Amazing to think that until two decades ago, there was no way of creating a 3D model of the infrastructure lying beneath our roads and pavements.
In the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, mapping of subsurface utility infrastructure is of critical importance.
Discounting subsurface infrastructure, especially utility networks, creates safety problems causing delay to construction projects.
Alexander van Noort, Global Business Line Director, Land Site Characterisation, Fugro says
“It is statistically proven that 90% of all construction projects are delayed and more than 50% of these delays are related to uncertainties in the subsurface”. says
For more information on the various technologies read the article on Geospatial World by Ananya Narain