Now this was an encouraging follow-up to the previous post. Eric Barden, a Principal with the Spicer Group reports that progress is being made in Michigan with utility as-builting standards. The Michigan Utility Coordination Committee – MUCC is developing the Geospatial Utility Infrastructure Data Exchange initiative. GUIDE is set to radically change the 3D spatial awareness and spatial quality of underground utility information in Michigan.
Eric reports, “Right now we are writing the full standard for all utilities. MDOT will require full implementation in about 12 months. Any new utility that is installed in their ROW will be required to be surveyed in full 3D and submitted in accordance with this standard.”
That is great news. Must read report. Thanks Eric.