UIT Underground Imaging Technologies

UIT Underground Imaging Technologies

Underground Imaging Technologies (UIT) develops and integrates hardware and software systems for mapping and investigating the hidden world below the surface of the earth. UIT deploys its technology to provide comprehensive services that improve the safety, accuracy and efficiency of operations related to the design, construction and management of the underground infrastructure.

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308 Wolf Road , Latham , New York 12110 USA
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Soil and Groundwater
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
2002
Employees:
11-100

Underground Imaging Technologies (UIT) develops and integrates hardware and software systems for mapping and investigating the hidden world below the surface of the earth. UIT deploys its technology to provide comprehensive services that improve the safety, accuracy and efficiency of operations related to the design, construction and management of the underground infrastructure.

Controlling variables in projects that create additional project risk and expenses, such as re-designs and change orders are a constant and on-going challenge for overall project management. Project owners are seeking, now more than ever, up-front cost effective services that minimize these variables throughout the life of the project.

Underground Imaging Technologies (UIT) is a geophysical services company specializing in 3D subsurface imaging and mapping. We can provide 3D subsurface imaging and mapping for projects that require accurate subsurface information before construction excavation begins as well as supplemental information for Level B SUE services.

UIT can deliver foot-by-foot depth in addition to X Y positioning information. The UIT system is capable of identifying non-metallic as well as metallic utilities and unknown features. We offer a comprehensive, GIS compatible deliverable that gives your project management team knowledge for effective pre-design that can reduce risk and maximize project dollars. Some unique components of our service include:

  • TerraVision II, state-of-the art 14-channel GPR
  • MetaVision II, multi- channel electromagnetic induction (TDEM)
  • SUE PLUS
  • SPADE processing, proprietary data processing program, seamlessly integrates aerial maps, as-builts, level B and other mapped data with any geophysical data collected
  • 3D maps delivered in digital files for application to CADD or other design programs
  • GIS shape file

UIT is dedicated to improving the safety, accuracy and efficiency of operations related to design, construction and overall management of subsurface infrastructure. Our mission is achieved by developing and deploying world-class underground imaging technologies that are non-intrusive and reliable. We continuously strive to accomplish our mission through the development and integration of emerging technologies that utilize our expertise and technology to serve the needs of the market.

UIT provides unique expertise in two areas:
Technology development:

UIT integrates multi-channel ground-penetrating radar (GPR), multi-sensor time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) instruments, seismic detectors and geo-positioning systems to “see” structures below ground and to generate 3D underground images and maps.

Services:
We provide a wide range of services involving processing, interpreting and archiving 3D subsurface data of underground facilities. Using our proprietary software and technology, we provide engineering and geophysical solutions to problems concerned with risk mitigation and underground asset management.

Primary users of the UIT technology and services include:

  • Energy transmission and distribution companies (natural gas, electricity, petroleum, water)
  • Public and private utility and communication companies
  • State transportation departments
  • Municipalities, public works agencies, and water districts
  • Any organization concerned with the underground infrastructure and its environment (land developers, archaeologists, geologists, storage tank owners, etc.)

UIT was created to address two major classes of problems: (a) prevent damage during underground construction activities, and (b) enable effective management of subsurface infrastructure assets.

Not knowing the exact location of buried pipes, such as gas lines, has the potential to lead to catastrophic events. Many accidents occur annually which result in property damage, injuries or fatalities causing unnecessary delays, claims, and additional costs. UIT develops and deploys the technology that generates accurate subsurface information. The use of this technology and information prevents these accidents from happening.

UIT was formed in 2002 as a joint venture between Vermeer Manufacturing, Inc. — a leading manufacturer of excavation, directional drilling, construction and agricultural equipment — and El Dorado Investment Company, which is engaged, among other things, in the business of providing venture capital to fund the development of innovative products and services. El Dorado is a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation.