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Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 4

Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 4

Even though PG&E may not be involved with the design, they will still provide the global or as-built plans to the designer. The design approval may take multiple submittals to address all issues with the utility companies. This again is why you need to use an experienced designer to manage your joint trench design. Your […]

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Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 3

Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 3

The design process can be very simply, but let me run though the basic process. The Owner supplies an application to the utility company. In California, it will most likely be PG&E. The Owner can either have PG&E design the dry utilities or they can have an outside agency perform the work. Even though PG&E […]

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Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 2

Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 2

What are dry utilities? Most projects need power and or gas to operate. Dry utilities or what some people call “joint trench” are the power and gas that supply a project. These don’t only need to be installed, they need to be designed. The design must also go through a utility company, e.g. PG &E for […]

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Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 1

Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 1

When we build homes, roadways, bridges, waterlines or utilities lines there is always a concern for completing the project on time, within a budget and for a profit. Delays are a major reason of projects losing money. Sometimes managers don’t even know why their project is delayed, but it happens. Besides the day-to-day operation that […]

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