Underground Utility Colour Codes Explained

What are Underground Utility Colour Codes? Underground utility colour codes are used to differentiate and identify underground utilities to protect it from potential damage during excavation. There are different types of utilities and in order to tell them apart, either coloured lines or flags, or sometimes both are used. These lines/flags help mark the location…

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How To Stay Safe On Construction Sites During Summer

Are you protecting yourself when working in this hot weather? Construction work is very physical at the best of times, but this kind of labour provides even more of a challenge during the warmer months of the year. While we may not get the best weather in the UK during the summertime, it’s always best…

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A Reminder Of The New Improvements

New improvements from the Cornerstone team. We took decision to further improve our customer experience by introducing a simple but powerful mapping interface to our enquiry system. The new interface provides the following benefits: No need to provide grid references – providing a postcode will open a location map and give a grid reference. No…

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Using Drones In Construction

Is drone technology the future of construction? Technology is constantly evolving at a rapid pace, and makes our lives better and easier for the most part. From the fingerprint scanners to voice recognition to having the entire internet at the touch of a button, we are always surrounded by the latest innovative tech as part…

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Common Causes For Delays In Construction (And Ways To Prevent Them)

How many projects have you worked on that have suffered from delays? Delays are a nightmare for anyone involved in the construction industry, from workers to project managers to the client themselves. Having to stop or put a project on hold because of various reasons is a frustrating experience, and usually results in extra costs…

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Do You Know What Else We Can Do For You?

Utility searches have been our service for nearly 15 years. In that time, we have completed over 50,000 full searches and handled well over 500,000 plans. We have been successful through the systems and processes we have built and our clients depend on us as they do not have the capacity or desire to handle…

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System Improvement Nearing Completion

Final Customer Testing We have now finished our internal testing and a small number of our customers are currently testing the new process for us so we can iron out any process issues. Feedback so far has been great and we hope to have the IT development complete in the next 2 -3 weeks and…

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Building The Future Of Construction

Are we doing everything we can to secure the best for our industry? Construction has come a long way over the years, and as a whole is much better and safer industry to work in than ever before. But one of the biggest issues still facing the industry is the young people (or lack of,…

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Implementing Renewable Technologies In Construction

Should the construction industry be embracing the use of clean energy? Right now more than ever, there is a huge push for trying to go “greener”. With the construction industry playing a large part in wasted energy, we need to look for more efficient and sustainable methods. Renewable technology has come a long way in…

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Physical & Mental Health In Construction

How much of a toll can construction work have on our wellbeing? Everyone knows that construction work can be potentially dangerous if you’re not careful, and failure to comply with health and safety standards can have disastrous consequences. But how many people consider the effect that the day-to-day jobs have on your body – both…

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