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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR The Journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors November 2011 Cost Control Concurrent Delay Procurement Standards Surveying in the Royal Engineers... Read more
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CIVIL ENGINEERING SURVEYOR A sapper from the Royal Engineers driving a Trojan tank during Operation Hamkari in Afghanistan last year. Read how the Royal Engineers trains its surveyors on pp24-25. Imag... Read more
Regional CPD Events Need a helping hand? Do you want to provide CPD opportunities for members in your region? Are you thinking of organising events, but have little time or support? Do you want to inc... Read more
President’s Column Brave new world SITTING in the sun, flowers are chances of damaging them during the build, and also the path of new services to ensure that these do not clash with the new build. bl... Read more
ICES Regions South West & South Wales Mapping the floodplain Over 20 members and guests attended the talk on mapping the floodplain on 26 September in Dorchester by Richard Coombes from the Environmen... Read more
ICES Regions South East UAE Cost effective construction arbitrations A presentation was given on 19 September at the American University in Dubai by Nigel Truscott, partner at Al Suwaidi. Arbitration ... Read more
ICES Regions Hong Kong Dispute resolution in construction On 5 September, 75 members and guests attended a seminar on dispute resolution. Alfred Wu introduced the different types of alternative disput... Read more
Competencies New general competencies New geospatial competencies The ICES competencies are essential for membership and help demonstrate you are a qualified civil engineering surveyor. Updates includ... Read more
Institution News ICES accreditation forum The institution held an accreditation forum at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum on 21 September. Representatives were invited from colleges, universiti... Read more
Institution News New ICE president Richard Coackley is to become the 147th president of the Institution of Civil Engineers this month. Mr Coackley is director of energy development for URS Scott Wilso... Read more
News Roundup Scanning SA style South African surveyors are creating their own mobile mapping systems by attaching a laser scanner to a gyrocopter. Land and Marine Surveys has fixed a Riegl VZ-400 scan... Read more
News Roundup Chinese tombs for Scottish Ten China’s Eastern Qing Tombs have been selected as the latest project in the Scottish Ten heritage laser scanning initiative. The tombs date from 1666 and are... Read more
Image courtesy of FM-International Oy FINNMAP Salzbur AUS Salzburg Congress rg STRIA AUSTRIA 29-30 Nov 2011 Registration Reg gistration n open 0 A majo major or two-day techn technical nical conferenc... Read more
Letters to the Editor Specification specifics Two things which may interest you, or even the membership, from the October issue of CES. I very much appreciated Abigail Tomkins' article about the ICE's... Read more
TSA Focus Where are all the women? Rory Stanbridge FCInstCES MRICS FRSPSoc, Secretary General, The Survey Association AT the end of September I attended a meeting of the A TSA member recently lost out... Read more
Meet the Membership Pushing BIM boundaries Name: Alexandra Grounds Occupation: BIM consultant ICES grade: Member Job title: Director Employer: Grounds Associates What are the good bits and bad bits ab... Read more
Meet the Membership What’s been your biggest career challenge? Setting up my own business as a BIM consultant when BIM isn’t understood or taken seriously during the deepest recession since the 1930s.... Read more
Geocaching Geocaching: 40 go mad in Greenwich Eric Zeeven, Chair, ICES South East On your marks, get set... Contestants gather before the off. ON 22 September 2011, the ICES Network (for students and ... Read more
Geocaching Contestants out on the tasks. LtoR: If I hold it just here I get a full signal; that’s 20 bonus points in the bag; back a bit, back a bit, stop. determined as the day wore on — with the lit... Read more
Accredited Courses Accreditation of degrees and diplomas by ICES is a mark of assurance that the programmes meet the standards set by industry; producing graduates with enough knowledge and background... Read more
Letter from America The American Jobs Act A further stimulus for construction? Barry Hiscox FCInstCES IN my letters from America I usually try to avoid partisan politics — unless they specifically inv... Read more
Letter from America to blindly cut expenditure and retain the favourable tax rates and loopholes to corporations and the well-off under the premise that such continued benefits will be used to stimula... Read more
RSME Here, there and everywhere Training the Royal Engineers’ surveyors Abigail Tomkins, Deputy Editor UBIQUE, or everywhere, is the motto of the British army’s Class 2 The privates (or sappers as the... Read more
RSME Once the sappers have passed the course (for the past few years, the RSME has achieved a 100% pass rate for its survey engineers), they are awarded their military qualifications and attached to a... Read more
Events The evolution of 3D documentation: Record millions of coordinate 􀁓􀁒􀁌􀁑􀁗􀁖􀀃􀁚􀁌􀁗􀁋􀀃􀁍􀁘􀁖􀁗􀀃􀁒􀁑􀁈􀀃􀃀􀁑􀁊􀁈􀁕􀀑􀀃 FARO Focus3D. My one touch 3D Scanner. The Focus3D opens a new era of 3... Read more
Partnering Standard forms of partnering contracts The ultimate contractual commitment? Part 8: The end game Partneriing Team ICES Partnering Team This is the eighth and final article in the series bei... Read more
