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Mary Ashley Canevaro

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Conduit Educational Series (Part 3): Violations in Manholes and Handholes

In this four-part series, we are uncovering manhole and handhole conditions. In our experience, asset owners are often surprised at the amount of damage, trespass, and violations found in underground spaces without regular inventories. The first...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 01.23.2018

Topics: Conduit Inventory & Inspection

Conduit Educational Series (Part 2): Structural Damage in Manholes and Handholes

Successful joint use management of underground infrastructure begins with knowing which assets are in underground spaces and tracing actions to each one.

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 01.16.2018

Topics: Conduit Inventory & Inspection

Conduit Educational Series (Part 1): Trespass in Manholes and Handholes

Successful business decisions for asset owners and occupants of underground infrastructure begins with knowing which assets are underground and tracking activities of each.

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 01.9.2018

Topics: Conduit Inventory & Inspection

Getting Ahead in 2018: Keeping Our Resolutions (Part 3 of 3)

Our first article, “Getting Ahead in 2018: Pole Inspections (Part 1 of 3)” looked at the proactive strengths of resolutions to start and maintain regular pole audits. Our second post, “Getting Ahead in 2018: Inspections (Part 2 of 3),”...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 01.2.2018

Topics: Utility Pole Inspection, Conduit Inventory & Inspection

Getting Ahead in 2018: Conduit Inspections (Part 2 of 3)

In this post, we suggest ways to get ahead in 2018 by reviewing vital tools for strengthening joint use operations and management. The first article in this series, “Getting Ahead in 2018: Pole Inspections (Part 1 of 3)” discusses utility pole...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 12.19.2017

Topics: Conduit Inventory & Inspection

Getting Ahead in 2018: Pole Inspections (Part 1 of 3)

Over the next three articles, we will discuss the tools needed to strengthen joint use partnerships. We will focus on the ways that inspections and inventories, paired with a centralized asset management system, are critical to managing an...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 12.12.2017

Topics: Utility Pole Inspection

Why We Appreciate the Electric Utility & Communication Industries: 4 Reasons

This week, we wanted to reflect on our gratitude. We work together daily with incredible people who provide us with electricity, entertainment, and the ability to communicate and connect with our world. In honor of these hard-working companies...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 11.21.2017

Topics: State of the Industry, Trending Industry Issues

Underground Conduit Infrastructure [Part 5]: Five Necessities for an Underground Inventory

To close our underground series, we look at the crucial principles of an underground inventory. Underground inspections are necessary for asset owners, who must know the current conditions of their facilities. Although underground systems can...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 09.26.2017

Topics: Infrastructure Asset Management

Underground Conduit Infrastructure [Part 4]: The Aboveground Impact of Underground Neglect

Alden’s Underground Conduit Infrastructure series has investigated the reality of underground facilities: what they are and what happens when no one is looking. Damage, violations, and trespass cause harm to these essential structures. This...
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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 09.19.2017

Topics: Infrastructure Asset Management

Underground Conduit Infrastructure [Part 3]: Digging in to Violations, Safety, and Damage

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey gushed into the streets of Houston and surrounding areas. It flooded businesses, homes, and schools. But it didn’t stop there. Water leaked from the streets  into the manholes and handholes of underground...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 09.12.2017

Topics: Infrastructure Asset Management

Underground Conduit Infrastructure [Part 2]: Sneaking Around Underground

Foreign to our everyday lives above ground, the underground world can be quite mysterious. What lies beneath is unknown and unfamiliar. Twenty-first century urban explorers have begun to uncover findings of underground communities, secret maps,...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 09.5.2017

Topics: Infrastructure Asset Management

Underground Conduit Infrastructure [Part 1]: Looking Under the Surface

The future of communications is rapidly progressing. With high-speed broadband becoming a basic requirement in daily life, extensive changes are being made to regulations and federal deployment plans. Initiatives such as the Connect America Fund...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 08.29.2017

Topics: Infrastructure Asset Management

Consumers are Changing the Utility Industry

From utility pole placement requests to calling for faster Internet speeds, consumers are a powerful influence in driving growth within the utility and communications industries. As consumers’ needs expand and change, these industries must...

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Mary Ashley Canevaro
. 03.28.2017

Topics: Utility Asset Management

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