Friday, March 6th 2015
Facility managers and buildings & operations have plenty to keep track of. Maintenance schedules, budgets, day-to-day operations, regulatory compliance, building safety, and the list goes on. Their knowledge of an organization’s facilities and grounds makes facility managers fundamental in the planning and execution of ongoing building programs.
Blood Hound’s utility mapping services can be extremely valuable to facility managers and their organizations by providing an accurate record of the utilities and infrastructure on your campus. Not only does it preserve this knowledge in the case of employee turnover, but it also provides useful information for the planning of current and future construction projects.
Utility mapping benefits those planning ahead
By accurately mapping out infrastructure, facility managers can identify potential conflicts with planned construction, estimate capacity for future growth, and identify potential trouble spots with ageing infrastructure. Utility mapping can also help to more accurately identify planned expansion expenses.
With the database capabilities of GIS systems, Blood Hound’s utility mapping can help facility managers better plan maintenance schedules, anticipate potential failure points, and minimize a variety of disruptions during expansion or other construction activity.
There is no project too small or large
The size of every mapping project varies depending on the client and project scope. We’ve mapped projects as small as a few hundred square feet to areas covering more than 700 acres. Regardless of the size, our team and equipment are able to handle every job that comes our way.
Our larger mapping projects include working with several facilities of a major Midwest manufacturer, mapping areas around the generating stations of regional energy providers, mapping the fiber optic infrastructure of a hospital system, and even the underground facilities of a large zoo. We have also completed advanced GPR and GPS mapping projects for a regional gas and energy provider to assist them in planning future infrastructure expansion.
Details provided after mapping is complete
Blood Hound can provide our clients their mapping data in a number of formats, including Google Earth and .kmz/.kml overlays. However the most commonly supplied formats are as GIS shapefiles, AutoCAD .dwg files, and MicroStation .dgn files. This allows clients to incorporate the collected data into their own drawings and data systems.
Contact Blood Hound today to see how our utility mapping services can help your organization save time and money on current and future maintenance and expansion projects.