as informative and easy to understand, allowing greater confidence in both design and construction phases.