"If men are to remain civilized or to become so, the art of associating together must grow and improve in the same ratio in which the equality of conditions is increased.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America, 1835
Membership in the SUE Association is primarily private sector firms that are engaged in performing subsurface utility engineering services. Additional membership categories accommodate firms engaged in the manufacturing and/or supplying of subsurface utility engineering equipment, supplies, hardware, software or services that support but is not engaged in performing subsurface utility engineering services; government agencies, universities or other institutions of higher learning, non-profit organizations, or other entities not engaged in but with an interest in subsurface utility engineering; and individuals who would not otherwise qualify for membership under other categories.
The SUE Association will provide programs and benefits to its members, and the public served by the members through the following activities
The SUE Association provides networking events, forums, and opportunities for discussions and information sharing to promote the highest level of business, ethical, professional and technical practice (procedures, technology, law, legislation, and trends) in furtherance of best practices; and promotion of ASCE Standard 38-02.
Through conferences, workshops, seminars webinars, and other media and venues, the SUE Association provides continuing education for its members to maintain and advance their professional, technical and business skills, keep current with state-of-the-art practice, and better serve their clients and the public.
The SUE Association implements education and information programs to enhance the understanding and use of SUE services by clients, stakeholders and targeted audiences, as well as legislators, regulators and the general public through public relations, communications, and advocacy.
The risk and liability of firms providing SUE services differs from other surveying and engineering activities. The SUE Association is implementing a special program to provide firms with the necessary coverage at premiums that are proportional to a firm’s exposure.