In April 2019, a gas line was accidentally hit during the installation of underground fiber conduit. The result was an explosion that destroyed five buildings and took one life in downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Imagine if all public works engineers and utility company crew chiefs were equipped with a mobile device that could easily and accurately identify every piece of infrastructure underground and above ground—every gas valve, every water main or service line, every fiber optic cable, every transformer, and every light pole—and surveyors could use the same device to locate every survey marker.
MADISON, Wis.—Berntsen International, a leader in infrastructure marking systems designed for a connected world, is a finalist in the 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards.
The Wisconsin Innovation Awards celebrate and inspire innovation by highlighting the development of groundbreaking ideas. Berntsen’s InfraMarker solution is one of 233 products, businesses and services nominated across the state.