Centara Ltd


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Utility Mapping

Centara Utility Mapping Services provide our customers with an end to end solution for Underground Utility Mapping and Geophysical Site Investigation Services. We offer detailed solutions to our client’s requirements. Our proposal clearly outlines the scope of works and deliverables, avoiding ambiguity and the use of jargon.

Why do you need to map underground utilities and buried services?

Whether you are a designer or contractor you need to know what underground utilities and buried services you are dealing with when preparing and working on a construction site. The law reinforced by Health and Safety executive guidance HS(G)47, states that before digging or breaking ground you should be aware of what is beneath the surface, ensuring there are no hidden dangers . A damaged gas pipe or electric cable can not only be costly in terms of time and money, it can cause serious injury or even worse. The most accurate and cost effective method for establishing the positions of underground utility assets and buried services is to commission an underground utility mapping survey. This is an essential step to avoid danger from buried services.

What do we do? Centara Utility Mapping Surveys — Underground Utility and GPR Surveys

At Centara Utility Mapping Services we provide our customers with an end to end solution for utility mapping and geophysical site investigation services, we source all known utility and environmental records prior to any site investigation, we then carry out the utility mapping survey using the most up to date, state of the art utility mapping equipment, in the hands of some of the most experienced utility mapping operatives in the UK.

How do we do it? - Underground Services and Utility Mapping and Mark-Up

Centara operatives have amassed many years of experience within the utility mapping and surveying industry, specialising in mapping high voltage power networks, utilising leading edge GSSI Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Radiodetection RD8000 Electro-magnetic radio detection equipment, metal detectors, radio frequency sondes, as well as using topographical survey equipment such as Robotic Total Station EDM and GNSS GPS system to capture our utility surveys to create 2d and 3d AutoCAD drawings of the underground utilities on your site.

As part of the survey we trace routes and depths of metallic, clay and plastic services using our utility mapping equipment. Our GPR systems (GSSI SIR3000 and RD1000) can ascertain routes and depths of utility services including; PE or PVC Gas Mains water pipe, ducts and Services. All our operatives are fully trained in the use of their equipment; all are accredited to the following, NRSWA, Confined Spaces, BESC, CSCS, Passport to Safety, Signing Lighting and Guarding, National Grid Persons, National Grid Authorised Persons

Who do we work for? - Our Client and Sectors

Utilities, Utility Service Providers, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Developers, Builders, Architects, Archaeologists, Solicitors, Consultancies, Local Authorities, City Councils, Dig and No Dig service providers amongst many others. Centara provide a total end to end solution from the planning stage through to project delivery – essentially anybody who needs to know about buried services or underground

Where do we work? - Full National Coverage

Based in West Yorkshire we have undertaken surveys on the south coast of England, the National Parks of Wales and Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, day or night we can provide a service anywhere to meet your underground utility mapping requirements. Whatever your industry, site, location or requirements; Your Solution is on our Radar.

A summary of the surveys and services we can provide is detailed below:

  • Underground Utility Mapping Surveys
  • On-Site Utility Mark Out (Various Options)
  • GSSI Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Utility Detection
  • Specialist GPR Surveys
  • Foundation and rebar mapping, void detection
  • Shallow mine working location
  • Underground storage tank location
  • Electromagnetic Underground Utility Location Mapping Surveys
  • Survey results output to AutoCAD in 2D or 3D with
  • Cross section drawings
  • Topographical Surveying – Total Station and GPS
  • Confined Spaces and Man Entry Drainage Surveys
  • CCTV Drainage Surveys
  • Data Capture / As Installed Surveys
  • Overhead Line Surveys
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Geotechnical Surveys, Bore Holes, Core Sampling CBR
  • Environmental Surveys, Flood Risk Assessments
  • Non Invasive Electronic Trail Holes
  • Vacuum Excavation
  • Subsurface utility engineering

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