KCI employees perform subsurface utility engineering with a vacuum truck


Subsurface Utility Engineering

KCI finds practical, cost-effective solutions to find underground utilities and address challenges that arise across a wide variety of project sites.

Our subsurface utility engineering (SUE) professionals deliver quality, accurate mapping of existing underground utilities to avoid costly utility conflict or construction delays caused by unknown or misrepresented utilities.

A KCI employee performs subsurface utility engineering

Services Offered

SUE Quality Levels (QL) D, C, B & A

Designating QL-B and test holes QL-A

3D utility modeling

Utility locating and potholing

Ground penetrating radar

Utility coordination

Utility conflict analysis

We offer comprehensive technical expertise to perform utility designating and locating services in accordance with ASCE 38-02 standard guidelines for the collection of subsurface utility data. The strength of our staff lies in its commitment to generating practical solutions to resolve any irregularities that may occur within your project area.

Engineering and land surveying services provided in North Carolina are performed by our associated entity, KCI Associates of North Carolina, P.A.

Our full-service, in-house capabilities allow us to provide streamlined and efficient deliverables.