Civil Survey Company Brings New Technology to the Islands
New land surveying technology that accurately locates and maps underground utilities is now available in the territory for the first time ever.
Bateman Civil Survey Company acquired the assets of GME Dospiva earlier this year and is now making Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) available to all public and private sectors on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.
SUE consists of ground-penetrating radar and electro-magnetic detection instruments that provide timely and accurate location of underground utilities up to 15 meters. This will save time and money on projects with the new capability of being able to see the electrical, water and gas lines before digging and damaging utilities, according to professional engineer and land surveyor Jeff Bateman.
“We are bringing the latest technology to the islands,” said Bateman, who brought his company to St. Croix in January and is the only V.I. company that has ground-penetrating radar. “The amount of underground utility is increasing on island, so it's a good time to start using it here,” he added.
St. Croix is not the only island in the territory to benefit from the new surveying technology.