Husky Hydrovac S.U.E. Subsurface Utility Engineering

Husky Hydrovac S.U.E. Subsurface Utility Engineering

S.U.E. Subsurface Utility Engineering

Subsurface Utility Engineering is not confined to highways. It can be used with good results on airport, railroad, transit, building construction, military, sanitation, nuclear, and any other public works project where underground utilities may be encountered. It can also be used for environmental purposes, such as detecting and mapping underground storage tanks, septic fields, and even contaminants. SUE adds value, quality, and accountability to any project.

“The Federal Highway Administration has been encouraging the use of Subsurface Utility Engineering on Federal-aid highway projects since 1991. Proper use of this cost-effective professional engineering service will eliminate many of the utility problems typically encountered on highway projects. Using this technology, it will be possible to avoid many utility relocations before construction and many unexpected encounters during construction, thereby eliminating many costly, time-consuming project delays.”

Dwight A. Horne
Director, Office of Program Administration
Federal Highway Administration