Why Choose Us
Do any search on the internet for “ground probing radar” or “utility detection” and you will find other companies appearing to do what we do. One of the reasons for this is the rapid introduction of some GPR systems that are cheaper, but technologically inferior, to the PipeHawk II that Adien use. The result is that there are a number of new entrants out there who can appear quite credible. So why should you choose Adien?
Next year will be our 17th year of trading. We are owned by PipeHawk plc whose GPR roots go back over 25 years. Put simply, nobody has done what we have done for so long, and in so many places. Our personnel have used GPR and other utility detection techniques in all continents of the world, in all temperatures and soil conditions and you will have the benefit of that experience. That knowledge allows us to advise you what we can do for you; more importantly, we will also be able to tell you what is not possible – not everyone does that in our industry.
Adien have adopted a logical 4-step approach to helping you manage the risks in your project. This approach has been independently verified by researchers at Purdue University, USA to save you over 4 times the cost of the utility survey itself on your project. The cumulative approach to gathering evidence to assist you manage the risk of your project is a unique innovation by Adien in the UK. We are the only UK utility mapping and detection company who operate this methodology and who have adopted internally the use of vacuum excavation in order to undertake the Level 4 surveys. “Daylighting” (the physical exposure of the utility) is the only technique to offer you 100% accuracy on utility positioning. Vacuum excavation is also a much safer proposal to any other manual excavation exercise.
Being owned by PipeHawk plc puts us in an unrivalled position as regards technical backup. Together, PipeHawk and Adien collaborate on a monthly basis to improve the technology and consequently give better results to our clients.
Standards and Training
We are committed to training and have a full time training manager to enhance all the external training that our staff experience. We work to strict operational procedures and guidelines to ensure that high quality results are the norm not the exception. We invest heavily in staff training (last year we spent over £100,000) and are proud to have achieved ISO 9001:2000 accreditation. This covers all our operating procedures from enquiry through to delivery of results and again separates us from our competitors.
Nobody puts out as much equipment and as many staff on a job as we do. Each survey vehicle has a dedicated radio detection operator, a dedicated GPR operative and a dedicated land surveyor who together work as a team on site. We provide an on-site office for them to work in as part of the £100,000 plus of equipment we put onto site. This allows verification of preliminary results to start whilst our team are still on site so that any queries or anomalies are dealt with quickly.
We don’t just have a “one size to fit all” approach to what we do,
We tailor our service around your needs. We work with our clients to agree with them the best solution for their information needs. We have a range of techniques and methodologies available to you and together we will discuss the information you need and then decide on the best way of providing it to you. So you see, there are many good reasons for choosing Adien.