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RodRadar has developed a technological platform that automatically detects underground utility infrastructure in real time, on-site, without the need for expert analysis.

Damage to underground utility infrastructure during excavation is pressing a global challenge that, despite significant attempts to resolve, still costs the construction industry billions of dollars annually. RodRadar’s proprietary and patented ground penetrating radar technology, Live Dig Radar® (LDR), along with its line of products, facilitates a new ecosystem of synergetic services and solutions that are set to modernize excavation, increase operator safety, improve productivity, and introduce project efficiencies.

Live Dig Radar® (LDR) is a patented radar imaging technology combining advanced design, embedded processing, sophisticated algorithms, and cutting-edge engineering, which enables automatic real-time, on-site alerts for the prevention of damage to underground utility infrastructure during excavation.

LDR EXCAVATE™. RodRadar has also created LDR Excavate. Is the first-ever ground penetrating radar (GPR) integrated into the excavator’s digging bucket, detecting underground utilities in real-time and alerting the operator during excavation. It is designed to withstand even the harshest digging environments and has proven itself through rigorous testing.

It provides the operator with automatic and accurate alerts regarding buried utilities encountered during digging operations, in real time, before the utility is hit. A bucket with an integrated LDR technology can easily be installed on any excavator, current or new, using industry standard interfaces and attachment systems.

LDR Excavate can detect all types of pipes and utilities, including gas, power, communications, fiber-optics, water, sewage, oil and chemicals – in different soils and types of substrates. This breakthrough solution enhances the safety and efficacy of digging, construction, and earthworks operations, reducing the enormous costs and environmental impact associated with everyday accidental damage.

How we collaborate?

Underground utility strikes are one of the biggest H&S risks for the construction industry. Ferrovial has partnered with RodRadar to trial its solution in a water treatment plant refurbishment in Texas.

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