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New ASCE Press Book Aids Stakeholders on Excavation Projects

Parul Dubey on September 23, 2021 - in Land Development, News, Site preparation

Reston, Va. –Every day in the United States construction projects involve thousands of excavations. The new ASCE Press book, Underground Utilities for Construction Practitioners and Homeowners offers guidance for stakeholders to reduce damage to underground utilities during excavation. Authors Ahmed Al-Bayati and Louis Panzer stress that safe excavation is a shared responsibility. In this publication, they provide an overview of the location process that is generally followed across the United States, as well as a summary matrix of key differences with links to individual state laws.

The responsibilities of all participants, including homeowners, landscapers and nurseries, fence companies, agribusinesses, and digging and demolition companies are described. Specific topics include subsurface utility damage prevention, one-call centers, stakeholder duties, damage investigations, and claims resolution.

This book is an ideal resource for both experienced construction practitioners needing to navigate existing safe digging practices, as well as homeowners and civil engineering students new to the field.

To purchase online, visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Leslie Connelly, [email protected].


Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency.

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