Details as to scheduled excavation start and end dates (only for the province of Quebec)

We would like to remind you that yesterday, a modification related to the locate request validation period was in effect. This modification will greatly benefit your operations:

  • You may receive, during the course of your validation period, notifications indicating that there were changes to the initial answer. Sent by email, these notifications indicate that underground infrastructures were added within the worksite specified in your request.
  • A notification will be sent 7 days prior to the expiration date of the validation period of your request, giving you enough time to renew it and complete your excavation work.

Remember that writing the start and end date as accurately as possible will have the following effect:

  • Decrease the number of revalidation;
  • Reduce the time spent managing your emails, which includes answers received from owners of underground infrastructures;
  • Lessen the number of follow-ups and your administrative workload.

It should be noted that the period between the excavation start date and its scheduled end date written on your request represents the period in which your request is in effect, thus valid.

Writing irrelevant dates means that everyone involved in the process, Info-Excavation employees and members of underground infrastructures as well, won’t be able to offer the same level of service that you have come to expect.

Visit our tutorials section to learn more about how to make a request and a revalidation.


Creusez sans danger… parlons-en !

Layout 1C’est du 20 au 22 février prochains que se tiendra le 12e Congrès annuel d’Info-Excavation au Château Bromont.

Nous sommes heureux d’avoir cette année comme Président d’honneur, M. André Héroux, Président et chef de la direction de Telecon. De plus, c’est avec bonheur que nous aurons, en tant que conférencier-vedette, M. Dave Morissette, ancien joueur du Canadien de Montréal et animateur sur les ondes de TVA Sports.

Notre congrès réunit autour d’une même tribune de nombreux acteurs du milieu qui partageront ensemble la situation du Québec et d’ailleurs en matière de bris aux infrastructures souterraines, les nouveautés et les solutions à venir.

Une multitude de surprises et d’innovations vous y attendront. Vous pouvez dès maintenant vous inscrire en tant que participant.

De plus, vous pouvez, si vous le désirez, être partenaire et exposant de l’événement.

Nous vous invitons aussi à consulter l’horaire préliminaire afin de connaître les conférences et les ateliers qui auront lieu durant le congrès.

Le congrès est une activité de formation reconnue selon le Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des ingénieurs et par Emploi-Québec (règle du 1 %).

C’est un rendez-vous !


Overview of the 2016-2017 operating year, ending at August 31, 2017

Info-Excavation has ended its operating year with a high increase in locate requests.

Excavating work started earlier than usual. Indeed, excavating work has known a steep increase as early as the end of March, with sustainable growth throughout the operating year. The volume of locate requests in Quebec nearly reached 255, 000, an increase of 11% compared to the same period last year.

If we add to this number the 30,000 locate requests from the Atlantic Provinces, the total of locate requests processed by Info-Excavation is close to 290,000.

Not surprisingly, May was the month with the most locate requests made. However, the most notable aspect is that June, July and August have also known a strong increase, compared to the number of locate requests made during the same period last year.

The use of electronic media remains the preferred method for making locate requests as more than 90% of requests were created using our Web portal or mobile application.

The regions of Montréal, Montérégie, Québec and Lanaudière have experienced significant increases in locate requests. Drilling operations followed by sidewalk and sewer constructions are the key activities that have shown a substantial growth.

It is interesting to note that the number of engineering request has increased. This leads us to believe that people are more conscious of the need to make planned excavation work, which is the first step in reducing damages to underground infrastructures.

As we have done in the last few years, we have provided technological solutions that offer a quicker way for processing locate requests. Furthermore, we’re developing innovative solutions for the forthcoming season.

Info-Excavation encourages you to continue to make locate requests for all your excavation work or ground disturbance. Don’t take any risk, always make locate requests. It is offered free of charge. The cost incurred and the various impacts that arise from damages provide further justification for taking a few minutes to make a locate request.

In Quebec, there are more than 4,5 damages reported daily, jeopardizing the lives of workers and citizens, as well as our environment. Don’t make the headlines! Be the one that makes a locate request.