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Posts By: Jim Burns

Should I be searching for communication cables and fibre in my underground utility searches?

Posted on 1/11/2017 at 2:16 PM by in Blog

Fibre and cable networks are growing rapidly. This is mainly due to the demand for faster broadband and improved rural access. Cable and fibre networks now create further challenges for anyone putting together underground utility plans prior to starting any excavation. The challenge for many is two-fold… 1. Should I be including this as part… Read More

Listen, take note and you’ll find so much more…

Posted on 8/08/2017 at 12:46 PM by in Blog

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been keeping a note of every time a customer mentions something they like about our utility search service. The reason for this is that I had convinced myself that, as we offer a standardised product (a utility report should not be different regardless of who provides it), speed and… Read More

Cornerstone completes it’s 40,000th utility search

Posted on 10/06/2017 at 12:46 PM by in Blog News

During September 2017, Cornerstone Projects Ltd saw it’s 40,000th underground utility search go through its books. Over the 13 years or so in business, this means the Cornerstone Projects team have ordered and checked over a 1/3 of a million individual plans from the utility companies. And this doesn’t take into account that a lot… Read More

Underground utility search expert, Cornerstone Projects, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans

Posted on 4/06/2017 at 12:31 PM by in Blog News

The UK’s leading underground utility search provider, Cornerstone Projects, has been appointed by Scottish Water as an approved supplier on their commercial plant enquiries. It’s an exciting move for the nationwide company, which has been providing professional services to the UK construction industry for over 13 years. Now, appointed to provide Scottish Water plans to… Read More

The challenges of construction projects in the winter

Posted on 21/10/2015 at 4:19 PM by in Blog

Although British Winters aren’t famous for heavy snow, this year it is very likely, alongside. frozen grounds and cold winds. These are elements that can be a nightmare for us in the construction industry. The cost implication of these can be heavily felt, even without any reported rise in the cost of building materials.  … Read More