Ma•ni•a•cal (məˈnīəkəl): exhibiting or denoting obsessive enthusiasm

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As a Project Manager with Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, every once in a while, you’ll find yourself scanning through an endless field, under a cloudless sky, before a backdrop of the Oquirrh Mountains, all while focusing on a scrolling Radargram–basically a dream job.

You’re confident that there’s nothing in this field, and your site contact is confident that there’s nothing in this field, but your site contact’s customer has the policy to scan the ground before ANY penetrating of the ground (even if they’re just skimming off the top couple of feet to collect fill dirt). So you scan…and scan…and scan…and scan…then you STOP.

At times like this, the value of extensive training, attention to detail, and diligence becomes evident. Had the old drainage line (marked in red, per the customer’s request, for contrast purposes) that I found with my radar been found with an excavator’s scoop, that would have constituted a Stop Work Event, causing delays, expenses, and frustration.

Nothing that travels around in a GPRS truck has more money and attention invested in it than the Project Manager in the driver’s seat. Our customers depend on not only our impressive suite of tools, our network of experienced radar technicians that covers all of the US and Canada, or our exemplary response time. But also, unknowingly, they depend on the intense, unrelenting, and unapologetically maniacal emphasis we place on problem-solving, attention to detail, and safety.

To each his own, but if you found yourself nodding your head while reading this article, then your company probably suffers from (read: “prospers because of“) the same maniacal adherence to good values. If that’s the case, then we should consider doing some business together. You will be joining a long and growing list of customers who can’t get enough of our “obsessive enthusiasm” for getting their job done right and right away.

Give your local GPRS Guru a shout.

Locating the Main Electrical Line Feed for the Vivint Arena

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) was recently contacted by a customer to locate the main electrical line feed for the Vivint Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. The public utility locator as well as another private utility locator had already tried their hand at finding this particularly elusive electrical conduit. The customer was very impressed with the thoroughness, creative problem solving, and variety of tools that GPRS brought to the jobsite.

Utility locating is as much science as it is art. At GPRS, we have the tools to locate gas lines, water lines, electric lines, telecommunication lines, underground storage tanks (USTs), septic tanks, duct banks, and even buried monitoring wells or water well heads. In addition to having an extensive suite of tools, we also have the training, experience, and knowledge base in our nationwide network of technicians to correctly interpret the data that our equipment returns.

For utility locating needs anywhere in Utah, please contact Forrest Sim at 801-599-2115 or forrest.sim@gp-radar.com. You may also contact Cooper Cox at 801-419-7031 or cooper.cox@gp-radar.com. We have recently completed projects in Bountiful, Salt Lake City, North Salt Lake, Sandy, Draper, Provo, Orem, Logan, Price, Park City, Farmington, West Valley City, the Salt Lake International Airport, Heber City, Roosevelt, Vernal, and elsewhere.
Vivint Arena

Mapping Utilities on a Large Campus near Colorado Springs

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Colorado Springs, Colorado was contacted to locate and map utilities on a large campus in the Colorado Springs area.  Project Manager Shawn Selmeski was assigned the project.  The local company had no prior mapping of utilities on their campus. Both private and public utilities were mapped for the company’s records, as well as planned future construction projects.   Project Manager Shawn Selmeski recorded all utilities through a process of direct marks on the surface, then tracking those utilities with GPS for a CAD file which was delivered to the customer. Our CAD files are used for current records and to utilize in future plans.

All GPRS technicians go through extensive training to ensure that the deliverable that the customer receives is well laid out, easy to understand, and valuable.  Now that this area has been investigated, the construction company can begin excavation with a greater grasp on what is underground.
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GPRS specializes in providing ground penetrating radar services to both commercial and residential clients. We are the best at what we do because that’s all we do. Our technicians are trained and experienced in using all of our high-tech equipment. Each Technician averages approximately 220 jobs per year. All field personnel complete the OSHA 10-hour construction safety course to ensure all of our work spaces meet safety requirements.  Project Manager Shawn Selmeski has worked some of the highest profile jobs in the Colorado Springs area, consisting of:

Great Wolf Lodge Renovations
Memorial Hospital Hybrid OR
Tesla Charging Station installations
University of Colorado Pueblo Library addition
Walmart Distribution Renovation
US Air Force Academy Stadium Renovation
Keysight Energy power upgrade

Project Manager Shawn Selmeski can be reached at 719-648-6689 or by email at Shawn.Selmeski@gp-radar.com  to assist in your project. Please feel free to reach out with any and all questions.

