New Construction and the Marking of Communication Lines Prior to Building Construction

Available to: Faculty & Staff

Service Summary

Before construction begins, ITS must survey construction sites and mark communication lines in order to protect critical communication circuits and infrastructure pathways from drilling or excavation damage.

Surveying and marking communication lines prior to the start of construction prevents unintended damage, telecommunications service interruptions, and major expenses that could be incurred by the contractor.

It is the contractor's responsibility to request a survey of all sites prior to the beginning of construction. Two working days’ advance notice should be allowed to assure that qualified staff is available to do the marking.

This service is limited to university property.

How to Get this Service

Request a construction site survey by completing the Request for Marking of Communication Lines form.

There is no charge for this service.


This service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting Help

Assistance for all IT Services is available through the ITS Support Center:

Phone: 703-993-8870
Fax: 703-993-3347
Online: Submit a Request
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Walk-in Support
Fairfax Campus*:
Innovation Hall, Room 226
(*closed Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for team meetings)

Last modified date: July 18, 2016