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5th Annual Canadian Common Ground Alliance Damage Prevention Symposium

The 5th Annual Canadian Common Ground Alliance Damage Prevention Symposium is just around the corner, September 19 to 21. You want to participate at this event on damage prevention. Go on the CCGA’s Web site if you want to register and learn more about the symposium’s…


Act Governing Damage Prevention – After Ontario, maybe Quebec?

The Underground Infrastructure Safety Enhancement Act is about to be tabled in the House of Commons while Ontario already has its own law since 2012. Where does Quebec stand? The law in Ontario, which stipulates the obligation to get information on what lays below before excavating,…


Confined Areas and Higher Risk Sites When Soft Excavation is Essential

Soft excavation methods should be used in confined and higher-risk areas as this type of excavation is superior to mechanical excavation methods when it comes to accuracy, safety and efficiency. Discover all three methods in this article! When excavation work is necessary, knowing what is hidden…


New member (Nova Scotia)

We are pleased to welcome Encana, a new owner member of underground infrastructures at Info-Excavation. As of today, July 6th, you will be notified if their underground infrastructures are present in your work zone when you make a locate or engineering request.


Damage Prevention to Underground Infrastructures: Clients’ Key Role

Damage prevention to underground infrastructures often starts with clear and accurate bid tenders. Clients play a major role in protecting these infrastructures. Damage prevention to underground infrastructures is without a doubt a shared responsibility for all stakeholders, from clients to excavators. However, planned excavation work done…



Bill S-229 tabled in the House of Commons

On May 2, 2017, the Underground Infrastructure Safety Enhancement Act was adopted, following its third reading in the Senate. Bill S-229 was introduced by Alberta Senator Grant Mitchel. After its adoption by the Senate, the Bill will officially be introduced in the House of Commons this…


Wording vs sketch

It was decided with our member companies present at a concertation meeting last year, that the Google sketch created from our Web portal, will be the primary information above all to identify the member companies present on the dig site. Therefore, the Municipality, Street, and the…


K2 Geospatial and Info-Excavation Officially Become Partners

K2 Geospatial and Info-Excavation sign a partnership that will allow the use of new technologies for the management of underground infrastructures in Quebec.   K2 Geospatial, leading innovator in the development of geospatial solutions and developer of the integrated mapping platform JMap, announces the signing of…


What Is Bill S-229?

To increase worker safety and reduce societal costs of damaged underground infrastructure, we need a mandated, comprehensive Call Before You Dig and Click Before You Dig notification system across Canada. Bill S-229 creates a federal underground infrastructure notification system which will: • Require operators of any…


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