Post Tension Locating At The University Of Utah Hospital

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems was contacted by a contractor to locate post tension cables in a concrete slab used for helicopter landings by the University of Utah Hospital. The contractor was asked to put safety railings next to the stairs of the helicopter pad. They wanted to anchor brackets into the slab and were concerned of hitting the exceptionally tight Post Tension reinforcement laid in the concrete. It was imperative that the contractor did not hit the Post Tension for safety and to not create further construction on the helicopter pad interfering with the possible effectiveness of Life Flight.

Ground Penetrating Radar Systems used a GSSI 1600 MHz antenna for this application to locate the reinforcement. All findings were marked directly on the concrete at customers request for easy interpretation. GPR was ideal for this application due to the active work site in the surrounding areas. GPR emits no radiation and is safe for others to work in the area near the scan location.

For a similar scan on your job site in Utah, Idaho, or Montana please contact Adam Kubicki at 801-599-2115 or at Sonar has also been used in Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, Ogden, Park City, West Valley, and Spanish Fork. X-ray is used to locate utilities as well in Boise, Idaho and Helena, Montana.