Fusion Plans -
Giving you the Big Picture.
An Enquiry on our Retriever
Service can result in over 40 plans from utilities, pipeline owners
and authorities being delivered for your site. It can then
take you several days of valuable and expensive time to work out what
they are telling you, and if you need to give information to others
- e.g. your contractor - you have to supply them with either copies
of all the plans, or the original set of plans themselves.
And as plans vary
greatly in media, format, scales, legibility and content it is very
difficult for anyone to see the big picture, and it is quite
possible that something will be missed as you flit from plan to plan
trying to work out your best options.
A Fusion Plan from
National One Call takes
all the plans provided and integrates them into a single plan that
shows the entire site in one document for use in your own GIS
system. Fusion plans are layered at 1 asset owner per layer,
allowing you to see any combination of who has what and where it is.
Sometimes known as a 'Desktop Survey', a Fusion Plan really does
show you what you are dealing with. A PDF format version of
the plan is also supplied so you can distribute the plan to your
staff and contractors that may not have CAD facilities.
Fusion Plans are
produced by National One Call Partners who specialise in CAD / GIS
services. They take the plans that are returned for your
enquiry and integrate them into a single drawing.
Prices for Fusion
Plans vary according to the nature / size of site and the number of
plans to be integrated.
How do I request
a Fusion Plan?
When you make your
Retriever Enquiry you simply add Fusion Plan to your enquiry
requirements and you will receive an instant quotation.
with a Fusion Plan can add up to 5 working days to the normal
delivery time of 12 to 15 working days.
Armed with the plans
supplied by the asset owners as well as a Fusion Plan you can be
confident that you have the best information available about the
Fusion plans are
arranged to have one layer per asset owner and are supplied on a
disc with both CAD and PDF files.
A Fusion Plan is
useful at the planning stage of any job or to provide an indicative
plan of the services at the site, but you must remember that it is
only as accurate as the plans that were provided by the asset
owners. Asset owner plans are provided in good faith but each
one may have flaws, e.g. there can be several metres of a difference
between where the plan says a cable or pipe is and its actual
position. This can be caused by inaccuracy of the plan,
repositioning or additions that were not recorded, or even movement
of the ground.
In some cases, a
response is received from an asset owner stating that there are
buried services but no plans are available. This is often the
case for authority records of street lighting, drainage and gullies,
traffic lights and sensors, and private plant such as cable laid by
citizens to provide power to an outbuilding. Obviously this
information cannot be put onto your Fusion Plan.
As each asset owner
plan may contain inaccuracies - your Fusion Plan can contain over 40
such plans - and it is possible that some services are present that
are not recorded you must regard a Fusion Plan to be indicative
If you need to know
exactly what services are onsite and where they are you must
consider having a site survey undertaken through our
Click here to see the range of surveys offered by National One Call
through our Partner Network.