Excavation Program

High Priority Areas

High priority areas. Click here to enlarge.

The Excavation Program is designed to ensure underground utilities are not damaged during ANY kind of excavation (digging) being performed on the Duke University property.  This Facilities Management Department (FMD) program should be used in conjunction with any/all Duke University policies and procedures pertaining to excavation and provides specific procedures and responsibilities for FMD employees and contractors.  This program applies to all Duke employees and contractors working on Duke property and to all excavation work on campus including nights and weekend work.  Duke’s Excavation Program is meant to work with the North Carolina Underground Damage Prevention Act of 1985 and should not be in conflict with its requirements.

Risk Mitigation is required for all crane set up.