August 2019 Vol. 74 No. 8


New Publication Promotes SUE Understanding, Up-to-Date Practices

Subsurface utility engineering (SUE) is ideally knowing as much as possible about a subsurface project prior to starting the design process. SUE incorporates existing and emerging technology to identify, characterize, and map underground utility facilities.

ASCE’s new book, Subsurface Utility Engineering for Municipalities: Prequalification Criteria and Scope of Work Guide, is a resource for understanding SUE and bringing up-to-date practices to the application of SUE for public works projects.

Sponsored by the Utility Risk Management Division of the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) of ASCE, the book answers basic questions such as, “What is SUE?” “How is it used?” “What is its future?” Also included are chapters on consultant prequalification criteria and a checklist of scoping items that affect costs and scheduling.

This book will be a valuable resource to those in the water and wastewater industry, especially engineers, contractors and project owners working to improve the quality and efficiency of public work projects.

To purchase the book online, visit the “Books & Standards” section of “Publications” on the ASCE website:

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