Reveal Presents Building Unified Utility Models for Major Civil Infrastructure Projects: SUMSF 2023
Reveal’s CEO and founder, Sam Wiffen, held a livestream presentation on Tuesday, May 16, during SUMSF 2023. The topic of the presentation was, “Building Unified Utility Models for Major Civil Infrastructure Projects.
Reveal is a “collective” of innovative underground experts who build technology solutions for the underground. Wiffen gave examples such as finding cables and pipes, hosting information, and helping clients manage underground risks.
Wiffen acknowledged Geoff Zeiss’s leadership and support, as well as his innovation, passion, and advocacy for utility engineering. Wiffen also mentioned the Geoff Zeiss Urban Infrastructure Mapping Fund as a “phenomenal piece of work.” Geoff’s legacy and vision align well with what Reveal wants to achieve.
“It’s not about having more information, it’s about having the right information.” Wiffen took this quote and discussed how do we do more? Getting the optimum data to make the right decisions is where opportunities will be found to address failing infrastructure, technology advances, climate change, reduced workforce and more. He also addressed Reveal’s part in these challenges. He said major infrastructure projects are “the arbiters of change” and are crucial for project delivery.
Wiffen discussed by mapping in the pre-design phase and bringing in data, there is a sense of “safety by design” as it prevents utility strikes. He also encouraged participants to reach out and help Reveal solve subsurface challenges.
A question and answer session followed the presentation. Watch the whole presentation to find out more.