AE Blog - Design Professionals and Underground Utilities
It is imperative that design professionals understand the
various sources of duty, including the requirements of local
jurisdictions. Legal duties vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For example, in some states, it is legally sufficient for the owner, acting through its design professional, to simply note the existence of underground utilities in the area of the proposed excavation on plans and specifications. The in-depth white paper by Terence Scanlan, Beth Andrus and William Bender can be read to our resource section.