Locate 3D – Your Complete Solution

About to start digging? Then you need to dial before you dig and call us on (02) 6696 3758 to ensure there are no nasty, costly surprises in your excavation.

We are Dial Before You Dig accredited. So, if you are a homeowner, farmer, builder, contractor, excavation company, landscaper, council or anyone who intends to commence work around any cable and pipe infrastructure, then call us now..!!

Our Services

Cable & Pipe Location

Detect and identify underground assets.

Utility Mapping

The next step…create a permanent record.

Feature Surveys

Combine a digital survey for the bigger picture.

Laser Scanning

Creating a comprehensive 4D data set.

Non-destructive Digging

Uncover and inspect buried utilities.

Pipe Inspection

Flow problems? Visually, inspect pipes and drains.

We offer a simple, ‘one-stop’ solution – engage us to search, locate and record underground cable and pipe assets. The importance of employing a local locating company that can offer the whole package, search, detect, locate and report is paramount.

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Specialists in Utility Mapping

Any excavation regardless of size has the potential to damage underground pipes or cables, leading to service interruptions, project delays, costly repairs and even injury or death in the worst-case scenario.

Locate 3D are the specialists in underground cable and pipe utility mapping. If you need to identify underground cable and pipe services in your work area, contact Locate 3D and we will take care of the rest. From planning to reporting, Locate 3D has the expertise and know-how to let you get on with the build.

Not only can we detect and uncover a wide range of utilities such as electrical and fibre optic cable and gas, sewer and water pipes, but our professional surveyors can record and report their 3d location to be kept for future reference or be seamlessly integrated into design software.

Locating buried services goes ‘hand in hand’ when conducting feature surveys. As all our staff are trained surveyors, you can rest assured the data being recorded and delivered is accurate and reliable.

We take the worry of working around underground cable and pipe utilities away from you, the customer, and provide you with the confidence to plan, design and manage.

Buried Cable And Pipe Services?

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Years Established

Completed Projects

Pipe & Cable Location

Already contacted Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) and are still unsure about where your underground cable and pipes services are located? – That’s when you need a certified locator like us to come out to your site and pinpoint the exact location of your underground cable and pipe services so you can dig with confidence!

If pipe and cable location are what you are after, contact us for an obligation free discussion on what services we can offer to assist you.

Identification of underground cable and pipe services and assets has become an integral step in all planned excavation and service design.  Federal regulation now requires that the details of potential underground hazards be identified and communicated to all persons involved with the planned excavation.  Locate3d can assist you with navigating and conforming to the prerequisite by performing the necessary Dial Before You Dig (DBYD) search and associated locating. (regulation 304, https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L00416).

Locate 3D has the expertise and equipment to provide efficient, accurate and reliable location of underground infrastructure such as:

  • Electrical Cables
  • Water Pipes
  • Gas pipes
  • Telecommunication cables
  • Optic Fibre Cables
  • Sewer Lines
  • Storm Water Drains
  • Voids
  • Unused Storage Tanks
  • Concrete Rebar and Post Tension Cables

Industry standards have identified the need to classify buried cable and pipe services according to their positional accuracy and certainty.  The definition of these classes is listed below.

Class D – Identifying services from documents or as-built registers

Class C – Assuming the position of buried services by visible surface features

Class B – The use of electromagnetic locating equipment to pinpoint position along with indicative depth.

Class A – Positive identification of buried assets and depths by manual excavation or non-destructive digging.

A common approach is to initially classify the presence and location of any underground assets and then to further enhance the safety of the dig by pinpointing utilities to Class B and/or Class A.

Locate 3D can assist with every step of the way.

Some utility companies insist on a minimum of a class B search when working within a specific distance from their infrastructure.

Non Destructive Digging / Vacuum Excavation

In order to satisfy the requirements of a class A locate, services need to be positively identified and recorded.  The most common method of exposing underground assets is through vacuum excavation.  This technique uses either compressed air or pressurised water to loosen the substrate which is then vacuumed into a holding tank.  Vacuum excavation or hydro-digging has become popular because of the value it can add to a locate and/or project.

