Subsurface Mapping Solutions (SMS) was founded in 2020 by industry experts to offer utility consulting and project management services, supported by a vast array of onsite field services. We aim to solve complex utility mapping problems and play a vital support role in projects involving underground utilities from end to end. The SMS focus is on using the best technology available to capture and deliver data to our clients, making projects flow as efficiently and as safe as possible.
Whether locating subsurface utilities on busy streets, three dimensionally mapping subsurface assets on infrastructure projects or supporting cultural heritage investigations in environmentally sensitive areas, SMS offers an unmatched mix of subsurface capabilities coupled with a range of value-added consulting services. SMS has pioneered a standards-based subsurface methodology in alignment with Australian Standard AS5488. This best practice approach encapsulates all aspects of traditional utility location, utilising the latest detection equipment and techniques and market leading survey resources. Our methodology is set out diagrammatically and involves the following key steps, many of which are not traditionally offered by utility locators;
- Pre-deployment investigations
- Consolidation of public and private data (schematic or positioned)
- Verification and reporting of services using non-destructive digging and potholing
- Complex mapping and delivery