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GPRS Used by Core Drillers to Avoid Reinforcing at MIT – Boston, MA

A general contractor had a project in Boston, MA at a building at MIT that was under construction. The scope of the project was to map out all reinforcing around three proposed core locations to help the core drillers avoid any reinforcing steel. The general contractor decided to contact Ground Penetrating Radar Systems of Rhode Island after learning that they have been in business since 2001 and each technician has the experience of performing over 350 surveys per year. GPRS was able to complete the investigation that same day and allowed the engineers to start planning their project immediately. GPRS uses real time applications and were experienced enough to be able to locate all of the reinforc-ing in the area.

GPR Scanning Prior to Core Drilling - Boston, MA

All of the reinforcing that GPRS found were marked on the surface and given a depth where the client deemed necessary. GPRS Technicians also utilize a Radio Detection device in order to be able to detect all live power and radio frequencies to help further determine if an anomaly is an electric or a communications line to help give the Contractor as much information as possible. The general contractor now had the information they needed to proceed with the project without causing any delays and with the peace of mind knowing where the safest places to core drill were. The feneral Contractor was enamored with the quality of work that was performed and the timely, efficient manner in which it was done. GPRS is unique in the industry in that we use multiple technologies to locate and most of the time identify underground utilities. The technologies we use like GPR require a high level of interpretation by our Project Managers in the field thus our training and mentoring programs represent a substantial investment into our people. And that is really the difference, our people. Their thoroughness and care on site is our trademark.

Before excavating and trenching in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire, contact Project Manager of GPRS, Eric Fish, at 401.474.4505 or You can also visit us on the web at

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