Having the approximate location of the service using EMF detection saves further time and expense. This reiterates the importance of engaging a local locating company that can offer the whole package,  Search, Detect, Locate and Report.

Utility Mapping

Remove the need for a re-survey with accurate records and mapping.

Whether you are planning an excavation, constructions, development or civil works project it is crucial to know exactly where those underground services are located before you commence works. Once we have surveyed the area, we will provide you with the data for your project in the format that meets your specific needs. This is the next and possibly the most important step when identifying services. The recording of their precise location and /or depth is a critical phase that is often overlooked and thus usually requires service location to be repeated once the spray marks have been disturbed, buried or worn away.

Save yourself time and money by having an accurate record of utilities the first time around provided by us at Locate 3D. These records are vitally important for designers, engineers and BIM technicians.

The benefit of engaging Locate 3D, your spatial professionals, is that we offer a simple, one-stop, solution to identifying and recording underground cable and pipe assets. Using the latest locating and surveying technology we can deliver a product that is tailored to suit each client.

During any construction it is essential to have reliable information, which can reduce the risk of utility damage, project downtime and possible injury as a result of unknown utilities struck or damaged.

If you require any underground cable and pipe utility mapping, you have come to the right place. We use the latest technology and can offer you a range of options to suit any budget to create your underground utility map.

We take the worry out of working around underground cable and pipe utilities away from you, the customer, and provide you with the confidence to plan, design and manage your project.

Our Instruments

At Locate 3D, we use only the most modern technologies to search for underground cable and pipe services, so the benefits of these modern advancements can be passed directly on to the client through efficient and economical practices.

Our instruments include –

  • High Precision Cable Locators
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Water Pipe pulse transmitters & receivers
  • Non- destructive digging or ‘pot holing’

If pipe and cable location is what you are after, contact us for an obligation free discussion on what services we can offer to assist you.

Concrete Scanning

See through concrete...
Locate 3D can provide detailed and accurate information about structural reinforcing, services & conduits within concrete structures allowing for informed decision making.

Contour & Detail Survey

Need a digital terrain model for design or construction purposes?  Contact us to discuss your requirements and an obligation free quote.

Contour & Detail Survey

Need a digital terrain model for design or construction purposes?  Contact us to discuss your requirements and an obligation free quote.

Hydrographic Surveys

We can offer shallow water bathymetry for such activities as coastal zone management, dredging and dam analysis.

Hydrographic Surveys

We can offer shallow water bathymetry for such activities as coastal zone management, dredging and dam analysis.

Construction Setout

Our extensive history in construction setout makes us an easy choice when choosing a survey company to assist with your build.  Where possible a survey crew will be dedicated to your project in order for them to be accustomed to your systems and allow continuity throughout the project.

Registered Surveying Services

Need to investigate boundaries or subdivide your block? Locate 3D has access to professional survey consultants.

 

 

 

Registered Surveying Services

Need to investigate boundaries or subdivide your block? Locate 3D has access to professional survey consultants.

Data Modelling

Turn your design into a 3D model for machine control and/or civil setout. We can place data on a common coordinate system that will allow for seamless and accurate data overlays.

Data Modelling

Turn your design into a 3D model for machine control and/or civil setout. We can place data on a common coordinate system that will allow for seamless and accurate data overlays.

We’ve Been Surveying And Locating For Over 10 Years

Locate3D is a professional Surveying company and service locating company. This combination of services on offer benefits our clients not only productively but economically too.

We are the complete solution. All your surveying and locating needs under one banner.

Our extensive history in construction set out makes us an easy choice when choosing a survey company to assist with your build. We understand the importance of continuity and can provide a survey crew dedicated to your project in order for them to be accustomed to your systems and allow continuity throughout the project.

Our current offices in Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour are centrally located to service clients from Yamba to Taree. Future expansion will soon have us branching to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Please peruse our services page for our range of extensive services.

 

Let’s Build Something Together

Service Locating/Utility Mapping

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Pipe and Cable Location

Identification of underground services and assets has become an integral step in all planned excavation and service design.  Federal regulation now requires that the details of potential underground hazards be identified and communicated to all persons involved with the planned excavation.  Locate3d can assist you with navigating and conforming to the prerequisite by performing the necessary DBYD search and associated locating. (regulation 304, https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L00416).

