Michael A Twohig - Subsurface Utility Mapping from a global perspective.
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
On the thirtieth episode of the 4M Utility Strategy Podcast, we discuss with Michael Twohig the integration of traditional utility locating procedures with land survey best practices. As head of SUM at DGT, Michael spearheads the firm’s subsurface utility locating, 3D utility mapping, and subsurface utility damage prevention programs. In the span of his career, Michael has authored more than 40 articles relating to utility mapping, underground damage prevention, and utility industry best practices. One of Michael’s greatest achievements is the advancement and development and implementation of ..read more
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Damage Prevention on Site Starts with the Right Planning ft. Raymond Sonnier
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
On the twenty-sixth episode of the 4M Utility Strategy Podcast, we sit down with Raymond Sonnier to talk about damage prevention and asset management from a specialist’s perspective. We discuss the past, present, and future of this important aspect of the project’s life cycle. He also explains the importance of auditing projects, the issues with a labor shortage in America, and educating stakeholders who are boots on the ground in the field. Raymond is an expert in Utility with 20 years of experience in the field. Slowly through educating himself on the problems and solutions of the industry h ..read more
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Jimmy Wang - Damage Prevention is "Risky Business"
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
What is the biggest risk behind damage prevention? It’s striking, it’s having the responsibility falling on you the construction end of damaging utility lines.Jimmie Wang is one of the most knowledgable people in the damage prevention space, who has a very different point of view about the indsutry. Jimmie has been in the damage prevention industry for a little over 20 years. He started in the contract locating world and worked with various private equity firms helping to sell as part of the management and owenrhsip for companies in the space. Leading everything from mergers and acquisitions t ..read more
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Brenda Reigle & Nicholas Zembillas: Subsurface utilities - challenges and solutions in 2023
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
On this extraordinary episode of the Utility Strategy Podcast, David Horesh speaks with not one but two professionals from the industry on the solutions to our industry's pain points. Brenda Reigle is a DIG prevention consultant with 26 years of experience as Executive Director at NUCA of Pennsylvania. Nicholas Zembillas is a subsurface utility engineer and expert in everything related to SUE. Together their experience in the industry provides tremendous insight into all issues pertaining to subsurface utilities ..read more
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Chris Stovall - No More Excuses
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
No more excuses! That is the theme for this weeks vry special episode of the Utility Strategy Podcast. 811 deserves the respect of every stakeholder in our industry. Handling thousands of excavation tickets a day, they are the safety net of utility verification before we begin digging. Unfortunately, the work is becoming all too much for them to handle! With teh new infrastructure ebill coming down the pipeline, infrastructure projects are beginning to raise the issue that there just aren’t enough people in the work force to take on these mega projects. No more excuses!Chris Stovall, CEO of 81 ..read more
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Mastering the "Spaghetti" of New York Utilities feat. Jerry Aliberti
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
On the twenty-third episode of the Utility Strategy Podcast, we talked to Jerry Aliberti, a real New Yorker who knows the ins and outs of one of the world's most complex utility environments. Jerry covered an amazing breadth of topics in just half an hour, from stories of legendary construction projects to advice on field v. office skills, adopting new technology, and how to build a career in the industry. Jerry Aliberti brings almost two decades of experience managing civil construction projects, as well as training and managing individuals and teams on some of the largest infrastructure cons ..read more
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Varun Adibhatla - Integrating Traditional Practices with 21st Century Technology
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
Re-occurring theme guests on our podcast mention the issues behind incorporating new technologies into infrastructure projects. 2023 brings with it many new advancements in technology such as AI, however, it seems that the industry prefers the more traditional ways of going about the project lifecycle. Our very special guest on this episode, Varun Adibhatla, co-founder of ARGO Labs, discusses with David Horesh the issues, benefits, and vision of technology integration into the industry,Currently, Varun is an adjunct professor at NYU’s center for urban science and progress. He has an MS in info ..read more
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Forrest Sim - Playing "Eye Spy" with Subsurface Utilities
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
What are the main challenges with conducting utility locating? How often do utilities get striked due to mismanaged projects? What ways can we as an industry mitigate these risks as early on as possible? All of these questions and more are to be answered on this very special episode fo the Utility Strategy Podcast, featuring our special guest, Forrest SimOn this episode, Forrest and David sit down to discuss the challenges the industry faces in the realm of utility location, and how important it is to integrate technologies into the design process. Hosted by David Horesh ..read more
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Albert Taylor - What happens when we don’t “SUE” what’s needed?
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
On the thirty-first episode of the 4M Utility Strategy Podcast, Albert Taylor and David horesh take a deep dive into subsurface utility engineering. Albert is a professional who’s taken on the challenge of subsurface utilities in the name of some of the most-known brands in our industry. For ten plus years Albert has been worked as a project manager at SGC Engineering LLC, located in Jacksonville, Florida. Before becoming a project manager in the realm of SUE, Albert dedicated ten years of his professional career assisting on construction projects, providing him with extensive knowledge and ch ..read more
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Lindsay Kelley - Does Chat GPT really know the utilities industry?
Utility Strategy Podcast
by 4M Analytics
2M ago
Here at 4M, we’ve been discussing some of the most common problems facing the utility industry today with experts across the industry. The bottom line is, there are just too many issues and factors that put infrastructure projects at a massive risk of dire consequences. As a result, on this very special episode of the Utility Strategy Podcast, David Horesh sits down to discuss these with 4M’s VP of Marketing, Lindsay Kelley these topics. However, a very special guest will be answering the questions, Chat GPT. Lindsay Kelley, who has over 20 years of experience in the world of marketing and bus ..read more
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