Partnering NEC3 The Institution of Civil Engineers’ Engineering and Construction Contract third edition (NEC3) and partnering option X12 must be read together to give a full picture of the intended pa... Read more
Partnering solving hierarchy, thereby potentially reducing the prospect of disputes or at least helping to minimise their impact. JCT It will be recalled that the Joint Contracts Tribunal Constructing... Read more
Procurement Construction procurement: The new British Standard 8534:2011 Construction procurement policies, strategies and procedures code of practice John Connaughton, Director – Thought Leadership, ... Read more
Careers Workplace politics Your guide to getting to the top We can often wander through life wondering why the opportunities slip us by when we are clearly nothing short of amazing... Chrissi McCarthy... Read more
Careers comments about yourself. Start easy, just one a week and build up until this way of talking becomes normal. People only know about us what we tell them – let’s make sure you’re telling them th... Read more
Careers You wouldn’t run a project without first putting together a plan, programme, contact list and so on, so why would you allow your career to be left to chance? even undertake some ambassador wor... Read more
Cost Control Tendering and cost control Rob Horne, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins THE REQUIREMENTS for tendering, tender submissions and the evaluation of those submissions, particularly in relation to ... Read more
Concurrent Delay One step forward, two steps back Concurrent delay in England post City Inn Jeremy Winter, Matthew Totman and Sunil Mawkin, Baker and McKenzie LLP ACONTRACTOR is normally entitled to a... Read more
Concurrent Delay likely to cause delay to the works beyond the completion date in the sense described by Colman J. in the Balfour Beatty case. In the present case, the [employer] has... both a negativ... Read more
Concurrent Delay prevention principle. Adyard attempted to argue that causation was established by showing that the duration of the relevant event or act of prevention extended beyond the original com... Read more
Concurrent Delay importance of the contractor proving delay to the actual progress of the work as a result of the alleged act of prevention... Accordingly, I conclude that, for the prevention principl... Read more
Membership Application and Upgrade Workshops Workshop Calendar 2011/2012 22 November 3.30pm Plymouth 6 December 3.30pm London 17 January 3.30pm Sale 27 January 3.30pm Oxford ***NEW*** Phone-in Surgery... Read more
Rates What’s in a rate? Construction and engineering contracts Julian Bailey, CMS Cameron McKenna RATES have been used in construction personnel, plant and equipment for the work performed on site. Th... Read more
FIDIC The rainbow suite The 1999 FIDIC contracts: Part 3 Programming and reporting — A benefit or burden for the contractor, employer and its engineer Paul Battrick FRICS MCIArb, Managing Director (In... Read more
FIDIC obligations. Every time the contractor submits a revised programme, it must include: • The order in which the works will be carried out. • The timing of each stage of design, preparation of cont... Read more
FIDIC • Completion to the required quality standards, to enhance reputations. • A dispute-free project, to avoid the time consuming and expensive use of resources. Whilst far easier to say than to ach... Read more
Costs New costs regime for construction cases Mark Lloyd-Williams, Partner, and Nick Downing, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP AS of 1 October 2011, the Technology the first case management conference. Howe... Read more
Construction Act Payment provisions under the new construction act The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009: Part 3 The HGCRA Team This series of articles sets out to look a... Read more
Construction Act new notice provisions that entitle either the payer or the payee to give notices of payment. The addition of section 110A to the HGCRA effectively restates the payment notice provisio... Read more
Construction Act suspend performance for non-payment of a notified sum under section 111(1) to “any or all” of the party’s obligations under the contract on giving at least seven days’ notice of the i... Read more
Finance Laying financial foundations Jason Heath, Construction Finance Expert, Bibby Financial Services IT IS NO SECRET that the debt crisis has hit the contend with stage payments and regularly needi... Read more
Finance As an invoice finance provider to the construction industry, we saw an increase of nearly 30% in funding to the sector in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010. Feed... Read more
Equipment Update Riegl has launched several new laser scanners. The VZ-4000 is a compact high speed, high resolution 3D VZ-line laser scanner with a range of up to 4000m. It has an accuracy of 15mm, a... Read more
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Profiles Geocel is launching an improved version of one of its sealants Dow Corning 794. The new sealant, Dow Corning 799, boasts improved characteristics making it even better than 794 — including im... Read more
Recruitment Kingsland Surveyors Limited, based in Leatherhead, Surrey is a well established and progressive survey company with a first class reputation for producing quality surveys to a variety of c... Read more
SURCO Training The information business of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors SURCO Training is a division of the Chartered Instuon of Civil Engineering Surveyors' trading compan... Read more