Common buried utilities to be aware of and identified include:

  • Water
  • Optic Fibre
  • Telecommunications
  • Sewer
  • Storm Water
  • Electricity
  • Gas

Industry standards have identified the need to classify buried services according to their positional accuracy and certainty.  The definition of these classes is listed below.

Class D – Identifying services from documents or as-built registers

Class C – Assuming the position of buried services by visible surface features

Class B – The use of electromagnetic locating equipment to pinpoint position along with indicative depth.

Class A – Positive identification of buried assets and depths by manual excavation or non-destructive digging.

A common approach is to initially classify the presence and location of any underground assets and then to further enhance the safety of the dig by pinpointing utilities to Class B and/or Class A.

Locate 3D can assist with every step of the way.

Some utility companies insist on a minimum of a class B search when working within a specific distance from their infrastructure.

Utility Mapping

The next step when identifying services is recording their precise location and /or depth.  This critical phase is often overlooked and usually requires services to be located again once the spray marks wear away.  Having an accurate record of utilities is important for designers, engineers and BIM technicians. 

The benefit of engaging Locate 3D is that we offer a simple, one-stop, solution to identifying and recording underground assets.  Using the latest locating and surveying technology we can deliver a product that is tailored to suit each client.

During any construction it is essential to have reliable information, which can reduce the risk of utility damage, project downtime and possible injury as a result of unknown utilities struck or damaged.

When creating your underground utility map, we can offer solutions that match your budget and desired outcomes.

Feature Surveys / Mapping

Surface and Subsurface mapping are what we are good at! Whether planning or designing, Locate 3D can assist with all your survey needs. Our team comprises both experienced surveyors and locators; thus rest assured your captured data will be accurate and reliable. Centralise your data capture with Locate 3D and enjoy all the benefits of having data seamlessly managed and integrated into your design package.

Call today to discuss your project.

Laser Scanning

Scanning the natural and built environment is a service that has been offered by many but perfected by few. A large amount of time, energy and money is needed to become familiar and comfortable in offering clients large data sets. At Locate 3D we are fortunate that our clients have identified the value in having a comprehensive 4D data set.

Originally, scanning and its point clouds were only useful to those professionals with powerful computers and expensive software, however, we believe that the software has finally caught up with the hardware and the current results are amazing. For your next design project, contact Locate3D to discuss the benefits of combining laser scanning into your utility map.

Non Destructive Digging / Vacuum Excavation

In order to satisfy the requirements of a class A locate, services need to be positively identified and recorded.  The most common method of exposing underground assets is through vacuum excavation.  This technique uses either compressed air or pressurised water to loosen the substrate with the material then vacuumed into a holding tank.  Vacuum excavation or hydro-digging has become popular because of the value it can add to a locate and/or project.

Having the approximate location of the service by using EMF detection of the service saves further time and expense.  This reiterates the importance of engaging a local locating company that can offer the whole package,  Search, Detect, Locate and Report.

Pipe Inspection

Not only can we locate the position of pipe and cable conduits, but we can also provide the condition of the service via high definition cameras small enough to fit through the smallest entry. This information is fundamental to a dilapidation survey prior or post-construction.

Many assets can be damaged from earth moving equipment or unanticipated areas of high traffic flow (e.g. temporary car parks). To ensure the integrity of buried assets and remove potential liability, a pipe inspection survey pre and post works is highly recommended.

Our inspection reports are tailored to your needs and can include such information as description, condition, and accurate 3d position, depth, images and video. Again, something achievable and affordable due to the combined service we offer. Contact locate 3D to discuss your next project.

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Port Macquarie & Coffs Harbour, NSW

Combining Strengths

Locate 3D is the result following the cooperation between a Surveying Company and a Service Location company both with long-standing reputations in their respective fields.

Following a number of projects working together, it was realised that combining the strengths and experience in each discipline would fulfil the requirements in the niche market of Utility Mapping.

Having a team experienced in both locating and surveying allows for a product that is accurate, reliable and professionally presented.