GPR Used to Locate Structural Steel in Denver, CO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was contacted by a General Contractor to locate structural beams below a roof at the Colorado State Capital in Denver, CO. The client was looking to confirm the location of structural beams for the purpose of installing a new roof. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site without delay using digital concrete imaging to accurately locate the structural steel I-Beams under the roof. The applications for ground penetrating radar truly are extensive and vast.
GPR used to locate structural steel

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. specializes in ground penetrating radar service and is our primary source of revenue. With that in mind, the amount of experience and specialization of subsurface imaging and investigations as well as a nationwide network of technicians; GPRS, Inc. is unrivaled in the Ground Penetrating Radar industry.  GPRS, Inc. can supply your project with the safest and most accurate ground penetrating radar service in the business. Your safety and job effiency is our main goal at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc.

If you are interested in learning more about our subsurface imaging capabilities or other Ground Penetrating Radar applications such as locating reinforcement and conduit in concrete slabs, locating Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible Utilities for soil samples, Void Detection or even graveyard mapping;  don’t hesitate to contact us for a demo or lunch and learn – let us buy your team lunch so we can tell you more about our company and what we can offer your company and projects. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has an office local in Denver, CO serving all of Colorado and Wyoming as well as local offices in Salt Lake City UT, Albuquerque NM, Phoenix AZ, Omaha NE, and Kansas City. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. also has offices in nearly every major city in the United States as well as offices in Canada. Contact Ryan Shannon (Project Manager) at 303.913.8630 or ryan.shannon@gp-radar.com today to schedule an appointment or free demo or if you have any inquiries. Visit www.gp-radar.com for more information on how we can serve you with the many applications of GPR.

Post Tension Cables Located Lakewood, CO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. of Denver, CO was recently contacted by a local contractor to locate reinforcement and conduits in a concrete slab on a roof located in Lakewood, CO. GPRS Project Manager Ryan Shannon was able to locate rebar, conduit and post tension cables in the slab prior to the customer drilling several holes for anchors to install new anchor points for the window washers. GPRS, Inc. arrived on site to provide concrete imaging (Ground Penetrating Radar) for the customer, keeping the project on schedule without repairs or any other possible problems.

lakewoodGround Penetrating Radar was ideal on this site as it was on the roof of an office building with many people on site working below. It was important that this project not disrupt the tenants that were trying to accomplish their jobs. GPR does not require evacuation as with traditional x-ray. Ground Penetrating Radar, (Concrete Imaging) emits no radiation and is completely safe to be around. Traditional x-ray is mostly done after hours; GPR can be done during normal business hours. All data findings are marked directly on the surface at the customer’s request for the easiest interpretation of the scanning provided.  With GPR there is no wait for developing films as with traditional x-ray. Only one side of the slab is needed for scanning so time and resources are much more ideal for tight schedules of projects. Ground Penetrating Radar is the new way to x-ray!

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. specializes in GPR service and is our primary source of revenue. With that in mind, regarding the amount of experience and specialization of concrete imaging and investigations as well as a nationwide network of technicians, GPRS, Inc. is unrivaled in the industry. GPRS, Inc. can supply your project with the safest and most accurate ground penetrating radar service in the business. Your safety is our main goal at Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. We are the experts in GPR.

If you are interested in learning more about our sonar imaging capabilities or other Ground Penetrating Radar applications such as locating Utilities and sub-surface anomalies along a proposed pipeline trench, locating Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), clearing boring locations of possible utilities for soil samples, void detection or even structural investigations. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a demo or lunch and learn – let us buy your team lunch so we can tell you more about our company and what we can offer your company and projects. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems has an office local in Denver, CO serving all of Colorado and Wyoming as well as local offices in Salt Lake City UT, Albuquerque NM, Phoenix AZ, Omaha NE, and Kansas City as well as offices in nearly every major city in the United States. Contact Adam Rock at 303.775.8270 or adam.rock@gp-radar.com today to schedule an appointment or free demo.

Locating Underground Utilities in Kansas City, MO

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Kansas City was called to locate any underground utilities at a site in Independence, MO.  The client was going to be trenching in new power and was concerned about striking existing utilities. The technician was able to locate multiple utilities that could’ve been struck while trenching. Thanks to GPRS the client was able to safely perform his work without any issues.

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GPRS’S use of multiple utility locating technologies can help assure you are getting the fastest and most reliable locate for your next project. GPRS can assist you with all of your locating needs.  Whether you are excavating, boring, or trenching GPRS is your locating solution. Using GPRS will not only save time and money during construction, it can also save a life. Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Kansas City can assist you in your projects in St. Joseph, Lawrence and Topeka.  For more information about GPRS capabilities or questions on how we could assist you on your next project please contact Terry Jeffries at terry.jeffries@gp-radar.com or 913-232-6533.