Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

WSP Geomatics regularly conducts GPR surveys in support of a wide range of engineering workflows for clients from a wide range of sectors including rails, utilities, pipeline companies, transportation and infrastructure.

The GPR data will provide design engineers with preliminary insight on the location and presence of infrastructure buried beneath the ground in the planned construction zone. This data will be used in the design workflow to identify areas of concern for foundation designs where further excavation and confirmation of underground utilities and infrastructure will be required prior to the start of construction. The GPR data will also be loaded into a web GIS portal to provide the many different engineering disciplines and teams that would be involved in a rails project with easy web based access to this information. This will enable all project stakeholders to make more informed and cross-disciplinary collaborative decisions as they progress through the engineering design workflow and planning processes.

Within WSP there are geospatial data experts available to assist engineering projects across the globe. The convergence of traditional survey techniques and Geomatics knowledge and tools with digital technologies, the internet and integrated IT systems provides access for spatial data driven, leading edge innovative solutions. Leveraging geospatial data throughout the engineering project life cycle will facilitate innovation, increase competitiveness and improve upon what we are all able to offer.