UNITED NATIONS UTILITY MARK OUT & TEST BORE CLEARINGS PROJECT
Location: New York, NY
The United Nations commissioned ACS Underground Solutions to provide a utility mark out for a large temporary new building to house the current staff on the north lawn. The project included identifying all existing utilities at the 39-story, 505 foot tall United Nations Secretariat Building to prevent loss or damage to those underground utilities while the new building was under construction.
8 MONTHS OF SPOTLESS WORK
The telecommunications feeding this skyscraper were astounding. We dealt with masses of fiber optics and traditional telephone cables in each manhole. All were crucial. One false move and one country could not communicate with another.
The ACS technicians marked each line and verified the locations so no mishaps could happen. Every telephone run was also verified with GPR (ground penetrating radar) before a test dig took place. ACS cleared 65 test bores inside the basement making sure steam, water, gas, and electrical lines were not damaged during construction or drilling.
This multi-faceted, intense project required 8 months of work. ACS completed the work with a spotless record--no utilities were broke, damaged, or hit.