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How can GPR Save Lives?

What are the advantages of the Ground Penetrating Radar technology? What role does it play in preventing serious workplace accidents? If you’re looking for answers to these issues, you’ve come to the right place because we’ll look at how GPR can save you time, money, reputation, and even lives.

Prior to sawing or drilling concrete, it’s critical to find electrical wires and metal targets. The reason for this is that if the placement of conduits, post tension cables, and rebars are not precisely marked over the concrete structures before any digging, trenching, coring, cutting, or drilling work is done, disasters can occur.
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Ground Penetrating Radar: All You Need To Know

Ground Penetrating Radar, commonly known as GPR, is a geophysical survey technique where radio waves are used to map out objects beneath the ground level. It is a non-destructive and non-intrusive way for checking out subsurface structures and for pinpoint the locations of underground utilities without the need to disturb the ground in and around the suspect area.
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What Is The Future of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)?

Ground Penetrating Radar is a technique used for locating or confirming the presence of utilities buried underground. Some of the utilities detected by this technique include underground water and sewer pipes, optical and electrical cables, shallow unexploded ordnance, and wood among others. As a technology, GPR has helped immensely to save underground utilities that could have been damaged during construction projects. This has led to faster completion of projects, minimal public disruption due to damaged utilities, and proper planning and execution of projects.

It is a relatively new technology, and as such, its adoption is still slow outside civil engineering applications. However, the future is very bright for the technology as awareness about its importance increases, and more and more industries and government departments are adopting it as a tool to aid in their planning. Read below for an overview of what we can expect about GPR in the coming years.
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A little history about GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR)

A little history about Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Concrete X-rays for all types of construction projects began to first emerge in the early 1980’s as it grew to become the technique used in order to reduce risk in Construction Projects. The challenge in the X-ray technology is that the radiation emitted poses a huge risk to humans, specifically when used in a densley populated areas such as office buildings, malls, hotels etc…

Most of the time buildings needed to be evacuated prior to x-ray scan or work had to be done overnight. It is clear that projects took longer due to project delays & disruptions, since scanning with x-rays also took longer, up 5-6 hours a scan.
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GPR assists at Archaeological Sites

How Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) assists at Archaeological Sites.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has been used for Concrete inspection on building sites for many years now. This same technology is finding many uses in the world of archaeology. In fact a recent discovery made in Egypt was through the use of GPR.

Buried Architecture Discovery

In Egypt an archaeological site located near the Great Temple decided to use GPR to assist in finding further evidence of hidden ruins. The area consists of many sites including what is known as the Lower Market. This was the area chosen for the scans in the hopes of finding buried architecture to identify the next area for excavation.
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GPR VS. X-Ray Technology

When you need to know what is in the concrete without destroying it, there are two options that you can use that are very effective …

As you know, it is important to scan before drilling, excavating or sawing concrete in construction or rehabilitation.

Two of the most popular methods include ground penetrating radar (GPR) and the x-ray to scan concrete. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but now, you are better off using GPR than x-ray and here’s why: few constraints for the technician, low cost scanning conditions safer and scan less harmful than x-rays.
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